ACCRA - The U.N. Ebola Emergency Response Mission will not fully meet its Dec. 1 target for containing the virus due to escalating numbers of cases in Sierra Leone, Anthony Banbury, the head of UNMEER, said on Monday.
DAKAR - A U.S. general in the force helping Liberia fight the Ebola epidemic reported on Monday a dramatic improvement in the situation there and confirmed the cancellation of two planned treatment facilities.
LONDON - Electronic cigarette makers are racing to design and buy variations of a technology that has lit a billion-dollar boom, created a new vocabulary, and prompted a backlash from health officials worried about the impact of the new smokeless devices. | Video
ROME - An Italian doctor who contracted Ebola while working in Sierra Leone is being flown to Italy, the Health Ministry in Rome said on Monday.
(Reuters Health) – A new study suggests that chemicals in sunscreen may impair men’s ability to father children, government scientists say.
LONDON - Britain's GlaxoSmithKline has asked its shareholders to vote at a meeting on Dec. 18 on its proposed major deal with Switzerland's Novartis , which will see the two pharmaceutical group trade more than $20 billion of assets.
(Reuters Health) – For the many veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) who don’t have access to a trained mental health care team, connecting with such a team remotely by phone and video chats may help, a new study suggests.
- Hospital operator HealthSouth Corp bought the owner of Encompass Home Health and Hospice, the latest deal in an industry that looks poised to grow as the U.S. population ages.
(Reuters Health) - Child deaths from crashes of all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), which dipped after 1985, began to climb again around 2001, and 12- to 15-year-olds accounted for more than half of all fatalities, according to a new study of Consumer Product Safety Commission data.
- Merck & Co Inc on Monday said it would buy worldwide commercial rights to NewLink Genetics Corp's experimental vaccine against the Ebola virus.