Ebola Isn't Over Yet: How Pauline Cafferkey's Return To The Country Reminds Us That The Virus Still Haunts Sierra Leone

Imogen Calderwood | Posted 16.06.2017 | UK
Imogen Calderwood

For many thousands of people, Ebola isn't over. It was a trigger that has sparked so many other issues - homelessness, unemployment, poverty - that will be felt in Sierra Leone for years to come unless its people receive ongoing support to get back on their feet. Without help to rebuild their businesses and get their children back into schools, many more people to come will fall victim to the Ebola crisis.

Why Scottish Nurse Pauline Cafferkey's Trip To Sierra Leone Is So Vital For The Ebola Orphans Still Living With The Virus' Devastating Impact

Imogen Calderwood | Posted 25.04.2017 | UK
Imogen Calderwood

Nurse Pauline Cafferkey hit the headlines in December 2014 when she became the first person in the UK to be diagnosed with Ebola during the devastatin...

The Epidemic We Can No Longer Ignore

Melanie Purnode | Posted 28.10.2016 | UK
Melanie Purnode

There's a devastating epidemic spreading across the world that is being ignored by world leaders. One that, since the 1980s, has been spiralling out o...

Louise Ridley

What It's Like Living In The Country Worst-Hit By Ebola

HuffingtonPost.com | Louise Ridley | Posted 09.10.2014 | UK

Ebola Symptoms: Why No One In Britain Clearly Has The Disease Yet The deadly Ebola epidemic ravaging West Africa isn’t only claiming thousands of...

Acknowledging the Underlying Cause of Epidemics

Rebecca Rose | Posted 22.10.2014 | UK
Rebecca Rose

While some attention has been given to the African practice of hunting and eating fruit bats, a likely animal reservoir of the Ebola virus, the link between eating meat and the plethora of infectious disease outbreaks is seldom articulated.

Tea and Empathy - A Simple and Effective Way to Alleviate the Loneliness of More Than a Million Older People

Trevor Lyttleton | Posted 06.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Trevor Lyttleton

The Health Secretary has declared a national emergency and we offer a tried and tested solution with your help, as volunteers - monthly drivers and annual hosts or as sponsors of our Golden Jubilee Appeal - so we can extend our hand of friendship to many more of the neglected million older people.

Ebola - Taming a Killer Virus

Unni Krishnan | Posted 25.05.2014 | UK
Unni Krishnan

Prevention is better than cure- this maxim applies for all disasters, including public health crisis such as an Ebola outbreak...

Are Retirees Experiencing A 'Loneliness Epidemic'?

PA | Posted 11.03.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Older people are in the grip of a "loneliness epidemic", according to research published today. More than 66 million hours are spent alone by peopl...

Experts Warn Of 'Public Health Emergency' As Diabetes Diagnosis Rate Hits 3 Million

PA | Posted 04.03.2013 | UK Lifestyle

A record three million people have been diagnosed with diabetes in Britain, according to research. The figure - equivalent to 4.6% of the UK popula...

The End of Everything as We Know It

Martin Treanor | Posted 20.07.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Martin Treanor

With exactly seven months to go until the end of the world, I have got to thinking as to how it might manifest itself (I would've written this blog next month, when it was a round half year to go - but I'll be on a beach then, reading a book, with an umbrella-y drink in my hand, and thinking not a jot about universal destruction).

How to Predict a Flu Epidemic: Flusurvey

Janis Curry | Posted 16.01.2012 | UK
Janis Curry

I made the mistake of watching Contagion at the movies a couple weeks before having my flu jab. Never before have I been so acutely aware of the sniffles and stifled coughs of strangers sitting near me in the audience. Incredible, I thought, how one tiny little virus can cause such devastation.

Sleep-Deprived Women Suffering From 'Fatigue Epidemic'

The Huffington Post UK | Kyrsty Hazell | Posted 01.01.2012 | UK Lifestyle

British women are being hit by an 'epidemic of fatigue' caused by sleep deprivation, according to new research. The study by the Sleep Council foun...