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Over 90% of world breathing bad air: WHO

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

Boko Haram leaves Nigeria a lifetime of mental trauma

Maiduguri - The soldier clutched his book with both hands. He shouted his name, rank and Nigerian Army number to no-one in particular. He stood up straight and ended every reply with a bark of "sah" (sir).

Polish doctors hit streets demanding higher wages

Varsovia - Thousands of doctors, nurses and hospital workers marched through central Warsaw Saturday demanding Poland's rightwing government spend more on public health, especially to hike notoriously low salaries.

Chirac remains ill in hospital, wife discharged

Paris - Former French president Jacques Chirac remains in hospital in Paris where he is being treated for a lung infection, while his wife Bernadette has been discharged after four days recovering from "exhaustion", their family said Saturday.

Heavy downpours in U.S. bring flooding and sewage overflows

Record rainstorms and flooding the past year in the United States have continued to make the national news, causing billions of dollars in damage and the deaths of dozens of people. But the overflow of untreated sewage is usually ignored.

Kyrgyz leader moved to Moscow for treatment after heart trouble

Bichkek - Kyrgyzstan's President Almazbek Atambayev has been transferred to Russia for treatment after suffering suspected heart trouble, his office said Friday, several days after he was reported hospitalised in Turkey.

Racism row hits campaign to boost Italian birthrate

Rome - An Italian government campaign hoping to boost the country's flagging birthrate was on Wednesday condemned as racist just weeks after its original promotional material was panned for being sexist.

UN sets sights on antibiotic-resistant superbugs

New York - World leaders on Wednesday will for the first time tackle the growing scourge of superbacteria, which are resistant to antibiotics and are making illnesses from tuberculosis to sexually transmitted diseases increasingly difficult to treat.

Kyrgyz president taken ill with heart trouble

Bichkek - Kyrgyz President Almazbek Atambayev was forced to abort a trip to the UN General Assembly after being taken ill with heart problems, his office said Monday.

First Miami zone of local Zika spread now 'clear': officials

Miami - Health authorities Monday lifted a travel warning for the Miami neighborhood of Wynwood -- site of the United States' first local Zika outbreak -- after the governor declared no evidence of active transmission of the virus there in the last 45 days.

India's poor fear 'rent-a-womb' industry shut down

Anand - At a hostel for dozens of pregnant women, impoverished widow Sharmila Mackwan weighs up her decision to carry twins for another couple -- her only ticket out of poverty -- as the government moves to close India's multi-million dollar surrogacy industry...

Alzheimer's stemmed but not stopped, say experts

Paris - Soaring rates of population growth and ageing have long been seen as portending a global explosion of Alzheimer's, the debilitating disease that robs older people of their memory and independence.But an unexpected, and hopeful, trend may be emerging.

Global Fund collects almost $13 bn to fight AIDS, malaria and TB

Montr - Donors pledged nearly $13 billion on Saturday in the fight to eradicate AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria by 2030, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced at an international conference.

Desmond Tutu 'readmitted to hospital'

Johanesburg - South African retired archbishop and anti-apartheid icon Desmond Tutu was on Saturday readmitted to hospital in Cape Town just days after being discharged following surgery, his family said.

First mercy killing of minor in Belgium: report

Brussels - A terminally ill 17-year-old has become the first minor to be euthanised in Belgium since age restrictions on such mercy killings in the country were lifted in 2014, it was learned Saturday.

Bono, Bill Gates headline donor conference fighting diseases

Montr - An international donor conference closed in Saturday on a $13 billion fundraising target for the fight to eradicate AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria by 2030 -- cheered on by Bono, Bill Gates and political leaders.

Pope, Trump wish Peres well as condition 'stable'

Jerusalem - Former Israeli president Shimon Peres remained stable Friday morning three days after a major stroke, a spokesman for the 93-year-old said, after the Pope and Donald Trump offered their best wishes.

Traders selling dangerously dirty fuel across Africa: study

Geneva - European oil companies, especially Swiss commodity traders, are exploiting weak African fuel standards by selling toxic diesel and gasoline across the continent, a campaign group said Thursday.

Trump's doctor declares him in 'excellent physical health'

Washington - Donald Trump released lab results Thursday from a recent medical examination, with his personal physician stating that the Republican presidential candidate "is in excellent physical health.

Dutch court stubs out plan to stop smokers' corner in cafes

Den Haag - A Dutch court Wednesday threw out a case brought by anti-cigarette campaigners seeking to force the government to close down public spaces reserved for smokers in some cafes and bars.

Desmond Tutu discharged from hospital: family

Johanesburg - Retired archbishop and anti-apartheid icon Desmond Tutu was Wednesday discharged from hospital in South Africa after three weeks of treatment for a "recurring infection", his family said.

Israel's Peres improves but remains critically ill after stroke

Ramat Gan - Former Israeli president and Nobel Peace Prize winner Shimon Peres showed some improvement but remained in critical condition Wednesday after he suffered a major stroke, his hospital said.

Key facts about strokes as Israel's Peres critical

Paris - The haemorrhagic stroke suffered by former Israeli president Shimon Peres is one of the most serious forms of stroke and can be fatal.

Haiti cholera victims protest against UN

Port-au-prince - Around 100 Haitian cholera victims protested Monday in front of the presidential palace demanding that the government obtain damages from the United Nations, whose peacekeepers are blamed for the epidemic.

University hospital offers futuristic lung donation tune-up

A novel method has been developed that could double the number of available lungs for transplantation in the U.S. The method renders lungs that might otherwise be rejected as suitable for use.

Italy gives details of planned Libya military hospital

Rome - Italy is to build a 50-bed military field hospital to treat injured Libyan government forces in the conflict-wracked north of the country, ministers said Tuesday.

Yellow fever 'under control' in Angola, DR Congo: UN

Geneva - Yellow fever outbreaks in Angola and the Democratic Republic of Congo are "under control" after a massive vaccination campaign involving millions, the World Health Organisation said Tuesday.

Japanese firms wage war on 'smell harassment'

Toukyo - Got stinky colleagues? Japan has a seminar for that.After a long, sweaty summer, some firms in a nation renowned for its cleanliness are declaring all out war on an office plague known as "smell harassment".

Clinton has 'no other' health problem than pneumonia: aide

Washington - Hillary Clinton is suffering from no health ailments other than pneumonia, and the Democratic presidential nominee is expected to return to the campaign trail as early as mid-week, a senior aide said Monday."There's no other undisclosed condition.

Trump hopes Clinton 'gets well,' will release health record

Washington - Donald Trump said Monday he hopes his Democratic White House rival Hillary Clinton recovers from pneumonia and announced he would be releasing details of his own health soon.
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