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UPDATE 1-Health workers strike at Sierra Leone Ebola hospital

FREETOWN, Aug 30 - Health workers have gone on strike at a major state-run Ebola treatment centre in Sierra Leone, over pay and poor working conditions, hospital staff told Reuters on Saturday.

8:11pm BST

Health workers strike at Sierra Leone Ebola hospital

FREETOWN, Aug 30 - Health workers have gone on strike at a major Ebola treatment centre in Kenema, eastern Sierra Leone, over pay and poor working conditions, hospital staff told Reuters on Saturday.

7:45pm BST

Celebration in Liberia slum as Ebola quarantine lifted

MONROVIA/CONAKRY, Aug 30 - Crowds sang and danced in the streets of a seaside neighbourhood in Liberia on Saturday as the government lifted quarantine measures designed to contain the spread of the deadly Ebola virus.

5:59pm BST

UPDATE 1-New Novartis drug may upend heart failure treatment

* Drug cuts cardiovascular death, hospitalisations by fifth

3:41pm BST

Boston Scientific nerve device no help in heart failure study

BARCELONA, Aug 30 - A Boston Scientific device that stimulates the vagus nerve - a superhighway connecting the brain to the rest of the body - failed to help patients with heart failure in a mid-stage clinical trial.

2:14pm BST
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