WHO admits it failed to respond adequately to the Ebola virus and sets up a $100 million dollar fund to be better prepared next time.
Taiwanese scientists design a mobile phone app, the Sober Diary, to help addicts quit alcohol.
CAMBRIDGE, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM / DHAKA, BANGLADESH / ANIMATION (REUTERS / SIMPRINTS) – A pocket-sized fingerprint scanner could improve healthcare access for those in the developing world.
So say the British students behind Simprints, which syncs the medical records of patients to health worker’s phones via an app.
In an incident highlighting apathy of law enforcement, police officials in India’s northern Uttar Pradesh state are caught taking nap on hospital beds while the patients are forced to sleep on the floor.
People in the UK can now buy a testing kit for HIV online which promises to provide a result within 15 minutes.
(Next Media Online) – Twenty-three people have been indicted for being part of an alleged Medicaid fraud ring that took advantage of thousands of homeless people in New York to claim millions of dollars from Medicaid.
UK (Next Media) – UK Scientists successfully recreated and used a thousand-year-old Anglo Saxon remedy to kill hospital superbug MRSA.
Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, otherwise known as the superbug MRSA, is a bacteria resistant to many antibiotics. It can cause skin infections and more severe problems such as bloodstream infections and pneumonia in patients in hospitals or nursing homes, according to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
(Next Media) – Health authorities in Liberia believe a woman who last week tested positive for Ebola in the first new case for weeks may have been infected through sexual intercourse with an Ebola survivor, dashing the government’s hopes of declaring the country Ebola-free.
Complacency and traditional beliefs sap fight to eradicate Ebola, warn health officials, as West Africa marks one year anniversary of outbreak that has killed over 10,200 people and infected twice as many.
(Next Media Online) – Following the February 23 death of a German toddler from measles, health officials in Berlin are considering making vaccinations mandatory.