Ebola : World Health Organisation Backs Use Of EXPERIMENTAL Treatments

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Nothing demonstrates the feeling of desperation more than the administration of an EXPERIMENTAL drug to cure a virus that is spiralling out of control. OK, so the Ebola pandemic is mercifully yet to reach the Western civilisation, however with Nigeria now doing their utmost to stop the disease spreading to Lagos, one of their main tourist sites, this virus is showing no signs of slowing down. Administering an unknown drug is usually unethical and deemed to be reckless, however the WHO have recently decided that in the Ebola outbreak, the unproven intervention is ethical and acceptable. One might say that it is the lesser of two evils, either we administer it and prevent this disease from spreading but with the possibility of negative side- effects, or we leave it and let is spread regardless.

Let’s hope that for West Africa and the rest of the world’s sake that this treatment is successful in the treatment of Ebola.

Source

Medscape, (2014). WHO Backs Use of Experimental Treatments for Ebola. Retrieved 20th August, 2014, from Discount Supplements

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Job Role Qualified Dietitian and Sports Nutritionist Qualifications BSc (Hons) Sports Science | BSc (Hons) Dietetics Tom has always participated in sport both recreationally and competitively which led to an unquenchable thirst for information on anything health, nutrition and fitness. After leaving school Tom went on to play for a football academy during which time he studied Sport and Exercise Science. From here he went on to study a BSc (Hons) Sport Science at UEA followed by his second BSc (Hons) degree, this time at the University of Hertfordshire studying Dietetics. Tom has worked in the fitness, educational and clinical nutrition industry starting out at David Lloyd Health and Leisure Clubs. He then went on to work as a Dietitian (RD) in the NHS, during which time he conducted clinics for healthy eating, weight loss and weight gain, as well as specialised consultations on Diabetes, IBS and Coeliac disease to name a few. He has vast amounts of experience at devising diet plans and supplement regimens, as well as working in the community with schools and competitive athletes. As Head Nutritionist and Supplement expert at Discount Supplements Tom is here to provide current and evidence based health and nutrition information to help you reach your health and fitness goals!
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