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Ebola 'spreading too fast' - WHO - 01/08/2014

The Ebola outbreak is spreading faster than efforts to control it, the head of the World Health Organization tells West African leaders. - read more...

DNA project 'to make UK world leader' - 01/08/2014

A project aiming to revolutionise medicine by unlocking the secrets of DNA is under way in centres across England. - read more...

Summit to launch urgent Ebola plan - 01/08/2014

The World Health Organization and presidents of West African nations affected by the Ebola outbreak meet in Guinea to announce a new $100m response plan. - read more...

Ebola victim heads to US hospital - 01/08/2014

A hospital in Atlanta is preparing to receive a US aid worker infected with the deadly Ebola virus while working in West Africa. - read more...

Whistleblowers get rough deal - MPs - 01/08/2014

The treatment of employees in public services who raise concerns about wrongdoing is often "shocking", a group of MPs says. - read more...


News from CNN Health

Plant-based diet is his secret - 31/07/2014

For years Benji Kurtz was severely obese. He tried diet after diet. Then the solution to his weight loss problem found him. - read more...

Drops 100 pounds 'marathon' style - 25/07/2014

When Nicole Durham finally decided it was time to lose weight, she knew she had a long way to go. See her amazing transformation: - read more...

You won't believe the 'after' pics - 15/07/2014

Robert and Jessica Foster lost 160 and 120 pounds respectively after an emotional conversation. See their amazing transformation: - read more...

4 common first triathlon Qs - 29/07/2014

Tackling your first triathlon? Even the best triathletes in the world started somewhere -- and made their share of rookie mistakes. - read more...

Get off the sideline, into the race - 16/07/2014

Only a few short months ago, I was a spectator. - read more...


News from Google Health

WHO warns Ebola virus is 'moving faster than efforts to control it' - Financial Times - 01/08/2014

ABC NewsWHO warns Ebola virus is 'moving faster than efforts to control it'Financial TimesThe World Health Organisation has said the outbreak of deadly Ebola virus that has killed more than 700 people in west Africa is in effect out of control. “This outbreak is moving faster than our efforts to control it,” Margaret Chan, WHO director-general, said on ...Exposure of health workers weakens Africa's Ebola fightReutersWHO Says Outbreak of Ebola Virus is Outpaci - read more...

Medicines shortages force family doctors to prescribe second-choice alternatives ... - The Independent - 01/08/2014

The IndependentMedicines shortages force family doctors to prescribe second-choice alternatives ...The IndependentMedicines shortages are putting patient safety at risk and piling “almost daily” pressures on family doctors to find second-choice alternatives to commonly-prescribed drugs, GPs have warned. A poll for GP magazine found that the vast majority of family doctors ...Exclusive: GP anger over drug shortagesGP onlinePatients receiving 'second choice' drugs beca - read more...

Britain launches project to unravel human genetic code - Times of India - 01/08/2014

Telegraph.co.ukBritain launches project to unravel human genetic codeTimes of IndiaLONDON: Chemotherapy and its nasty side effects are all set to become obsolete. In less than two decades time, treatments will individually fix faulty genes to cure cancer, thanks to a ground-breaking genetic research programme to decode 100,000 human ...End of chemotherapy within 20 years as pioneering DNA project launchedTelegraph.co.ukBritain to map 100000 DNA code sequencesZee Newsall 64 news articles - read more...

The Link Between Birth Control Pills and Breast Cancer - The Atlantic - 01/08/2014

The Guardian NigeriaThe Link Between Birth Control Pills and Breast CancerThe AtlanticA new study finds that pills with a high level of estrogen increase breast cancer risk significantly. But that still might not mean you should change your prescription. Olga Khazan Aug 1 2014, 10:58 AM ET. Tweet. More. Email. Print · Monik Markus/Flickr.The Pill linked to breast cancer risk for younger womenFox NewsSome Birth Control Pills May Up Breast Cancer RiskHealthDaySome birth control pills ma - read more...

