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Guinea declared free of active Ebola transmission: WHO

DAKAR Guinea has reached the end of active Ebola virus transmission, the World Health Organization said on Wednesday, the second such declaration from the country at the epicenter of the…

Burden of pricey hepatitis C drugs heaviest in eastern Europe

LONDON New hepatitis C drugs that can cure the liver-destroying disease are revolutionizing treatment but their high price is a huge burden in some countries, particularly in central and eastern…

‘Delays’ in motor neurone disease care

‘Delays’ in motor neurone disease care

Image copyright Thinkstock One in five people with motor neurone disease (MND) waits more than a year to see a brain specialist for help with diagnosis, a snapshot survey suggests.…

General Mills recalls flour over possible link to E.coli outbreak

General Mills Inc (GIS.N) on Tuesday issued a voluntary recall of about 10 million pounds of flour, saying it was working with health officials to investigate an outbreak of E.…

White House scrapped FDA plan to restrict flavored e-cigarettes

WASHINGTON A White House office deleted language in a recently introduced tobacco regulation that would have removed flavored e-cigarettes from the market until they had been authorized by the Food…

Canada to make plain packaging for tobacco products compulsory

OTTAWA Canada, following the lead of Britain and Australia, will make plain packaging of cigarettes compulsory in a bid to cut the rate of smoking, Health Minister Jane Philpott said…