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Dutch retailer pulls infant milk in French health scare

Den Haag - Dutch value-for-money retailer Kruidvat pulled some of its own-brand infant milk off the shelves Monday following an international recall by French baby milk maker Lactalis amid a salmonella scare.

Indonesia vaccinates millions to halt deadly diphtheria outbreak

Jakarta - Millions of Indonesian children are being vaccinated this week as the country responds to a widespread diphtheria outbreak that has killed dozens, officials said Monday.

Major recall of Lactalis baby milk over salmonella fears

Paris - French baby-milk maker Lactalis and health authorities have ordered a major international product recall because of fears of salmonella contamination, following 26 cases of children falling sick in France.

Interview: Technology improves wound care management Special

Clinicians can now take wound depth measurements at the point of care using a regular smartphone camera thnaks to new technology. The technology comes from Swift Medical.

Philippines plans to sue Sanofi over dengue vaccine: minister

Manila - The Philippines intends to sue Sanofi after authorities suspended the pharmaceutical giant's anti-dengue vaccine in response to the company warning the drug could lead to severe infections in some cases, the health secretary said Thursday.

Trump demands Saudis allow aid into Yemen 'immediately'

Washington - US President Donald Trump took the rare step Wednesday of publicly demanding that ally Saudi Arabia immediately allow humanitarian aid into war-ravaged Yemen, as residents in the capital Sanaa scrambled for supplies.

UN warns of drug-resistant germ risk brewing in nature

Nairobi - The UN warned Tuesday of a ticking time bomb of drug-resistant germs brewing in the natural environment, aided by humans dumping antibiotics and chemicals into the water and soil.

UN warns of drug-resistant germ risk brewing in nature

Nairobi - The UN warned Tuesday of a ticking time bomb of drug-resistant germs brewing in the natural environment, aided by humans dumping antibiotics and chemicals into the water and soil.

UN warns of drug-resistant germ risk brewing in nature

Nairobi - The UN warned Tuesday of a ticking time bomb of drug-resistant germs brewing in the natural environment, aided by humans dumping antibiotics and chemicals into the water and soil.

Philippines halts sale of Sanofi's dengue vaccine

Manila - The Philippines has suspended the sale and distribution of Sanofi's dengue vaccine, authorities said Tuesday, after the French pharmaceutical giant last week warned it could worsen symptoms for people who had not previously been infected.

World AIDS chief warns of risk for Africa's child brides

Abidjan - The head of the UN's AIDS agency on Monday urged African countries to protect young women and children who are bearing the brunt of the continent's AIDS epidemic.

Philippines 'prepared for worst' in dengue vaccine concerns

Manila - The Philippines is prepared for a "worst-case scenario" following warnings that an anti-dengue vaccine administered to thousands of children may worsen the disease in some cases, a health official said Saturday.

'Inclusive' Hungary playgrounds for disabled kids

Budapest - Shrieks of laughter by non-disabled and disabled children having fun together at Hungarian playgrounds are becoming more common thanks to some determined parents turned innovative designers.

The man with a young woman's heart

Cape Town - Fifty years ago South Africa stunned the world: A surgeon in Cape Town, Christiaan Barnard, successfully transplanted the heart of a woman into the chest of a dying man.

Nigeria's flourishing 'miracle cure' business for HIV/AIDS

Lagos - Blessing wanted to believe the advert on Facebook that promised "a cure for AIDS". Infected with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), she felt the ad was her only hope -- so against her better judgement, she clicked on the link.

HIV denial movement fuels Russian epidemic

Moscow - Fewer than half of Russians with HIV are taking antiretroviral drugs, in part because of a conspiracy theory that the AIDS-causing virus is a myth invented by the West, officials and activists say.

Merkel woes deepen as farm minister flouts orders

Berlin - German Chancellor Angela Merkel rapped her agriculture minister Tuesday for violating the government line in approving a controversial weedkiller at a key EU meeting, sparking a political storm and angering European allies.

EU breaks stalemate to renew licence on controversial weedkiller

Brussels - EU countries broke months of deadlock on Monday when they voted to renew the licence for the controversial weedkiller glyphosate for five years after heavyweight Germany surprisingly voted in favour despite health concerns.

Brazil's Temer released from hospital after heart procedure

S - Brazilian President Michel Temer, 77, was released from hospital Monday after undergoing angioplasty in three blocked coronary arteries, doctors said.

'Smoking kills,' US tobacco firms say in court-ordered ads

Washington - Smoking kills an average 1,200 Americans daily, US tobacco companies admitted Sunday in court-ordered "corrective statements" published in newspapers.

Venezuela government distributes medicine amid shortage

Caracas - Venezuela launched a program Saturday to hand out medicine to 35,651 patients, blaming US sanctions for a shortage, even as doctors say 95 percent of all drugs are missing.

Brazil's Temer recuperating after heart procedure: hospital

S - Brazilian President Michel Temer was spending the weekend recuperating in hospital after undergoing angioplasty in three blocked coronary arteries, doctors said Saturday.

Onetime 'world's heaviest man' has second surgery in Mexico

Mexico - A Mexican once certified as the heaviest man in the world is recovering from a second stomach-reduction surgery that doctors hope will help him shed more than 200 kilograms (440 pounds), the medical center treating him reported Thursday.

Burn victim saved by skin grafts from identical twin

Paris - A man doomed to die after suffering burns across 95 percent of his body was saved by skin transplants from his identical twin in a world-first operation, French doctors said Thursday.

French choke up over proposal to ban smoking in films

Paris - A proposal to ban smoking in French films has been met with splutters of indignation in a land raised on images of puffing, pouting silver-screen stars.

Norway's King Harald released from hospital

Oslo - Norway's 80-year-old King Harald was released from hospital on Monday after being treated for three days for an infection, and is in "fine form", the palace said.

Swimming with dolphins in virtual reality to aid disabled

Apeldoorn - Swimming with wild dolphins is something most can only dream of, and jumping into pools with captive animals has become increasingly controversial with environmentalists condemning it as cruel.

In DR Congo, fight for sanitation is also a fight for dignity

Kinshasa - From crouching over a small hole with a sheet for privacy to defecating in the open air, for millions of people in the Democratic Republic of Congo going to the toilet is a daily act of misery.The UN has estimated more than 2.

US civil rights leader Jesse Jackson has Parkinson's disease

Chicago - American civil rights leader Jesse Jackson announced Friday that he has the degenerative neurological disease Parkinson's.

Doctors at Vatican to debate ethics of euthanasia

Vatican City - "We don't carry out euthanasia as often as it is asked for," says Dutch GP Carin Littooji, advocating for assisted dying on a bench usually reserved for bishops in the Vatican.
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