Email
Password
Remember meForgot password?
   

Health News

WHO warns that Ebola crisis isn't over

Paris - The World Health Organization (WHO) on Thursday warned against complacency about the deadly Ebola virus, saying that the crisis isn't over.

WHO warns that Ebola crisis isn't over

Paris - The World Health Organization (WHO) on Thursday warned against complacency about the deadly Ebola virus, saying that the crisis isn't over.

Global study finds early treatment is effective against HIV

Washington - Early antiretroviral treatment after diagnosis of HIV infection significantly reduces the likelihood of getting AIDS or other serious illnesses, according to results from a large international clinical trial.

Dozens may have come in contact with anthrax: US military

Washington - As many as 22 people in South Korea and four US lab workers may have been exposed to anthrax after the American military accidentally shipped out at least one live sample, officials said.

U.S. army says 22 possibly exposed to anthrax at S. Korea base

Seoul - As many as 22 personnel may have been exposed to anthrax during a laboratory training exercise at a U.S. military base in South Korea, a military statement said Thursday.

U.S. military shipped live anthrax to lab by accident

Washington - The U.S. military accidentally shipped at least one live anthrax sample across the country to a commercial lab in Maryland and four workers were undergoing medical treatment as a precaution, officials said.

Ontario passes 'making healthier choices' act

Toronto - The Ontario Lung Association has welcomed the decision taken by the provincial government is agreeing to the passage of Bill 45 - "Making Healthier Choices Act."

Study suggests higher mortality rates among depressed patients

Seville - Scientists in Europe have presented a study linking together depression and the likelihood that an individual will suffer heart failure.

300-400 new cholera cases per day among Burundians in Tanzania: UN

Ginebra - Some 3,000 cases of cholera have been reported in Tanzania, mainly among Burundian refugees fleeing political violence, the UN said Friday, adding that up to 400 new cases were being counted daily.

European court to rule on right-to-die case

Strasbourg - Europe's human rights court will on June 5 rule on whether a man in a vegetative state can be taken off life support, a case that has ignited a fierce euthanasia debate in France, a spokesman said Thursday.

Cold weather more lethal than hot spells, says study

Paris - Colder weather kills more people than hot spells, a probe into a key issue of public-health policy said on Thursday.

Sierra Leone berates Ebola quarantine escapees as cases surge

Freetown - Sierra Leone on Wednesday berated the "selfish and shameful" behaviour of people risking a resurgence of the Ebola virus by flouting quarantine restrictions, as authorities announced a spike in cases.

Dutch doctor who gave wrong diagnoses could face longer sentence

Den Haag - Prosecutors in the Netherlands on Wednesday called for a longer prison term for a former neurologist convicted for giving wrong diagnoses, which led one patient to commit suicide.

Students sue over 'forced' vaginal probes: Lawsuit

Miami - Two former college students are suing a Florida medical college, alleging they were forced to undergo frequent transvaginal probes during classroom training as part of their studies.

WHO chief announces operations shake-up after Ebola shock

Ginebra - The World Health Organization will dramatically reform its emergency response operations this year, its chief said Monday, after the UN agency faced blistering criticism for its slow Ebola response.

5 reasons to buy life insurance if you're under 30

If you're a Millennial in your 20s to young 30s, death is likely the last thing on your mind. And, to some extent, this is as it should be.

World must step up fight against antibiotic resistance: Merkel

Ginebra - Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel on Monday urged all countries to help combat the misuse of antibiotics, which is fuelling drug resistance and allowing long-treatable diseases to become killers.

Serb gangster in Spain 'tried to buy immigrant's kidney'

Madrid - A Serb gangster in Spain was arrested after he attempted to buy a poor immigrant's kidney for 6,000 euros ($6,835) and threatened to kill him if he pulled out of the deal, police said Monday.

Call for fund to develop new antibiotics

A British economist is calling on the world's leading pharmaceutical companies to set up a $2 billion fund to enable research into new antibiotics.

Russia helps block export restriction on asbestos

Ginebra - Four countries including Russia have blocked a bid to add chrysotile asbestos to a list of dangerous substances subject to export restrictions, participants at a UN meeting in Geneva said Saturday.

Ailing teen who championed euthanasia dies in Chile

Santiago - A 14-year-old cystic fibrosis patient who made international news by pleading with Chilean President Michelle Bachelet to be allowed to end her own life, has succumbed to her illness, her family announced Thursday.

AIDS expert flays Kremlin, says Russia's HIV epidemic worsening

Moscow - Russia's top AIDS expert lambasted the Kremlin's increasingly conservative agenda Thursday, saying the HIV epidemic is worsening and at least two million Russians are likely to be infected in about five years.

