One person dead as bird flu again strikes China

26-year-old woman dies after becoming infected with H5N6 in China's south, while 40-year-old woman reported to be in serious conditionBEIJING - One person...

Liberia confirms 2nd case of Ebola amid fears of relapse

Over the last year more than 4,700 deaths from Ebola have been recorded in Liberia, the highest number in any affected countryMONROVIA, Liberia ...

Nigeria: 450 refugees died in 2015 in refugee camps

Cases of malaria, diarrhea, pneumonia and measles caused deaths among internally displaced victims of Boko Haram insurgency in northeast NigeriaBy Olarewaju Kola ...

Heatwave threatens Iraq's displaced children

Internally displaced children are most affected by heat wave due to poor conditions at IDP campsBAGHDAD – The Iraqi High Commission for Human...

Uganda: 162 malaria deaths in three months

Ten districts in northern Uganda have suffered from malaria outbreak in past three monthsBy Halima AthumaniKAMPALA, Uganda - At least 162 people - mainly...

UPDATE – 3 new Ebola case in Liberia 2 months after all-clear

Thousands died at the height of the epidemic in the West African nation last yearUPDATES WITH HIGHER NUMBER OF EBOLA CASESBy Evelyn T. KpadehMONROVIA, Liberia...

Uganda blames Global Fund bureaucracy for drug problems

UNAIDS country director calls the findings a cause for concern, warns Uganda could lose support from international partnersBy Halima Athumani KAMPALA, Uganda ...

Turkey: Medics stage one-day strike over doctor shooting

Health union members protest over Friday's fatal shooting of a doctor in northern Turkey ISTANBUL - Turkish doctors are staging a one-day strike to highlight...

Israel hospitals segregating pregnant Arab women: MPs

Arab-Israeli lawmakers decry policy as ‘discriminatory, unacceptable’ By Abdel Raouf Arnaut JERUSALEM – Israeli Radio reported Tuesday that delivery wards at four...

Alzheimer’s treatment breakthrough made in drug trial

Alzheimer’s suffers and their families have been given fresh hope following a successful drug trial. New medication has been found to turn off the production...

Turkey shuts down websites selling counterfeit drugs

The action was taken as part of Interpol’s operation 'PANGEA VIII' against counterfeit drugs launched in 115 countries between June 9 and 16ANKARA ...

Turkey issues climate change declaration

“Safranbolu Declaration” offered to member countries of Economic Cooperation Organization. ANKARA (AA) – Turkey issued a climate change declaration to fight the irreversible consequences of climate...

Philippines: Medicine sends students to hospital

Around 1000 students vomit, experience stomach pains, dizziness, after ingesting medicine during nationwide deworming program.By Roy RamosZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines  - Some 1,000 grade school students were...

Bangladesh to give cash handouts for health checkups

Bangladesh hopes to tackle child malnutrition by paying parents to attend regular health checkups DHAKA, Bangladesh (AA) - Bangladesh's government decided Monday to begin providing cash...

Death toll in Istanbul 'alcohol poisoning' reaches 13

The death toll in suspected alcohol poisoning cases since October 18 has reached 13 as police say they have detained 21 suspects for selling...