Top Medical Stories of 2014

The major news providers have rounded up the top medical stories of 2014, and as you may be able to guess, their summaries tell of a year that featured tremendous achievements alongside some terrible events. 

We saw paralysis sufferer Darek Fidyka take his first steps in 4 years after receiving pioneering medical treatment, met the world’s first baby born using a transplanted womb and watched as Sudanese bomb-raid victims received 3D-printed prosthetics. 

As the year drew to a close one story dominated the headlines – the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. This has claimed around 9,000 lives to date, and with over 21,000 cases now reported, new vaccines are in testing and the WHO continues to focus on training front line volunteers and establishing new treatment centres. These control measures seem to be taking effect – only this afternoon the BBC reported that the number of new cases is declining in the three worst-affected countries.

Check out these pages for concise round-ups of last year’s medical stories:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-30312624
http://info.visiblebody.com/seven-coolest-medical-stories-of-2014
http://www.slate.com/articles/health_and_science/medical_examiner/2014/12/ health_and_medicine_2014_ebola_mers_surgeon_general_hepatitis_c_obamacare.single.html
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