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Child abuse video that went viral could change Uganda laws

22-year-old nanny, Jolly Tumuhirwe, from Uganda, who has made headlines worldwide, is facing an attempted murder charge and possible life improsonement over her abuse on a two-year-old girl. A horrific video went viral on social networks and the maid is shown hitting the toddler, throwing her to th

Ebola crisis: Mali health workers test new vaccine

Health workers in Mali are receiving experimental doses of a new vaccine against Ebola. The first volunteer, who was vaccinated on 8 October, says he is suffering no side effects. Ten more healthcare workers in the trial are due to receive more vaccines on Thursday. The exercise is part of a bigg

New guidelines will order doctors and nurses to apologise to patients and families

Doctors and nurses are being ordered to own up to their mistakes and to say sorry to patients and families. The joint guidelines from the General Medical Council and the Nursing and Midwifery Council instruct staff to report an error immediately to prevent a repeat. Figures show as many as a fift

Ebola in a Stew of Fear

Gregg Mitman, Ph.D. "Bush meat?" I asked. The food in front of me smelled delicious, but the mention of bush meat in the stew evoked a twinge of fear. Could it be fruit bat? Chimpanzee? Both can harbor Ebola virus. Our four-member team had just filmed a documentary in a remote rural village ne

Facebook In Bid To Help Fight Ebola

Facebook announced a new initiative on Thursday that it hopes will encourage its massive user base to donate and help tackle the worst Ebola outbreak on record. Over the next week, the social network said in a blog post, users will see a message at the top of News Feeds that will ask for donation

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