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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.
EU Parliament delays vote on new car pollution limits

EU Parliament delays vote on new car pollution limits Thu, 14 Jan, 2016

The European Parliament on Thursday postponed a vote on new car pollution limits that could have killed a compromise agreed by EU members, as politicians argue over whether to seek tougher limits despite the delays that would entail.
WHO declares Ebola outbreak over

WHO declares Ebola outbreak over Thu, 14 Jan, 2016

The world breathed a sigh of relief Thursday as a two-year Ebola epidemic that killed 11,000 and triggered a global health alert was declared over, with Liberia the last country given the all-clear.
At least 15 dead in suicide bombing at Pakistan polio vaccination center

At least 15 dead in suicide bombing at Pakistan polio vaccination center Wed, 13 Jan, 2016

A suicide bomber killed at least 15 people, most of them police, outside a polio eradication center in Pakistan's western city of Quetta on Wednesday, police said following the latest militant attack on the anti-polio campaign in the country.
Swiss billionaire Margarita Louis-Dreyfus, 53, pregnant with twins

Swiss billionaire Margarita Louis-Dreyfus, 53, pregnant with twins Wed, 06 Jan, 2016

Swiss multi-billionaire businesswoman Margarita Louis-Dreyfus, the 53-year-old chair of French conglomerate Louis Dreyfus Commodities and owner of the Olympique de Marseille football team, is pregnant with twins, the company said Monday.
Saudi hospital fire 'kills 25'

Saudi hospital fire 'kills 25' Thu, 24 Dec, 2015

 A fire ripped through a hospital in Saudi Arabia on Thursday, killing at least 25 people and injuring 107, the authorities said.
Despite treatment advances, AIDS stigma lingers in rural South Africa

Despite treatment advances, AIDS stigma lingers in rural South Africa Tue, 01 Dec, 2015

When Eunice Khanyile opened a soup kitchen in a rural village in South Africa last year to help HIV-positive residents get the nutrition needed to stay healthy, not one person came.
On World AIDS Day, condom maker calls for safe-sex emoji

On World AIDS Day, condom maker calls for safe-sex emoji Tue, 01 Dec, 2015

Condom maker Durex says so and is presenting a formal submission on Wednesday, World AIDS Day, to get coding consortium Unicode to adopt one.
HIV drug stocks not reaching African patients: report

HIV drug stocks not reaching African patients: report Mon, 30 Nov, 2015

Efforts to get lifesaving antiretrovial drugs to HIV-positive patients in many sub-Saharan African countries are routinely failing at "the last mile", an international medical group said on Monday.
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