Zika virus spreads in Cuba

Local media report young Cuban woman the first to be locally infected with virusHAVANA, Cuba – Cuban media are reporting that 21-year-old woman...

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...

Explosion rocks chemical plant in eastern China

Same plant was hit by blast 20 months ago. BEIJING  – A huge explosion rocked a chemical plant in eastern China for the second time...

SKorea: MERS death toll rises for first time in months

South Korea announces passing of patient who previously tested negative for Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS)By Alex JensenSEOUL - The 152nd South Korean MERS...

Liberia confirms fresh Ebola death

Liberia has announced the death of a 44-year-old woman who had recently tested positive for Ebola, delivering a blow to the country's hopes of...

South Korea confirms first Zika case

Months after South Korea's fatal MERS outbreak, the country announces its first Zika virus case By Alex JensenSEOUL – A man in his...

Argentina expects rise in beef exports as US set to lift ban

Cattle disease eradicated in 2007 but US kept market closed to Argentine beefBy Charles NewburyBUENOS AIRES, Argentina – Argentina expects a surge in...

Lebanon's Beirut reels from ongoing garbage crisis

Health officials warn that ongoing crisis could pose public health riskBy Ahmed AminBEIRUT, Lebanon – Residents of Beirut continue to voice frustration over...

Liberians remember Ebola victims

National day dominated by memories of the 4,000 victims of deadly diseaseBy Evelyn T. KpadehMONROVIA, Liberia – Thousands of Liberians are observing a...

Zika virus a global emergency, says UN health body

World Health Organization declares public health emergency on virus linked to fetal brain defectsANKARA - The Zika virus outbreak in the Americas was...

France on alert over sweeping heat wave

'The maximum temperatures will often exceed 35 Celsius and likely reach 40 Celsius,' Meteo France says PARIS - Twelve years after France’s deadly "Canicule" in...

The Top 4 Best Sativa Strains

The top 4 best sativa strains that deliver a clear, potent and cerebral high. From the all-time favorite Amnesia Haze strain to the old...

Malaysia orders schools closed due to worsening haze

Air quality index records very unhealthy – and even hazardous – levels across country as neighbor Indonesia battles forest fires By P Prem Kumar KUALA LUMPUR...

WHO declares West African Ebola outbreak over

Liberia was the last country declared Ebola-free on ThursdayGENEVA – The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared an end to the two-year Ebola...

In First-of-Its-Kind Move, FDA Seeks to Revoke the claim of Soy Heart Health Benefit

The US Food and Drug Administration is set to take out a health claim about the heart health benefits of soy products, saying the...

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