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Brain disease kills more than 100 Indian children

Patna - More than 100 children in the Indian state of Bihar -- home to some of the country's worst health indicators -- have now been killed by a brain virus potentially linked to lychees, officials said.

India doctors call off strike after gov't pledges better security

Kolkata - Doctors in India's West Bengal state on Monday called off a week-long strike after authorities promised better workplace security in the wake of violent attacks that had prompted a nationwide day of action.

Dogs trained to offer support to troubled US veterans

Nesconset - Michael Kidd, now 84 years old, fought in the Korean War. His young German shepherd Millie helps calm him down when things start to swirl, usually at night.

Indian doctors to go on strike over workplace assaults

Kolkata - Indian health workers have called a nationwide strike next week to protest over growing safety concerns at work, after three doctors were badly beaten in the state of West Bengal, officials said Friday.

German court fines two doctors over abortion 'advertising'

Berlin - A German court Friday fined two gynaecologists for offering information online about their abortion services, rekindling an emotional row over a Nazi-era law banning practitioners from advertising pregnancy terminations.

German court fines two doctors over abortion 'advertising'

Berlin - A German court Friday fined two gynaecologists for offering information publicly on how they carry out abortion services, despite the recent easing of a Nazi-era law banning practitioners from advertising of pregnancy terminations.

WHO emergency panel meets on Ebola after Uganda deaths

Geneva - The World Health Organization emergency committee will decide Friday whether to declare a raging Ebola epidemic an international threat, after an outbreak that began in Democratic Republic of Congo crossed into Uganda.

Second patient dies of Ebola in Uganda, as death toll climbs in DRC

Kanpala - Uganda on Thursday recorded its second Ebola fatality since the virus spread from neighbouring DR Congo, where officials said a 10-month-old epidemic had now killed more than 1,400 people.

Second patient dies of Ebola in Uganda: health official

Kanpala - A 50-year-old woman who tested positive for Ebola in Uganda has died, a health ministry official told AFP Thursday, the second fatality since the virus spread from neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo.

Boy dies of Ebola in Uganda as virus spreads from DRCongo

Kanpala - A five-year-old boy in Uganda has has died of Ebola, the health minister told AFP Wednesday, as his grandmother and younger brother also tested positive for the virus after joining the child on a visit to neighbouring DR Congo.

Encephalitis from lychees kills 31 children in India: official

Patna - At least 31 children have died in northern India in the last 10 days from a deadly brain disease believed linked to a toxic substance found in lychee fruit, health officials said Wednesday.

North Korea taking 'emergency' measures to contain swine fever

Seoul - North Korea is taking emergency measures to prevent the spread of the highly contagious African swine fever, its state media said Wednesday, weeks after confirming an outbreak in the isolated country.

Do you consume a credit card's worth of plastic every week?

Paris - People worldwide could be ingesting five grammes of microscopic plastic particles every week, equivalent in weight to a credit card, researchers said Wednesday.

Uganda confirms Ebola case as virus spreads from DRCongo

Kanpala - A five-year-old boy is being treated for Ebola in Uganda, the first case since a deadly outbreak in neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo 10 months ago, Health Minister Ruth Aceng said Tuesday.

Mystery surrounds American deaths in Dominican Republic

Washington - US authorities are scrambling to get to the bottom of a rash of deaths of US tourists in the Dominican Republic, with the number of reported fatalities over the past year now rising to six.

Drawing the pain: Sketch therapy for C. Africa's war-torn children

Dekoa - The scratching of crayons on paper fills the air as the children at Lazare camp in war-ravaged Central African Republic draw scenes from daily life.They draw armed men. Armoured vehicles. And they use red. Lots of red.

Europe seizing record amounts of purer cocaine: report

Apo - European authorities are seizing record quantities of increasingly pure cocaine, the EU drugs agency said in a report published Thursday, also warning of a growing use of synthetic drugs and dealing via smartphones.

Growing alarm as Ebola outbreak in DRC reaches 2,000 cases

Butembo - More than 2,000 people have been infected with Ebola in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the health ministry has said, and aid agencies expressed concern over the accelerating spread of the disease.

Young, pregnant urged to take blood tests for lead after Notre-Dame fire

Paris - The Paris health authorities have urged children and pregnant women living around Notre-Dame cathedral to have the levels of lead in their blood checked amid concerns over the impact of the fire.

Ebola cases in DR Congo break 2,000 mark

Apo - DR Congo's health ministry said late Monday that it had recorded more than 2,000 cases of Ebola, two-thirds of which had been fatal, since the disease broke out in the country's east 10 months ago.

China gene babies' mutation linked to higher mortality: study

Paris - The genetic mutation given to Chinese twins last year rendering them immune to the HIV virus may significantly reduce life expectancy, scientists said Monday in a fresh warning against human gene-editing.

Johnsonville recalls over 47 tons of sausage over plastic pieces

Johnsonville, LLC., a Sheboygan Falls, Wis. establishment, is recalling approximately 95,393 pounds of its ready-to-eat jalapeño cheddar smoked sausage products that may be contaminated with extraneous material, specifically hard green plastic.

French govt appeals court ruling on vegetative man's life support

Paris - The French government said Friday it had filed an appeal against a Paris court ruling ordering that life support be resumed for a man in a vegetative state for over a decade, the latest move in a long legal fight over his fate.

Hospital shortages a death sentence for Venezuelan children

Caracas - Gilberto Altuve places his son Erick's toys on a white cloth alongside cards from friends and the mask he used while waiting for a desperately needed bone marrow transplant that never came.

US risks losing measles elimination status with record cases

Washington - The United States risks losing its measles "elimination status" if current outbreaks continue, US health authorities said Thursday.

World's tiniest surviving baby born in California

Los Angeles - A California hospital on Wednesday disclosed the birth of the world's smallest baby ever to survive, weighing a mere 245 grams (8.6 ounces) -- the same as a large apple -- when she was born.

Stressed pregnant moms may mean lower sperm counts: study

Paris - Men whose mothers suffered stressful events such as divorce or job loss in early pregnancy are more likely to have fewer and less active sperm, researchers said Thursday.

WHO decries Big Tobacco bid to rebrand World No Tobacco Day

Geneva - The World Health Organization on Wednesday condemned efforts by the world's biggest cigarette vendor to rebrand a day dedicated to raising awareness about the dangers of tobacco use.

World's rivers loaded with antibiotics waste: study

Paris - Rivers worldwide are polluted with antibiotics that exceed environmental safety thresholds by up to 300 times, according to research unveiled at a conference Monday.

Over 600 people test HIV positive in Pakistan city

Islamabad - Pakistan said on Sunday over 600 people, most of them children, had tested HIV positive in a city in the southern Sindh province.
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