UPDATE 2 – MERS claims youngest victim in SKorea; death toll at 19

First under-50 patient dies of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome, as South Korean president moves to calm fears in Gangnam districtUPDATES WITH GERMAN DEATHBy Alex JensenSEOUL...

Guinea declared free of Ebola

World Health Organization says last new case in Guinea was reported more than 42 days agoBy Fatih ErelGENEVA - The World Health Organization...

$250mn shortfall to affect S. Sudan aid operation: WFP

The WFP aims to assist 3 million people in South Sudan this year The United Nations World Food Program (WFP) warned on Sunday that a...

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 ...

Liberia confirms measles outbreak

The outbreak has been reported in 10 of Liberia's15 counties MONROVIA – Liberia has reported an outbreak of measles in ten of the West African...

Korean Air hit by MERS outbreak

South Korea’s biggest airline latest business affected by Middle East Respiratory Syndrome, with 22 staff placed in quarantine By Alex Jensen SEOUL - As South Korea...

UPDATE Court orders tobacco firms to pay $15B Canadian to smokers

Judge rules companies must pay $1B Canadian within 60 days, even if appeals are filed CLARIFIES CANADIAN DOLLAR By Barry Ellsworth TRENTON, Ontario – A judge on...

US House votes to trash Obamacare

Speaker Ryan says Americans need Republican president for ‘truly patient-centered healthcare’ as bill to annul Affordable Care Act sent to White HouseWASHINGTON - The...

Pakistan heatwave deaths hit urban Karachi hardest

Unplanned urbanization, humidity and power cuts behind the high death toll in Pakistan heatwaveBy Aamir LatifKARACHI, Pakistan - An unprecedented heatwave in Pakistan, compounded by...

French drug trial halted after serious accident

Health minister confirms one trial volunteer is brain dead and five others have been hospitalized in RennesPARIS – One man is 'clinically dead'...

Dominican heath care workers begin 72-hour strike

Hundreds of patients turned away at hospitals as doctors demand better working condition, higher salariesBy Senabri Silvestre SANTO DOMINGO, Dom. Rep. - Doctors and...

Hospitals in Sudan's Khartoum face epidemic of heart cases

Chairman of Sudanese Heart Association warns of 'alarming' increase in number of cardiac patientsBy Mohammed AminKHARTOUM, Sudan - Sudan’s Health Ministry recently disclosed that hospitals...

Outer Space Icon, John Glenn Dies at 95

It was an on edge country that watched and listened that February morning, as Mr. Glenn, 40 years of age, a Marine Corps aircraft...

First President Bush is sent to intensive care

On Wednesday, former president George H.W. Bush was transported to ICU at Houston Methodist Hospital in the wake of being admitted on Saturday. Barbara...
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Stunting costs Malawi billions of kwacha

60% of Malawian adults reportedly suffered from stunting as children LILONGWE, Malawi – Malawi loses billions of kwacha each year because its people are stunted...

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