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Europe’s new air pollution targets should be tightened further, campaigners have urged, after a groundbreaking study on the deadly impact of diesel
A few years ago it was SARS, now MERS is on the rise. What is this disease, where is it globally and how can we prevent its spread?
Liberia has been declared Ebola free by the World Health Organisation (WHO) after 42 days with no new cases. The West African nation was one of the
The possible health risks of weedkiller are the subject of this Utalk. Karin in Amsterdam asks:
“The World Health Organisation has recently
The World Health Organisation suggests that adults should eat no more than 50 grams of sugar (12 teaspoons) per day to avoid the risks of obesity and
The sight of sugary doughnuts and crispy pastries can be tempting and tantalising. It has long been known that too many such tasty treats are bad
Months of hard work lie ahead but the world can stamp out the Ebola outbreak in West Africa by the end of the year according to the outgoing chief of
As Ebola continues its relentless spread in West Africa, Sierra Leone's President Ernest Bai Koroma has asked people to observe a week of fasting and prayer.
US researchers say an experimental Ebola vaccine appears safe.
It is designed to stimulate the body’s immune system to produce Ebola
Over 160 million children under the age of five suffer because of chronic hunger. Yet ours is a world of plenty.
Witness the rise in obesity
Climate change will lead to 250,000 extra deaths a year from 2030, a report quantifying the health impacts of global warming has claimed.
Six months after the detection of the deadly Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa, some 200 experts from the World Health Organisation (WHO) have come
Medecins Sans Frontieres says the United Nations needs to step up and take charge to stem the Ebola epidemic and accused the West of not doing
A trio of experts has urged the use of experimental drugs in fighting the deadly Ebola virus in west Africa.
The group, which includes Peter Piot
Concern about the deadly new Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) virus has “significantly increased” but the disease does not yet constitute a
The World Health Organization has issued a correction regarding what it calls an “error” in one of its reports that suggested Greek people were
Europe could have a new outbreak of polio if stronger action is not taken, experts have warned.
Refugees fleeing the crisis in Syria could spread
Outdoor air pollution is a leading cause of cancer, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO).
It said the world’s leading experts have
The vaccine Menomune®, which is designed to prevent invasive meningococcal disease, has been pre-qualified by the World Health Organization
Analysis of the new avian influenza A (H7N9) discovered in China earlier this year suggests that the virus was probably transmitted from human to