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Hepatitis outstrips AIDS, TB as killer: report

Hepatitis outstrips AIDS, TB as killer: report Thu, 07 Jul, 2016

Virus-caused hepatitis has become a leading cause of death and disability in the world, killing more people in a year than AIDS, tuberculosis or malaria, a report said Thursday.
69 million children to face early death by 2030

69 million children to face early death by 2030 Tue, 28 Jun, 2016

The number of children who do not attend school is rising, child marriage has not dropped in decades and millions of young children will die mostly preventable deaths by 2030 if global poverty is not addressed, UNICEF said in a bleak report issued on Tuesday.
German nurse likely killed at least 33: investigators

German nurse likely killed at least 33: investigators Wed, 22 Jun, 2016

A German nurse jailed for life last year for murdering two patients is now a suspect in at least 33 more deaths, investigators said Wednesday, adding that he has admitted to have killed even more.
No food, no teachers, violence in failing Venezuela schools

No food, no teachers, violence in failing Venezuela schools Fri, 17 Jun, 2016

Maria Arias slipped her notebooks into her backpack, scrounged for a banana to share with her brother and sister, and set off for high school through narrow streets so violent taxis will not come here for any price. She hoped at least one of her teachers would show up.
Millions of Latin Americans could fall back into poverty: UN

Millions of Latin Americans could fall back into poverty: UN Wed, 15 Jun, 2016

A third of Latin Americans who have risen out of poverty over the past 15 years could fall back into it due to the region's recession, a UN report showed Tuesday.
El Salvador confirms first Zika-linked birth defect

El Salvador confirms first Zika-linked birth defect Wed, 15 Jun, 2016

El Salvador confirmed its first case of microcephaly in a baby that was linked to a Zika infection in the mother. Microcephaly is a birth defect that causes an abnormally small head and deformed brain.
First aid convoy enters Syria's besieged Daraya since 2012

First aid convoy enters Syria's besieged Daraya since 2012 Wed, 01 Jun, 2016

A humanitarian aid convoy on Wednesday entered the rebel-held Syrian town of Daraya, the Red Cross said, in the first such delivery since a regime siege began in 2012.
Ukraine fire kills 16 in care home

Ukraine fire kills 16 in care home Sun, 29 May, 2016

Sixteen people have been killed and one is missing after a fire broke out in a residential building housing elderly people in a village near Kiev, Ukraine's state emergency service said in a statement on Sunday.
WHO rejects call for Olympics to be moved due to Zika

WHO rejects call for Olympics to be moved due to Zika Sat, 28 May, 2016

The World Health Organization (WHO) on Saturday rejected a call for the Rio Olympic Games to be moved or postponed due to the threat posed by large outbreak of Zika virus in Brazil.
New study confirms link between air pollution and increased cancer risk

New study confirms link between air pollution and increased cancer risk Mon, 02 May, 2016

According to a study by the University of Birmingham and the University of Hong Kong, long-term exposure to environmental pollutants, and more specifically, to ambient fine particulate matter, is associated with an increased risk of mortality for many types of cancer.
More than 30,000 displaced in Congo left without aid: agency

More than 30,000 displaced in Congo left without aid: agency Thu, 07 Apr, 2016

More than 30,000 people displaced by fighting in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo have been cut off from aid because of ongoing insecurity, the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) said on Thursday.
Up to 400,000 in Sudan may need food aid due to El Nino: WFP

Up to 400,000 in Sudan may need food aid due to El Nino: WFP Sun, 03 Apr, 2016

Some 400,000 people in Sudan could need food aid because of poor rains caused by the El Nino weather phenomenon, a UN official told AFP news agency on Sunday.
World’s obese population hits 641 million, global study finds

World’s obese population hits 641 million, global study finds Fri, 01 Apr, 2016

Over one in eight adults are now obese -- a ratio that has more than doubled since 1975 and will swell to one in five by 2025, a major survey reported Friday.
Scientists find 'good' cholesterol can sometimes be bad

Scientists find 'good' cholesterol can sometimes be bad Fri, 11 Mar, 2016

Some people with high levels of supposedly "good" cholesterol are at much greater risk of heart disease, a study suggests.
More than 150,000 Syrian babies born in Turkey

More than 150,000 Syrian babies born in Turkey Mon, 29 Feb, 2016

More than 150,000 Syrian babies have been born in Turkey since Syria's crisis began, Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Lutfi Elvan said Monday, underscoring the humanitarian burden incurred by Ankara during the conflict.

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