Lassa fever

Lassa Fever ‘At Risk’ Britons Sent Home From Sierra Leone

Three British nationals have been brought back to the UK from Sierra Leone for medical assessment after coming into close contact with...
Samoa measles outbreak

Samoa Measles Outbreak Worsens With Death Toll Reaching 22

A measles outbreak in the Pacific nation of Samoa has killed 22 people, nearly all children under five. The...
Ebola Vaccine

Ebola Vaccine Approved As Second Jab Trialled

A second Ebola vaccine is to be offered to around 50,000 people in the Democratic Republic of Congo, as part of a...
Milestone in polio

‘Milestone’ In Polio Eradication Achieved

The second of three forms of the polio virus has been eradicated, experts have announced. There are three types...
Psychiatrist

Psychiatrist Vacancies ‘Threaten’ Nhs Transformation

Plans to transform mental health services in England will fail if the rise in unfilled NHS psychiatrist posts continues, the profession is...
The Placenta

Soot Pollution Particles ‘Cross The Placenta’

Particles of black carbon - or soot - can cross the placenta, a study has found. The Nature Communications...
Blood Test

We’re One Step Closer To A Blood Test That Predicts When A Person Will...

While death is inevitable, knowing when it will come isn’t necessarily, and scientists have been trying to develop a test that could...
Vaginal bacteria

Vaginal Bacteria Linked To Ovarian Cancer

Having too few "friendly" vaginal bacteria may increase a woman's chance of ovarian cancer, and swabs can be used to spot this,...
Eye drops

Eye Drops Sold At Walmart, Walgreens Recalled Because They May Not Be Sterile

Select over-the-counter eye drops and ointments sold at Walgreens and Walmart stores as well as some prescription ointments sold at other retailers...
Deadly Ebola outbreak

Deadly Ebola Outbreak ‘Not Global Threat’

The World Health Organization has decided not to declare a global emergency over the Ebola crisis in the Democratic Republic of Congo.