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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.
Cambodia probes new village HIV outbreak

Cambodia probes new village HIV outbreak Mon, 22 Feb, 2016

Cambodia health officials on Monday were screening hundreds of villagers for HIV after 14 locals tested positive for the virus, sparking fears of a fresh outbreak.
UN, US condemn air strikes on hospitals in north Syria

UN, US condemn air strikes on hospitals in north Syria Mon, 15 Feb, 2016

The United Nations and Washington on Monday condemned air strikes on medical facilities and schools in Syria that the world body said killed almost 50 civilians, with the US implicating Russia.
Girl falls victim to rare Australian case of deadly snakebite

Girl falls victim to rare Australian case of deadly snakebite Mon, 15 Feb, 2016

A young girl has died in Australia after being bitten by a feared brown snake, officials said on Monday, a rare fatality even though the country is home to some of the planet's deadliest species.
First U.S. Zika virus transmission reported, attributed to sex

First U.S. Zika virus transmission reported, attributed to sex Wed, 03 Feb, 2016

The first known case of Zika virus transmission in the United States was reported in Texas on Tuesday by local health officials, who said it likely was contracted through sex and not a mosquito bite, a day after the World Health Organization declared an international public health emergency.
WHO declares global health emergency over Zika situation

WHO declares global health emergency over Zika situation Mon, 01 Feb, 2016

The World Health Organization on Monday declared that a surge in serious birth defects in South America was "strongly suspected" of being caused by the Zika virus and constituted an international health emergency.
Zika virus 'to spread across Americas'

Zika virus 'to spread across Americas' Mon, 25 Jan, 2016

The Zika virus, a mosquito-borne disease suspected of causing serious birth defects, is expected to spread to all countries in the Americas except Canada and Chile, the World Health Organization said.
Birth defects in Latin America spark Zika virus panic

Birth defects in Latin America spark Zika virus panic Sat, 23 Jan, 2016

Alarm over thousands of birth defects blamed on the mosquito-borne Zika virus spread Friday, as the United States expanded a travel warning for pregnant women.
WHO confirms second new Ebola case in Sierra Leone

WHO confirms second new Ebola case in Sierra Leone Thu, 21 Jan, 2016

A new case of Ebola has been confirmed in Sierra Leone, officials said Thursday, the second since west Africa celebrated the end of the epidemic last week.
U.N. seeks $1.3 billion in humanitarian funding for South Sudan

U.N. seeks $1.3 billion in humanitarian funding for South Sudan Wed, 20 Jan, 2016

The United Nations is seeking $1.3 billion in humanitarian aid for South Sudan, where two in ten of the population have been driven from their homes during two years of conflict.
French drug trial volunteer dies

French drug trial volunteer dies Sun, 17 Jan, 2016

A man left brain dead after a drug trial in northwest France died on Sunday, said the hospital where he was being treated.
New Ebola death in Sierra Leone as WHO says epidemic over

New Ebola death in Sierra Leone as WHO says epidemic over Fri, 15 Jan, 2016

Tropical disease experts in Sierra Leone scrambled Friday to investigate a new suspected death from Ebola announced just hours after west Africa celebrated halting the spread of the deadly virus.
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