UK households could pay up to £2,000 more per household per year in tax
Ministry of Health spokesman Joshua Malango said the number of cases had increased to 527 from 157 recorded in January, and that deaths had doubled from four to eight.
A thick cloud of smog has been hanging over India's capital for two weeks
More than 2 million children in the war-torn country are malnourished, and almost 400,000 of them are so skeletal they require treatment to stay alive.
US President Trump labels the opioid crisis a 'national shame' but stops short of declaring a national emergency.
Europe’s toxic egg scandal is no yoke – but that didn’t stop Belgians feasting on a giant omelette.
The 10,000-egg creation, cooked in a four-metre
Fifteen European countries plus Switzerland and Hong Kong have reportedly received products containing contaminated eggs
Denmark is the latest European country to discover eggs contaminated with insecticide in its food chain
The move is a precaution as a health scare over possible insecticide contamination spreads
Doctors describe a sharp decline in sperm count for Western men a 'major health crisis'
The car manufacturer Volvo made the bold move of stopping production of fossil-fuel vehicles by 2019. Why we need more grit like that in the existential fight against microbial resistance.
The World Health Organisation has declared a dengue epidemic in Peru's northwestern region of Piura after the local death toll reached 19.
British musician Elton John is resting at home after going down with a potentially deadly bacterial infection.
The United Nations has appealed for nearly 2 billion euros to provide life-saving assistance to avert famine in war-ravaged Yemen.
Cold weather, a flu epidemic and overcrowding are among the causes that have plunged hospitals in several European countries into a care crisis.
The global threat of air pollution from Shanghai to Madrid
The country has been struggling with cholera since it was first brought in accidently in 2010 by UN peacekeepers
Polio is at last beginning to subside in Pakistan, however, with the Taliban holding a vendetta against those daring to vaccinate against the highly contagious disease, how much can one man do to cont
Eurostat has today published figures on the level of obesity in the European Union.
Because of a disastrous economic crisis, in the 'oil rich' country, Venezuelan hospitals cannot cope and many are dying.
Confirmation that the Zika virus has infected several people in Miami Beach has led US authorities to warn pregnant women not to travel to the Florida resort’s affected…
From bread and beer to sugar and toilet paper – you name it, Venezuela’s economic crisis has resulted in a chronic shortage of basic goods.
The world is losing the battle against superbugs, according to a new report commissioned by the UK government.
Ten million lives a year and a