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Sports concussions in kids preventable by game changes, doctors say

Sports concussions in kids preventable by game changes, doctors say

Concussions in children are a public health issue, but preventable by instituting game and rule changes that eliminate head contact, Canadian doctors say. “Our children should have the right to play at all levels of skill in an environment without fear of brain injury from intentional ‘win at all costs’…

Ebola outbreak worsens, as Senegal records 1st case

Ebola outbreak worsens, as Senegal records 1st case

The past week has seen the highest increase of Ebola cases since the outbreak in West Africa began, the World Health Organization said Friday, offering more evidence that the crisis is worsening. Senegal recorded its first case of Ebola in the outbreak ravaging its West African neighbours, the…

Third top doctor dies from Ebola in Sierra Leone

Third top doctor dies from Ebola in Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone — A third top doctor has died from Ebola in Sierra Leone, a government official said Wednesday, 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,…

Ebola outbreak: Japan offers anti-influenza drug for treatment

Ebola outbreak: Japan offers anti-influenza drug for treatment

Japan said Monday it is ready to provide a Japanese-developed anti-influenza drug as a possible treatment for the…

Ebola crisis: WHO officials to visit Liberian Ebola clinics

Ebola crisis: WHO officials to visit Liberian Ebola clinics

Calm returned Thursday to the slum of West Point in Liberia’s capital that was sealed off in the…

Ebola crisis: Missing suspected patients in Liberia found

Ebola crisis: Missing suspected patients in Liberia found

People who were being screened for Ebola when they fled a health centre during looting have turned themselves into a…

Canada’s doctors decline to join anti-marijuana campaign

Canada’s doctors decline to join anti-marijuana campaign

The main groups representing Canadian doctors have declared they will not participate in Health Canada’s upcoming anti-drug campaign…

Ebola outbreak compared to wartime by Doctors Without Borders

Ebola outbreak compared to wartime by Doctors Without Borders

The Ebola epidemic is like a frontline that is constantly advancing, the head of Doctors Without Borders said Friday. Joanne…

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