Weekly health news roundup: 4 August 2014

health new 4 August 2014

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  • UK: 1,000s doctors flee abroad – Escaping the low pay and long hours, the number of doctors who left the UK to work abroad rose 20% in the last five years.
  • Guinea: Emirates halts flights – Emirates has halted flights to Guinea in the wake of the Ebola outbreak, as another airline, Asky, stops flying to Sierra Leone and Liberia.
  • China: Booming underground surrogacy – A black market in surrogacy is linked to over 10,000 births a year as desperate couples pay poor women for their babies.