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Venezuelan hospitals lack 80% of medicines, supplies

Caracas - Hospitals in crisis-hit Venezuela are facing shortages of about eight in 10 medications and medical supplies needed to treat patients, according to a study published Tuesday.

Clinton's health: Trump's sharpening focus of attack

New York - On the skids in the polls and under fire for not releasing his tax returns, Donald Trump's campaign is sharpening a new attack on Hillary Clinton: claiming she is not healthy enough to serve as president.

DR Congo's second city poisoned by years of mining

Lubumbashi - "In this stream, the fish vanished long ago, killed by acids and waste from the mines," says Lubumbashi resident Heritier Maloba, staring into the murky waters of his childhood fishing hole.

Healthier workplaces are better for business

A new study suggests that a successful business is built both upon a safe working environment and a healthy workforce. The study makes recommendations for employers and says such measures pay dividends in the long-run.

Zika virus infection may harm adult brain: study

Miami - Research using lab mice has shown for the first time that infection with the mosquito-borne Zika virus may damage adult brain cells, not just developing fetuses, said a study Thursday.

Russian mufti calls for genital mutilation of all women

Moscow - A senior Muslim cleric in Russia has prompted controversy by urging universal female genital mutilation after a rights group released a report on the practice in the country's North Caucasus region.

Global database for women exposed to Zika

Paris - Swiss doctors have asked thousands of colleagues worldwide to provide data for the first global registry of women exposed to Zika, the team's lead researcher said Tuesday.

Iranians fight rising infertility and taboos

Tehran - With infertility rising in pollution-plagued Iran, a growing number of couples must navigate the country's web of social and religious taboos as they seek treatment.

Miami residents fret over pesticide used to fight Zika

Miami - People at the epicenter of America's first homegrown outbreak of the Zika virus are worried that one of the weapons being used to fight it amounts to a cannon rather than a fly swatter.

Casualties as air strikes hit north Yemen hospital

Sanaa - Saudi-led coalition air strikes on Monday hit a hospital in a rebel-held province of northwestern Yemen and caused casualties, Doctors Without Borders (MSF) said.

India built 20 million toilets in two years, PM says

New Delhi - Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said Monday his government had built more than 20 million toilets and brought electricity to thousands of villages as he delivered an Independence Day report card.

India built 20 million toilets in two years, PM says

New Delhi - Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said Monday his government had built more than 20 million toilets and brought electricity to thousands of villages as he delivered an Independence Day report card.

India built 20 million toilets in two years, PM says

New Delhi - Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said Monday his government had built more than 20 million toilets and brought electricity to thousands of villages as he delivered an Independence Day report card.

Italian 'carried Zika in sperm for record six months'

Rome - An Italian man carried Zika in his sperm for six months after showing the first symptoms of the virus, twice as long as in any previously reported case, according to a new study.

Blazing toilet rolls help Australian 'Flying Doctor' land in dark

Sydney - It was a strange sight in the dark of the night -- 20 toilet rolls set on fire and lined up in rows after being drenched in fuel.

Tanzanian rats with nose for trouble train to save lives

Morogoro - They have proven their worth in detecting landmines but Africa's giant pouched rats have a lesser-known but equally critical vocation - saving lives by speeding up tuberculosis detection.

Generation gap: Seniors not accessing Internet for health

A new survey suggests that seniors are not accessing the Internet in high numbers in order to access health information. This is seen by some health experts as a sign of a ‘demographic deficit.’

The Thai village using poop to power homes

Amphoe Hankha - Nestled in a deep pocket of forest that lies off Thailand's electrical grid, villagers in Pa Deng have become early adopters and evangelists for an unusual alternative energy source: poop.

Miami hopes Zika will not spook tourists

Miami - The official line from ground zero in America's first homegrown Zika outbreak is this: relax, everything is under control.But it's hard not to be jittery when some restaurants put cans of bug repellent on the tables.

US may fund research to create mixed human-animal embryos

Miami - Research that mixes human cells into animal embryos could get US government funds for the first time under a new proposal that has stoked concerns about ethics and the limits of science.

Three Zika vaccines show promise in monkey studies: report

Miami - Three different experimental Zika vaccines being developed in the United States have worked well in monkey studies, paving the way for human trials in the coming months, researchers said Thursday.

Pro-choice group eyes easier abortion access in Poland

Varsovia - Pro-choice activists in Poland sent a citizens' bill to parliament Thursday intended to ease access to abortion in the staunchly Catholic EU state and torpedo moves toward a near total ban on terminations.

Disease kills over 30 children in remote Myanmar

Yangon - An undiagnosed disease has killed more than 30 children in a remote part of Myanmar, officials said Thursday, with health authorities struggling to treat victims.

Second Zika vaccine trial gets under way in US

Miami - US health authorities Wednesday launched the second human trial of a vaccine against the mosquito-borne Zika virus, which can cause birth defects and is now spreading in the US and Latin America.

Doping for gold, Olympians ignore health risks

Paris - For as long as athletes have been battling for gold medals, they have been taking fortifying tonics -- some stomach-churning, others downright dangerous -- with little concern for their health.

Zika suspected in 6 deaths in Honduras

Tegucigalpa - Six people have died and 10 babies have been born with defects in Honduras in cases feared to have been caused by Zika, the health minister said Tuesday.

Russia anthrax outbreak infects 21

Moscow - Russia on Tuesday confirmed 21 cases of anthrax, including one fatality, after an unusual heatwave melted permafrost in its remote far north, releasing potentially lethal spores from the soil.

Zika travel warning issued for Miami neighborhood: US

Miami - Zika fears prompted US health authorities on Monday to issue a travel warning for a small section of Miami where local mosquitoes have spread the virus to 14 people, officials said.

Anthrax outbreak kills boy in northern Russia

Moscow - A 12-year-old boy has died in an anthrax outbreak in remote far northern Russia while dozens have been hospitalised on suspicion of infection, the region's governor said Monday.

Cannabis chef takes fine dining to new high

Los Angeles - Christopher Sayegh holds up two syringes filled with cannabis compound, primed to pump tiny amounts into a pomegranate sorbet, or a juicy cut of Wagyu Japanese beef as part of a bold new sensory experiment.
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