UN delivers medicine to besieged Yemen city

2017-03-05 00:09

The UN health agency says it has delivered eight tons of medicine to hospitals in the third largest city under siege in Yemen's war.

Gene therapy allows deaf mice to hear: study

2017-02-08 05:37

Gene therapy delivered by a benign virus has enabled deaf lab mice to hear for the first time, researchers say, offering hope to people with genetic hearing impairments.

Nearly 70 killed in fresh Yemen fighting

2017-01-22 19:14

Clashes in Yemen have killed nearly 70 people in 24 hours, medics and security sources have said, as pro-government forces pushed to oust rebels from a key stretch of coastline.

When men become monsters Chilling facts on intimate partner abuse

2016-11-20 06:00

Most of the violence against women comes from their own partners. Here’s what you can do to help.

Over 90% of world breathing bad air

2016-09-27 14:21

Nine out of 10 people globally are breathing poor quality air, the World Health Organisation says, calling for dramatic action against pollution that is blamed for more than six million deaths a year.

UN: Zika remains global emergency, virus still spreading

2016-09-02 20:40

The World Health Organization says the outbreak of Zika remains an international health emergency and noted the virus is continuing to infect new countries.

Cholera kills 16 people in CAR, 34 in Congo

2016-08-13 09:22

Central African Republic's health minister says at least 16 people have died from cholera and there have been 66 recorded cases since the beginning of August.

UN health agency confirms 3 Zika cases in Guinea Bissau

2016-07-04 15:28

The UN health agency says three cases of the Zika virus have turned up in Guinea Bissau, but it's unclear whether the strain is the same strain as one behind outbreaks linked to head and brain abnormalities in Brazil and elsewhere.

Liberia Ebola outbreak to be declared over

2016-06-09 10:25

The latest Ebola outbreak in Liberia, the last country still affected by the deadliest flare-up in the history of the feared tropical virus, is to be declared over.

Safe sex or no sex over Zika: WHO

2016-05-31 19:49

People who travel to Zika-hit areas should practice safe sex or have no sex at all for at least eight weeks to avoid sexual transmission of the virus, says the World Health Organisation.


City noise linked to hearing loss - study

2017-03-03 13:49

Urban noise pollution and hearing loss are closely linked, according to rankings of 50 large cities in both categories, a study has found.

Red Sea port of Mokha being retaken by army

2017-01-23 22:46

Yemeni government forces have almost captured the port of Mokha as they push to oust Huthi rebels from the Red Sea coastline.

Maize diplomacy

2016-12-04 06:02

Xhosa and Zapotec cuisines collide as two chefs show off their prowess in the kitchen with the humble mealie.

Barrel bombs hit largest hospital in rebel-held Aleppo

2016-10-01 14:42

At least two barrel bombs hit the largest hospital in the rebel-held side of Syria's Aleppo city, the medical organisation that supports it said.

Cholera kills 517 in DRC, jab drive planned: WHO

2016-09-02 20:45

A cholera epidemic has killed more than 500 people in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the World Health Organisation says, as it prepares to launch a vaccination campaign in Kinshasa.

Massive yellow fever vaccination campaign begins in Congo

2016-08-17 20:12

A massive yellow fever vaccination campaign has begun in Congo, meant to stop the global spread of the virus.

China HIV info leak violates patients' rights: WHO

2016-07-19 19:44

A leak of HIV-positive patients' identities in China was a violation of their 'fundamental right', the World Health Organisation has said, after reports that hundreds of infected people were approached by telephone swindlers.

West Africa marks end of deadly Ebola outbreak

2016-06-09 19:05

Liberia says it is free of Ebola, meaning there are now no known cases in west Africa of the tropical virus that has left more than 11 300 people dead in the region since late 2013.

WHO - Latest Ebola outbreak in Guinea is over

2016-06-01 10:57

The latest outbreak of Ebola in Guinea has ended, the World Health Organization says, warning that a recurrence of the killer tropical disease remained a threat.

WHO rejects calls to move Olympics over Zika fears

2016-05-29 09:09

The World Health Organization has ruled out any change in timing or the location of the upcoming Olympic Games.

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