Expanding waistline? Check for diabetes - Hindustan Times - 01/08/2014

Hindustan TimesExpanding waistline? Check for diabetesHindustan TimesA British health report has warned that adults with a large waistline are five times more likely to develop type 2 diabetes. Get rid of those love handles. In its report, the Public Health England (PHE), an executive agency of Britain's Department of Health, said ...Beware: Your waistline can cause diabetes!Daily BhaskarWatch your waistline for diabetes riskOman Daily Observerall 34 news articles & - read more...


News from eHealth News EU

Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust Launches Electronic Patient Record System

Cambio Healthcare SystemsThe Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust (PAHT) in Harlow, Essex, and Cambio Healthcare Systems headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden, specialists in providing integrated electronic patient record (EPR) systems, have worked together for 18 months aiming to transform the provision of frontline care, ensuring - read more...

EMIS Grows Community Reach with London and Southern Framework Contracts

EMISEMIS has signed two major contracts under the NHS London and Southern framework - to deliver joined-up healthcare for nearly half a million patients. The contracts will see community providers in North Somerset and South Gloucestershire switch from RiO to EMIS Web to help manage more than 50 services including dementia care, district nursing, health - read more...

Horizon 2020 Dedicated SME Instrument Call for Proposals

European CommissionThe specific challenge of the actions envisaged under this call could cover any aspect of the Specific Programme for Space (Horizon 2020 Framework programme and Specific programme). The SME instrument consists of three separate phases and a coaching and mentoring service for beneficiaries. Participants can - read more...

Polish Healthcare Industry to Benefit from Specialist Health Data Management Solution

BridgeHead SoftwareBridgeHead Software, the Healthcare Data Management specialist, and Alstor, the storage solutions provider, today announce a new partnership. This agreement allows Alstor to extend its existing portfolio to include BridgeHead Software's Healthcare Data Management (HDM) Solution, offering Polish hospitals a unique - read more...

Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust to Streamline Check-in Process for One Million Patients

Jayex, recognised as a leading provider of healthcare self-service and patient flow management solutions, is enabling Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust to fast-track patient check-ins seamlessly from the entrance to the waiting area, in one of the largest deployments of its kind to date across Europe. This is anticipated to streamline the trust's one million annual outpatient encounters, whilst improving data quality and - read more...


News from Innovation in Textiles

All international market leaders on board at Texprocess

The next Texprocess will be distinguished by Source it platform, which puts the spotlight on manufacturers of apparel and fashions.... - read more...

Concrete Canvas presented with Queen’s Award for Enterprise in Innovation

A company has been recognised for a flexible concrete impregnated fabric that forms a thin, durable waterproof and fire resistant concrete layer.... - read more...

Positive industry forecast at Asia Outdoor 2014

According to the latest market report, sales of China’s core outdoor brands rose by 16.2% in 2013.... - read more...

First stage of software tool for composite component design completed

A new software tool designed by PROSEL project will assist with the design and development of new composite component applications. ... - read more...

Toyota Tsusho to launch PFC free membranes with DSM technology

The new membranes are said to contain no PFCs, and are 100% recyclable, waterproof and highly breathable.... - read more...


News from Cystic Fibrosis Trust

Stars Pound The Pavement In London Marathon

35,000 people set off through the English rain yesterday in the third biggest London Marathon ever held. And a handful of celebrities slipped on their running shoes, polished off their pedometers, and sweated their way along the 26 mile course for charity. Celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay managed to compete in his ninth marathon with very little of his trademark bad language, and completed the race in just under three hours. “It doesn’t get any easier,” said the Micheli - read more...

Stars Gather For Cystic Fibrosis Benefit

A cold London night was made a little warmer on Thursday, when a host of stars came out to raise money for sufferers of a chronic genetic disease. The “Liv” Gala and Auction was held on January 31, with 420 guests paying up to $2,500 to attend the black tie event. The evening, which included performances by British comedians David Walliams, Matt Lucas, and Jimmy Carr, rasied over $4 million, with proceeds to be split between the Cystic Fibrosis Trust in England and the Cystic - read more...