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Over 230,000 vaccinated in Iraq anti-cholera campaign

Over 230,000 vaccinated in Iraq anti-cholera campaign Mon, 09 Nov, 2015

More than 230,000 people received a first dose of cholera vaccine in a massive campaign to combat an outbreak of the disease in Iraq, the World Health Organisation said Monday.
Celebrations as WHO declares Sierra Leone Ebola-free

Celebrations as WHO declares Sierra Leone Ebola-free Sat, 07 Nov, 2015

The UN health agency on Saturday declared that Sierra Leone's deadly Ebola outbreak is over, prompting jubilant celebrations as thousands massed in the capital Freetown.
France to lift ban on gay men giving blood

France to lift ban on gay men giving blood Wed, 04 Nov, 2015

France said Wednesday it will lift a ban on gay men giving blood, but only if they abstain from sex in the months beforehand -- an exclusion denounced as discriminatory by rights groups.
Heat-activated 'grenades' developed to fight cancer

Heat-activated 'grenades' developed to fight cancer Sat, 31 Oct, 2015

Heat-activated "grenades" filled with cancer-fighting drugs have been developed by scientists, in the latest step to treat the disease.
Uruguayan president assists French girl on flight to Paris

Uruguayan president assists French girl on flight to Paris Fri, 30 Oct, 2015

Uruguayan President Tabare Vazquez has put his old profession as physician to use — helping revive a young French woman on a flight to Paris.

China decides to drop 1-child policy, allow 2 children

China decides to drop 1-child policy, allow 2 children Thu, 29 Oct, 2015

China will ease family planning restrictions to allow all couples to have two children after decades of a strict one-child policy, the ruling Communist Party said on Thursday, a move aimed at alleviating demographic strains on the economy.
Bacon, other processed meats cause cancer, report says

Bacon, other processed meats cause cancer, report says Mon, 26 Oct, 2015

Eating processed meats like hot dogs, sausages or bacon can lead to bowel cancer in humans and red meat is a likely cause of the disease, World Health Organisation (WHO) experts said.
Police raid Save the Children offices in Nauru

Police raid Save the Children offices in Nauru Tue, 13 Oct, 2015

The offices of Save the Children workers helping asylum-seekers on the Pacific island of Nauru have been raided by police, the aid agency said Tuesday, as debate rages in Australia over new whistleblower laws.
1 in 3 young men in China to die from smoking, study says

1 in 3 young men in China to die from smoking, study says Fri, 09 Oct, 2015

One in three of all the young men in China will eventually be killed by tobacco unless a substantial proportion of them succeed in quitting smoking, researchers said on Friday.
4 renal patients die in Singapore hospital from hepatitis C

4 renal patients die in Singapore hospital from hepatitis C Tue, 06 Oct, 2015

A top public hospital in Singapore says four renal patients have died in one of its wards from hepatitis C and 18 others contracted the virus, likely from intravenous treatment.
3 scientists share Nobel Prize for medicine for work on parasitic diseases

3 scientists share Nobel Prize for medicine for work on parasitic diseases Mon, 05 Oct, 2015

The Nobel prize in medicine went Monday to three scientists hailed as "heroes in the truest sense of the word" for saving millions of lives with the creation of the world's leading malaria-fighting drug and another that has nearly wiped out two devastating tropical diseases.
60 mn people in sub-Saharan Africa risk famine: Red Cross

60 mn people in sub-Saharan Africa risk famine: Red Cross Mon, 05 Oct, 2015

Some 60 million people across sub-Saharan Africa are already going hungry and the situation could deteriorate dramatically as climate phenomena hike the risk of drought, the Red Cross said Monday.
7.5 million going hungry as Ethiopia crisis worsens

7.5 million going hungry as Ethiopia crisis worsens Fri, 02 Oct, 2015

The number of hungry Ethiopians needing food aid has risen sharply due to poor rains and the El Nino weather phenomenon with around 7.5 million people now in need, aid officials said Friday.

UK fraudster who faked coma to avoid trial is jailed Fri, 02 Oct, 2015

 A British fraudster who faked a coma to avoid prosecution has been jailed for obstructing justice.G
First 'female Viagra' approved in US

First 'female Viagra' approved in US Wed, 19 Aug, 2015

US regulators Tuesday approved the first "female Viagra," a drug known as Addyi that works on the brain to boost younger women's libido if they have lost interest in sex.

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