Pakistan's health ministry has said that if new funds are not arranged for the delayed anti-polio campaign, it is likely to halt after two months, Dawn online reported. A health official said that the ministry was running out of funds. The Economic Coordination Council (ECC) was supposed to approve funds for the campaign in the second week of August, but it has not been allocated owing to a …
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Conspiracy theories about the Ebola virus disease have been spreading as fast as the virus itself. Every time the world is inundated by a disease outbreak,  there are numerous conspiracy theories about the virus, the disease and its origin.  Here are the top 5:  Ebola was invented to conceal a cannibalistic ritual A nurse in Sierra Leone, one of the worst-hit nations, claimed the virus was …
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A new study revealed how Ebola outbreak in West Africa could be fought by revising methods used by Venice city in the 14th century to deal with its plague outbreak. Dr. Igor Linkov of the US Army Engineer Research and Development Center and his team saw the opportunity to learn from the Venetians in their resilience management to combat plague. Back then, Venice was the hub of many trade routes …
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A third top doctor has died from Ebola in Sierra Leone, a government official said today, as health workers tried to determine how a fourth scientist also contracted the disease before being evacuated to Europe.  The announcements raised worries about Sierra Leone's fight against Ebola, which already has killed more than 1,400 people across West Africa. The World Health Organisation said it was …
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Ebola death toll in affected West African countries has now reached 1,427. According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), the on-going Ebola outbreak is the largest so far and probably the reported cases could be underestimated. One of the top public health officials told BBC on Thursday that the outbreak is likely to worsen much more before it starts getting better. According to Tom …
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Democratic Republic of Congo's (DRC's) Health Minister Felix Kabange Numbi Wednesday confirmed a total of six cases of the Ebola virus disease. Until now, a total of 42 cases of Ebola have been reported, and the death toll stands at 13, which includes five healthc are workers. There six cases have been confirmed in a laboratory test, Kabange told Xinhua. Additionally, eleven people are in …
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An official state run airline in South Africa confirmed Wednesday that South Africa to be safe for all passengers planning to travel to the country, as the risk of getting infected by the virus is extremely low. There has been no case of virus in the country so far and it does not share land border with any of the Ebola-affected countries. The World Health Organization (WHO) has therefore listed …
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International airport are constantly receiving passengers travelling from Ebola-affected West African countries. State governments have been requested to screen all passengers coming from those areas. The are being categorised as low risk, medium risk and high risk individuals. As of now, about 821 passengers are being tracked for the deadly Ebola virus, confirmed the health ministry on …
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A yeast infection is clinically known as candidiasis. There are more than 20 species of yeasts responsible for infections in humans, but those caused by the fungus Candida albicans are the most common. Yeast is a  fungus which thrives almost everywhere including the human body (skin and mucous membrane), but they usually don’t cause any infection as they are controlled by our immune system. …
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The Ebola virus disease (EVD) is a serious clinical condition caused by a virus. Also known as Ebola hemorrhagic fever, the virus spreads through close contact with the body fluids of an infected person. Ebola is considered to be a clinical emergency all over the world and hence it is important to be aware of its symptoms and incubation period to prevent health issues. (Read: 8 tips to prevent …
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It is very common to get tired physically as well as mentally after a long day at work. But when people feel stressed out all the time feeling lazy, sleepy or exhausted it can be due to chronic fatigue syndrome. Most of us are unaware of this condition and its health effects but there are ways to cope up with it and lead a normal life. Although medications are prescribed to fight against this …
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  Stains on your teeth look unattractive and awkward. They not only make your smile less attractive but are also a threat to your oral hygiene. Hence it is important that you keep your teeth clean and shining. ‘Human teeth are naturally yellow, but consumption of certain coloured food and beverages have the potential to further cause teeth discolouration. Moreover tartar on the teeth …
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Being declared an international emergency and the largest Ebola outbreak so far,  the Ebola virus disease has created panic in every part of the world. With the help of experimental therapies and precautionary measures, health authorities are working collaboratively to contain the break, prevent the spread of the disease and create awareness about it. But there are a few people who think that …
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The string of celebrities taking the Ice Bucket Challenge is only getting longer and the latest celebs to join the league are Superman aka Henry Cavill and one of TV's most-loved characters, Homer Simpson.  Joining Henry was her Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice costar Amy Adams. The two accepted the challenge after being nominated by different people but did it on their film set in their …
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