Donors Pledge Billions for Ebola Recovery

Health workers gather at a clinic in Nedowein, Liberia, July 10, 2015. NEW YORK—The United Nations said the international community has pledged more than $3.4 billion in additional funds to help three West African states recover from the Ebola epidemic that killed more than 11,000 people and devastated their economies.The meeting convened by U.N. More...

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By RNSnews On Tuesday, June 16th, 2015
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Ebola Survivors Encounter Trauma, Few Counselors

DAKAR / MONROVIA—West Africa is slowly beating back the Ebola epidemic, but mental health professionals say the outbreak has left thousands of people traumatized, and the three hardest-hit countries have few More...

By RNSnews On Saturday, June 6th, 2015
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Inefficient hospitals ‘wasting hundreds of millions of pounds each year’

Labour peer Lord Carter to list poor NHS spending decisions, on items from gloves and pills to prosthetic hips Around £40,000 could be saved if soluble liver pills costing £1.50 each were only given to children More...

By RNSnews On Saturday, May 16th, 2015
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I Swallowed 70 Wraps Of Cocaine For N400,000 – Suspect

NIGERIA – The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, has apprehended 39-year-old Celestine Ikechukwu Okonkwo for excreting 70 wraps of cocaine worth 1.326kg upon arrival from Brazil at the international More...

By RNSnews On Wednesday, May 13th, 2015
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How Nigeria beat Ebola in three months

The diagnosis of the first case of Ebola in Lagos, Nigeria in July last year set off alarm bells around the world. The fear was that it would trigger an apocalyptic epidemic that would make the outbreaks in Liberia, More...

By RNSnews On Thursday, May 7th, 2015
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Being a ‘Morning Person’ Can Help Keep You Healthy

Early to bed, early to rise… Happy woman laying on bed Back in grade school, Benjamin Franklin’s old saying seemed like a sly attempt to get us to stop complaining about bedtime. But it turns out Ben More...

By RNSnews On Tuesday, May 5th, 2015
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Colorado lawmakers approve medical marijuana for students in school

Reading, writing … and reefer? A first-in-the-nation bill that would allow students to have medical marijuana in school is heading to the Colorado governor’s desk after passing the state legislature late More...

By RNSnews On Tuesday, May 5th, 2015
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Blood test ‘boost’ in ovarian cancer fight

Regular blood tests can detect 86% of ovarian cancers before the point at which women normally would be diagnosed, according to a trial that could lead to national screening. Ovarian tumours are often deadly as More...

By RNSnews On Tuesday, May 5th, 2015
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Interpol Warns Over Potentially Deadly Diet Pills

Officers in hundreds of countries are warned of the risks associated with DNP as they hunt those who make and sell the drug. Eloise Parry died at Royal Shrewsbury Hospital Interpol has issued a global alert over More...

By RNSnews On Tuesday, May 5th, 2015
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Can we still rely on DNA sampling to crack crime?

Earlier this month, a compelling TV programme revisited the case of Colin Pitchfork – the first person to be convicted because of DNA evidence. In 1988, Pitchfork admitted raping and murdering two 15-year-old More...