The World Health Organization said Monday that it had set up a task force with the global airline and tourism industry in an effort to contain the spread of Ebola.
The U.N. agency said it was working hand in hand with the International Civil Aviation Organization, the World Tourism Organization, Airports Council International (ACI), the International Air Transport Association and the World Travel and Tourism Council.Full Story
An unusually deadly outbreak of polio in 2010 in the Democratic Republic of Congo was linked Monday to a mutated form of the virus which common vaccines may not prevent.
The outbreak of polio infected 445 people and killed 47 percent of them, a rate much higher than a six percent death rate seen during an outbreak in Tajikistan the same year.Full Story
Ever felt like your neighbor's antics could drive you to an early grave?
Well, there may be reason for concern, said researchers who reported a link Tuesday between having good neighbors and a healthier heart.Full Story
Sierra Leone on Monday urged caution over the use of experimental drugs to combat Ebola as the United Nations launched an $18 million appeal to help the country cope with the epidemic.
Health Minister Miatta Kargbo told journalists that the country was following advice from the World Health Organization, which was "lukewarm" about using untested serums.Full Story
Liberia was desperately searching for 17 Ebola patients Monday who fled an attack on a quarantine center in capital Monrovia, as the outbreak appeared to overwhelm authorities in west Africa's worst-hit nation.
Searches of the teeming West Point slum have so far failed to turn up any of the missing victims as neighboring Guinea said a wave of sick Liberians had begun crossing the border, which it had officially closed 10 days ago.Full Story
EU border agency Frontex said Monday it had suspended flights taking migrants back to Nigeria, one of the west African countries hit by the worst-ever Ebola outbreak.
"We have decided to indefinitely suspend those flights that we coordinate", and co-finance, to Nigeria, Frontex spokeswoman Ewa Moncure told Agence France Presse.Full Story
Liberian officials fear Ebola could soon spread through the capital's largest slum after residents raided a quarantine center for suspected patients and took items including bloody sheets and mattresses.
The violence in the West Point slum occurred late Saturday and was led by residents angry that patients were brought to the holding center from other parts of Monrovia, Tolbert Nyenswah, assistant health minister, said Sunday.Full Story
At some point, children quit counting your fingers and just know the answer. Now scientists have put youngsters into brain scanners to find out why, and watched how the brain reorganizes itself as kids learn math.
The take-home advice: drilling your kids on simple addition and multiplication may pay off.Full Story
Disabilities among U.S. children have increased slightly, with a bigger rise in mental and developmental problems in those from wealthier families, a 10-year analysis found.
Disadvantaged kids still bear a disproportionate burden.Full Story
For three of Rob and Paulette Montelone's five kids, spending the summer surfing is more than just a fun activity. It could also extend their lives.
The Montelone siblings are part of a growing number of people with cystic fibrosis who are taking advantage of the health benefits that come with surfing.Full Story