Saturday, December 15, 2018
Somalia’s Attorney-General Ahmed Dahir has announced the country’s first ever prosecution against Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) following the death of a 10-year-old girl. Ifrah Ahmed, who advises Somalia on gender issues, said the attorney general was sending a team of...
Georgia's health commissioner was named Friday to lead the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the federal government's top public health agency. Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald is an OB-GYN and has been head of the Georgia Department of Public Health...
Response to the latest Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo has been going well and scaling up, the World Health Organisation WHO said Friday. As of Thursday, the case count had reached more than 100, with 103...
Pakistani police have arrested four people accused of stealing spinal fluid from women. The suspects told women they had to provide blood samples to qualify for financial assistance from the Punjab government, police told BBC Urdu. However, they extracted spinal fluid...
The British Medical Journal has pulled a paper on parasitic worms after the subjects of the study ended up having photos of their buttocks published by tabloids. An unnamed husband and wife contracted the infection on the island of Martinique...
A transgender man, Trystan Reese has given birth to a baby boy in the United States of America. Reese, from Portland, Oregon, was born female but started taking hormones about 10 years ago. He stopped when he got pregnant and...
The World Health Organization (WHO) has released new advice on which antibiotics to use for common infections and which to preserve for the most serious circumstances. The advice is among the additions to the WHO Model list of essential medicines...
A European Human Rights Court has given its verdict on a case of human rights that will compel a couple to allow their sick baby to die. The parents of the baby Chris Gard and Connie Yates have been in...
Sri Lanka’s Health Ministry said on Monday it would soon seek cabinet approval to raise the age limit of cigarette sale to adults from 18 to 21 years. Health Minister Rajitha Senaratne said that the proposals would soon be drafted,...
Doctors say an innovative new drug can prevent heart attacks and strokes by cutting bad cholesterol to unprecedented levels. The injection cuts cholesterol to the lowest levels ever seen in medicine in an international trial. The BBC reports that over 27,000...