Wednesday, June 26, 2019
In response to a poliomyelitis (polio) outbreak in the eastern part of Syria in spring 2017, WHO/Europe procured vaccines from its field office in Gaziantep, Turkey, for a vaccination campaign that reached nearly 200 000 children in north-western Syria....
A Miami hospital's decision not to suspend a pediatric surgeon who was arrested on felony charges is renewing questions about whether hospitals are doing enough to keep patients safe from doctors who may have committed crimes. The doctor was arrested...
A spike in Australians being attacked by flesh-eating bacteria has left health authorities puzzled and concerned. The Victorian Health Department said on Thursday that cases of mycobacterium ulcerans, which caused flesh-eating ulcers known as Buruli ulcers, had already increased 50...
Japanese couples who decide not to have children are “selfish”, a senior politician has said amid a push by the government to increase the country’s birth rate. Experts are warning of a “demographic time bomb” in Japan, with the...
The Congolese health ministry on August 1 said the country was facing its tenth outbreak of Ebola since 1976 (AFP Photo/Junior D. KANNAH) Uganda has opened two Ebola treatment units in the border districts with the Democratic Republic of Congo,...
Even though he had an engineering diploma, Mr Kelvin Pang was aware that the technical skills he learnt would eventually be rendered useless with time. The 32-year-old, who used to work for the Singapore Armed Forces, felt a job...
Two more people have died in the outbreak of Nipah virus in the southern Indian state of Kerala, taking the total number of deaths due to the brain-damaging disease to 15, officials said on Thursday. Kerala Health Department official KJ...
British doctors on Tuesday warned people not to block their mouth and nose when they sneeze after a 34-year-old man ruptured his throat in a case that initially baffled experts. The “previously fit and well” man was examined by...
LGBT+ organisations are challenging a man who claimed taking painkillers made him gay.  Twenty-three-year-old Scott Purdy started taking the painkiller Pregabalin after he broke his foot go-karting, SWNS reports. He claims that not long after, he stopped feeling sexually attracted to women and broke up with his...
The FDA's MedWatch program compiles a quarterly report of important changes to safety labeling for boxed warnings for drugs and therapeutic biologics. Boxed warnings highlight: Adverse reactions so serious in proportion to the potential benefit from the drug that it is...