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  • Fear and indifference leave West Africa desperate for Ebola staff

    October 24, 2014 | 11:07 am

    When Australia offered more than $2 million last month to the medical charity leading the fight against Ebola in West Africa, Medecins Sans Frontieres bluntly rejected it.

    What was urgently needed from rich Western countries, MSF said, was not more money but doctors and nurses.

    ...
  • Ebola among top U.S. worries but well behind economy, jobs

    October 21, 2014 | 9:00 am

    A new poll on Tuesday showed Ebola has moved into the top 10 issues of concern to Americans but ranks behind the economy, dissatisfaction with government and other worries.

    The Gallup poll was conducted before Monday's announcement that 51 people had been removed from watch lists...

  • Israel prepares to fight Ebola in West Africa

    By Jeffrey Hensiek

    October 14, 2014 | 9:23 am

    Even as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced new measures on Oct. 12 to screen for Ebola cases at Israel’s points of entry, officials from the Foreign Ministry and the Ministry of Health had worked over the weekend to put in place an emergency response program to...

  • West African Ebola epidemic ‘out of control,’ aid group says

    June 23, 2014 | 4:20 pm

    An Ebola epidemic in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone is out of control and requires massive resources from governments and aid agencies to prevent it spreading further, medical charity Médecins Sans Frontières said on Monday.

    In its latest report on the crisis, the U.N. World...

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  • Israeli men have world’s fourth-highest life expectancy

    By Jeffrey Hensiek

    May 16, 2014 | 2:59 pm

    Israeli men have the fourth-highest life expectancy of any nationality, according to a new analysis by the World Health Organization.

    Israeli males born in 2012 can expect, on average, to live slightly longer than 80 years, according to the WHO’s World Health Statistics 2014...

  • Polio virus strain in Syria confirmed as being from Pakistan, WHO says

    November 11, 2013 | 10:24 am

    Polio that has crippled at least 13 children in Syria has been confirmed as being caused by a strain of the virus that originated in Pakistan and is spreading across the Middle East, the World Health Organisation said.

    Genetic sequencing shows the strain found in Syrian children...

  • CON PROP 37: Should genetically engineered foods be labeled?

    By Norman Lavin, M.D, PhD., UCLA Medical School

    October 3, 2012 | 2:09 pm

    [Read the pro argument here]

    Integrating foreign DNA (gene splicing or recombinant DNA) to make a new product is overwhelmingly common throughout the world. Recombinant proteins and other substances are found in every pharmacy and hospital, and in doctors’ offices, supermarkets,...

  • NGOs call on Israel to lift Gaza blockade

    June 14, 2012 | 1:50 pm

    Some 50 nongovernmental organizations called on Israel to lift its blockade of the Gaza Strip.

    “For over five years in Gaza, more than 1.6 million people have been under blockade in violation of international law,” the groups said in a petition issued Thursday. “More than half of...

  • Cellphone Users Have a Higher Risk of Getting Annoyed at the World Health Organization

    By Albert Fuchs, M.D.

    June 3, 2011 | 9:57 am

    This week all the buzz is about cellphones and brain tumors. Who would possibly link cellphones and brain tumors? The World Health Organization, that’s WHO.

    This week, an agency in WHO announced that it was declaring cellphone use to be “possibly carcinogenic”, adding it to a...

  • Swine Flu in Israel

    April 28, 2009 | 12:14 pm

    From Haaretz.com:

    “Israel confirmed its first case of swine flu on Tuesday, Israel Radio reported, as the Health Ministry raised its level of alert to 4 out of 6.

    A 26-year-old man who recently returned from Mexico was diagnosed with the virus, after two days of quarantine at the Laniado Hospital in Netanya while he waited for the results of his tests.”  Read the full story at Haaretz.com.

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