Nurse becomes Italy's second Ebola case

Rome - An Italian nurse who had recently been working in Sierra Leone with medical charity Emergency tested positive for Ebola on Tuesday in the country's second case of the virus.

Experts denounce WHO's slow Ebola response

Ginebra - A UN-sponsored report on Monday denounced the World Health Organization's slow response to the Ebola outbreak and said the agency still did not have the capacity to tackle a similar crisis.

Through the haze, Paris protesters call for fresh cannabis laws

Paris - Sporting T-shirts and caps printed with marijuana leaves and with joints hanging from their lips, hundreds of people demonstrated in Paris on Saturday as part of a world march calling for the legalisation of cannabis.

Paraguay captures man who allegedly impregnated stepdaughter

Asunci - The man who allegedly sexually abused and impregnated his 10-year-old stepdaughter, sparking a debate on abortion in Paraguay, was arrested Saturday after 15 days on the run, police said.

Five years after quake, Haiti hospital clings to hope

Port-au-prince - In the five years since Port-au-Prince was devastated by an earthquake, staff at Haiti's largest hospital have had to resort to examining patients in shipping containers.

WHO declares Liberia Ebola-free   

Monrovia - The UN health agency on Saturday declared Liberia Ebola-free, hailing the "monumental" achievement in the west African country where the virus has killed more than 4,700 people.

Ten-year-old's pregnancy sparks Paraguay abortion debate

Asunci - A 10-year-old girl who was raped by her stepfather and is now five months pregnant has become the focal point of a wrenching debate over abortion and child abuse in this conservative Catholic country.

Ebola found in man's eye months after it left blood: Report

Washington - The Ebola virus has been detected for the first time in an eye of a patient months after it vanished from his blood, researchers said.Dr.
  1 2 3 4 5 6 ... 67 Next»

Set up a news alert for

Health


Health Image

PR Pilates. Photo provided to Digital Journal.
PR Pilates. Photo provided to Digital Journal.
Protest in Malaga  Spain on April 15  2012
Protest in Malaga, Spain on April 15, 2012
Alfredo P. Chomón
Happy Old Man
Older Americans are the Happiest Americans based on a recent study.
Photo courtesy U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services
The Aedes aegypti - or yellow fever - mosquito
The Aedes aegypti - or yellow fever - mosquito
Wikicommons
A Primary Health Care center in Lagos  Nigeria.
A Primary Health Care center in Lagos, Nigeria.
Graphic from the final briefing held this year on the ACHE Act.
Graphic from the final briefing held this year on the ACHE Act.
Earth Institute
Berlin:  We are the Champions
Berlin: "We are the Champions"
Untitled
BC Gov Photos
Untitled
Harvard School of Public Health
A tribal woman & her children: Tripura  a tiny state in India located in North Eastern Part  is an a...
A tribal woman & her children: Tripura, a tiny state in India located in North Eastern Part, is an ancient land covered with natural forests. Many centuries ago, tribal people from Mongolia, Tibet, China and Burma migrated to Tripura and settled here. 19 different tribes are living in Tripura that accounts 31.05% of total population of the State (Census 2001). In the photo a women belonging to Tripuri, the largest tribal community, is seen walking towards a local village market. Once poor and il
15m protesters in Málaga  Spain against cuts to the social health system
15m protesters in Málaga, Spain against cuts to the social health system
Carlos Matesanz
Seniors occupy Alberta Health Minister Fred Horne s Office to protest changes to the seniors drug pl...
Seniors occupy Alberta Health Minister Fred Horne's Office to protest changes to the seniors drug plan.
Doug Brinkman
In response to the growing rate of obesity  schools like St. Andrew s College are taking a more proa...
In response to the growing rate of obesity, schools like St. Andrew's College are taking a more proactive approach to diet, nutrition, and physical exercise.
St. Andrew's College
Untitled
Larry Miller
15m protesters in Málaga  Spain against cuts to the social health system
15m protesters in Málaga, Spain against cuts to the social health system
Carlos Matesanz
www.breadandbutterskincare.com
www.breadandbutterskincare.com
Bread and Butter
Stoke on Trent Council will text volunteers with  motivational  messages
Stoke on Trent Council will text volunteers with 'motivational' messages
BBC News
One of the affects of MTR mining is the pollution of local streams and other water sources with toxi...
One of the affects of MTR mining is the pollution of local streams and other water sources with toxic chemicals.
PlunderingAppalachia
 We are the Champions : Zukunftskongress Gesundheitswirtschaft des Bundesministeriums für Gesundhei...
"We are the Champions": Zukunftskongress Gesundheitswirtschaft des Bundesministeriums für Gesundheit in Berlin
Illustrated account of the circumcision ceremony of Sultan Ahmed III s three sons.
Illustrated account of the circumcision ceremony of Sultan Ahmed III's three sons.
Wikipedia.org