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04:46, 23 June 2017 Friday
Health & Environment

06:06, 13 June 2017 Tuesday
Third of global population is overweight obese

Study finds obesity rates doubled in more than 70 countries since 1980

10:51, 11 June 2017 Sunday
Canada wants ban on junk food ads to children

Unhealthy foods include ice cream, cookies, pies, some cheeses, soda

14:59, 05 June 2017 Monday
Cholera death toll in Yemen rises to 676 WHO

More than 86,400 suspected cases of cholera recorded in war-torn Yemen  

15:01, 02 June 2017 Friday
Botched measles vaccines kill 15 children in S Sudan

Health minister says single syringe was used to vaccinate several children, health workers were as young as 12 years old

04:06, 02 June 2017 Friday
Hamas MPs to donate salaries to cancer kidney patients

Gaza’s Health Ministry continues to suffer from acute shortages of both fuel and medicine

12:31, 31 May 2017 Wednesday
Cholera outbreak kills 532 in Yemen WHO

More than 65,300 suspected cases of cholera recorded in war-torn Yemen

17:51, 29 May 2017 Monday
Top economists urge 'strong carbon price' in climate fight

Countries should set a target of reaching $40 to $80 per tonne of CO2 by 2020, and of $50 to $100 per tonne by 2030, they said.

11:05, 28 May 2017 Sunday
India WHO confirms first 3 cases of Zika virus

Indian government issues guidelines to deal with Zika virus

09:31, 25 May 2017 Thursday
US 23M more to lose health care under Republican plan

Number just 1 million shy of those who would have been without coverage under previous Republican draft

09:43, 23 May 2017 Tuesday
Study links intelligence gene to autism spectrum

The human genome has some 25,000 genes composed of more than three billion pairing of building-block molecules.

09:31, 22 May 2017 Monday
Swiss chemical maker Clariant to merge with US Huntsman

On a pro-forma 2016 basis, the merged group would have combined sales of approximately $13.2 billion (11.8 billion euros) and underlying or operating profit of $2.3 billion.

15:32, 21 May 2017 Sunday
Norway to boost defences of 'doomsday' seed vault

The seed vault that protects the worlds' seed crops, also protects European and South American varieties of aubergine, lettuce, barley and potatoes. 

12:25, 21 May 2017 Sunday
Swiss to vote on gradual nuclear phaseout energy makeover

Early polls indicated broad support for the plan, but the most recent survey, published on May 10, showed the "yes" side slipping to 56 percent -- a drop of five points from late March.

05:00, 20 May 2017 Saturday
Thousands of chickens ducks die as bird flu hits DRC

Authorities declare quarantine against movement of chicken and ducks

15:52, 19 May 2017 Friday
WHO 242 deaths 23 425 cholera cases in Yemen

Cholera cases in country could reach 300,000 within six months, WHO Yemen representative says

09:59, 19 May 2017 Friday
After 10-year gap Thai lotuses bloom again

In recent years rangers have tried to clean up Khao Sam Roi Yot national park and this year were rewarded with a sea of pink flowers.

13:18, 17 May 2017 Wednesday
Cholera death toll in Yemen rises to 209 UNICEF

Over 17,200 suspected cases of cholera were reported in Yemen

06:00, 17 May 2017 Wednesday
Somalia Cholera outbreak death toll tops 700

Cholera has hit 13 of 18 Somalia’s provinces, in biggest outbreak in the country in 5 years, according to WHO



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