Health & Lifestyle

Bill Gates To Donate us$500m To Help Fight Malaria & Ebola

US philanthropist Bill Gates yesterday announced he will donate over us$500m to fight malaria and other infectious diseases in the developing world, saying the Ebola outbreak is a call to action. Gates also said that in addition to that pledge, his foundation has boosted its annual funding for malaria by 30%. The Gates Foundation announced in September a us$50m commitment ...

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Vegan Recipe: Curried Broad Beans and Cabbage

Ever had a can of Broad beans and was clueless as to what to do? Well here’s an easy (7) minute recipe to try for yourself and family. Beans are truly versatile and they are a source of protein for vegans and vegetarians. So no need to worry about not getting protein. Ingredients A can of broad beans. Chopped onions, ...

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Dallas Nurse Amber Vinson is Now Free of Ebola

A Dallas nurse who contracted Ebola is now free of the virus and will be released from the hospital where she’s been treated. Amber will make a statement at a 1 p.m. ET news conference announcing her discharge. Vinson is one of two Dallas nurses who was diagnosed with Ebola after treating Liberian citizen Thomas Eric Duncan, the first person ...

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Jamaican-Born Nurse Came Close To Ebola

Sydia Rose, a Jamaican-born nurse, who was among medical personnel who treated the first Ebola case in the U.S has recounted her experience and is still self-monitoring for symptoms. In an interview aired last night on ‘CBS 60-minutes,’ Sydia Rose spoke about going to great lengths in trying to keep Thomas Eric Duncan alive. He was taken to the Texas Health ...

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Canada To Send Experimental Ebola Vaccine To WHO

The Canadian government said it will start shipping its experimental Ebola vaccine to the World Health Organization (WHO) on Monday for possible use in the West African countries hardest hit by the outbreak. The government said in a news release today that the Public Health Agency of Canada is supplying the vaccine to the UN agency in Geneva. Canada will ...

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Montego Bay Visitor Cleared of Ebola After Liberia Trip

The American man who arrived in Jamaica yesterday after traveling to Liberia has reportedly showed no symptoms of Ebola and has departed the island. Liberia is one of the worst-hit countries in the recent Ebola outbreak. The man and his wife arrived at the Sangster International Airport yesterday. “The couple is well and neither of them displayed any symptoms of ...

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Jamaica Issues Ban on Travelers From Ebola-Stricken Countries

The Jamaican Government has issued an immediate travel ban against certain persons travelling directly or indirectly from or through the Ebola-affected West African countries of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. A statement from the National Security Ministry says the ban extends to persons ordinarily resident in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone as well as persons who have travelled to or ...

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Passenger From Liberia Visits Montego Bay

RJR News has been informed that a high level meeting is underway involving the Ministry of National Security and the Passport Immigration Citizenship Agency (PICA). Immigration officials at the Sangster International Airport in Montego Bay were briefed early today after a man who travelled to Liberia in the last ten days arrived there yesterday. The man is believed to be ...

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Mark Zuckerberg To Donate us$25m To Ebola

Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg said today he and his wife were donating us$25 million to help US efforts to contain the deadly Ebola epidemic. “The Ebola epidemic is at a critical turning point. It has infected 8,400 people so far, but it is spreading very quickly and projections suggest it could infect one million people or more over the next ...

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Ebola Patient Dies in Germany Despite Treatment

A UN medical worker, infected with Ebola, died today at a hospital in Germany. Doctors at the hospital in Leipzig said the man, 56, originally from Sudan, died despite receiving experimental drugs to treat the virus. More than 4,400 people have died from the outbreak, mainly in West Africa. The rate of new cases at some of the “epicentre” areas ...

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