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Ebola nurse Pooley back in Africa

Ebola nurse Pooley back in Africa

unable to retrieve full-text contentWilliam Pooley, the British nurse who contracted Ebola while volunteering in West Africa, returns to Sierra Leone to work at a hospital. Continue reading

UK announces Ebola screening plans

UK announces Ebola screening plans

unable to retrieve full-text contentThe UK announces “enhanced” Ebola screening at Heathrow, Gatwick and Eurostar terminals as the Foreign Office investigates reports a British man has died of the disease in Macedonia. Continue reading

The mathematics behind the Ebola epidemic

The mathematics behind the Ebola epidemic

The Ebola epidemic in West Africa appears to be spiralling out of control. More than ever, local and global health authorities want to know how the epidemic will develop and, above all, how to prevent it from spreading further Continue reading

Breakthrough allows researchers to watch molecules

Breakthrough allows researchers to watch molecules

A new crystallographic technique developed at the University of Leeds is set to transform scientists’ ability to observe how molecules work. Continue reading

Ebola nurse tells of virus ‘horror’

Ebola nurse tells of virus ‘horror’

unable to retrieve full-text contentThe British nurse who contracted the deadly Ebola virus in Sierra Leone calls for action to stop the “horror and the misery” he witnessed there. Continue reading

Perfectionism is a bigger than perceived risk factor in suicide: Psychology expert

Perfectionism is a bigger than perceived risk factor in suicide: Psychology expert

Perfectionism is a bigger risk factor in suicide than we may think, says York University Psychology Professor Gordon Flett, calling for closer attention to its potential destructiveness, adding that clinical guidelines should include perfectionism as a separate factor for suicide risk assessment and intervention. “There is an urgent need for looking at perfectionism with a person-centred approach as an individual and societal risk factor, when formulating clinical guidelines for suicide risk assessment and intervention, as well as public health approaches to suicide prevention,” says Flett. More than one million people worldwide, including over 40,000 North Americans commit suicide on an annual basis, according to the Centre for Disease Control and Prevention’s 2012 estimation. Continue reading

Perfectionism is a bigger than perceived risk factor in suicide: Psychology expert

Perfectionism is a bigger than perceived risk factor in suicide: Psychology expert

Perfectionism is a bigger risk factor in suicide than we may think, says York University Psychology Professor Gordon Flett, calling for closer attention to its potential destructiveness, adding that clinical guidelines should include perfectionism as a separate factor for suicide risk assessment and intervention. “There is an urgent need for looking at perfectionism with a person-centred approach as an individual and societal risk factor, when formulating clinical guidelines for suicide risk assessment and intervention, as well as public health approaches to suicide prevention,” says Flett Continue reading

Kids eat better if their parents went to college

Kids eat better if their parents went to college

Children of college-educated parents eat more vegetables and drink less sugar, according to a new study from the University of British Columbia. But it’s still not enough, the study goes on to say, as all kids are falling short when it comes to eating healthier at school The research suggests a parent’s educational attainment, an indicator of socioeconomic status, may inform a child’s diet. The study found Vancouver school children whose parents completed some post-secondary education were 85 per cent more likely to eat vegetables during the school week than those with parents who completed high school or less. Continue reading

Improving medicines for children in Canada

Improving medicines for children in Canada

Due to concerns about their vulnerability, children have historically been neglected in drug research and development, including clinical trials. But the reality is that children need medicines and are taking them. Data shows that each year, about half of Canadian children use at least one prescription drug. Continue reading

British Ebola nurse travels to US

British Ebola nurse travels to US

unable to retrieve full-text contentA British nurse who recovered from Ebola travels to the US to donate blood to try to save the life of another victim of the virus. Continue reading