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Indian doctors strike over violence from patients and families

Indian doctors strike over violence from patients and families

Tens of thousands of Indian doctors went on strike Monday calling for more protection against violence by patients and their families, as parliament met for the first time since national elections.

Tanzania 'in danger' following Ebola cases in neighbour Uganda: minister

Tanzania 'in danger' following Ebola cases in neighbour Uganda: minister

Tanzania's health minister issued an Ebola 'alert' Sunday after the disease, which has killed over 1,400 people in the Democratic Republic of Congo, appeared in their shared neighbour, Uganda.

Second patient dies of Ebola in Uganda, as death toll climbs in DRC

Second patient dies of Ebola in Uganda, as death toll climbs in DRC

Uganda on Thursday recorded its second Ebola fatality since the virus spread from neighbouring DR Congo, where officials said a 10-month-old epidemic had now killed more than 1,400 people.

Encephalitis from lychees kills 31 children in India: official

Encephalitis from lychees kills 31 children in India: official

At least 31 children have died in northern India in the last 10 days from a deadly brain disease believed linked to a toxic substance found in lychee fruit, health officials said Wednesday.

China gene babies' mutation linked to higher mortality: study

China gene babies' mutation linked to higher mortality: study

The genetic mutation given to Chinese twins last year rendering them immune to the HIV virus may significantly reduce life expectancy, scientists said Monday in a fresh warning against human gene-editing.

World's rivers loaded with antibiotics waste: study

World's rivers loaded with antibiotics waste: study

Rivers worldwide are polluted with antibiotics that exceed environmental safety thresholds by up to 300 times, according to research unveiled at a conference Monday.

Measles outbreak spreads to Oklahoma as US reports 41 new cases

Measles outbreak spreads to Oklahoma as US reports 41 new cases

The worst measles outbreak in the United States in 25 years has spread to Oklahoma, federal health officials said on Monday as they reported 41 new cases nationwide, raising the total number sickened this year ...

Officials warn of lead pollution risks after Notre-Dame blaze

Officials warn of lead pollution risks after Notre-Dame blaze

The fire that ravaged the Notre-Dame cathedral in Paris last month released lead particles that have settled in potentially dangerous amounts in areas surrounding the church, officials said Thursday.

Worldwide, obesity rising faster in rural areas

Worldwide, obesity rising faster in rural areas

Obesity worldwide is increasing more quickly in rural areas than in cities, a study reported Wednesday, challenging a long-held assumption that the global epidemic of excess weight is mainly an urban problem.

Spike in US teen suicides after Netflix '13 Reasons Why' release: study

Spike in US teen suicides after Netflix '13 Reasons Why' release: study

The suicide rate among US teenagers spiked in the months after the release of the controversial Netflix drama ‘13 Reasons Why’, which follows the story of a high school girl who kills herself, a new study has found.

Record 26 Ebola deaths in DRCongo in a single day

Record 26 Ebola deaths in DRCongo in a single day

Twenty-six people died of Ebola in a single day in the Democratic Republic of Congo's North Kivu province, the highest daily toll since its outbreak nearly nine months ago, the health ministry said Tuesday.

Three-person baby born in medical 'revolution'

Three-person baby born in medical 'revolution'

A team of Greek and Spanish doctors announced Thursday the birth of a baby using DNA from three people after a controversial fertility treatment that has provoked intense ethical debate.