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22:26, 24 September 2017 Sunday
Health & Environment

12:00, 05 September 2017 Tuesday
Kenya 90 police officers in hospital for cholera

Police officers tested positive for cholera after eating infected food; health minister blames food workers

17:46, 03 September 2017 Sunday
14 people die of cholera in northeast Nigeria

"Up to September 1, 14 deaths have been reported," the health ministry said in a statement, adding that "the total number of suspected cholera cases stands at 186."

13:11, 31 August 2017 Thursday
US approves first gene therapy treatment

Pharmaceutical company says treatment has more than 80 percent success rate for form of leukemia

09:27, 29 August 2017 Tuesday
US seizes smallpox vaccine from stem cell company

Federal agency orders StemImmune to stop injecting vaccine into tumors of cancer patients

03:35, 27 August 2017 Sunday
Cholera has killed 2 018 people in Yemen WHO

565,041 suspected cases of cholera have been recorded in the country since April 27

09:48, 26 August 2017 Saturday
UN human rights expert sounds alarm on toxic pollution

Unknown health risks include cancer, respiratory diseases, birth defects and reduced cognition

17:14, 23 August 2017 Wednesday
Turkish eggs 'clear of pesticide' at center of scare

Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Livestock's tests clear eggs, official says  

15:47, 19 August 2017 Saturday
Over 60 dead in mysterious disease outbreak

Laboratory tests conducted to ascertain exact cause of deaths in north central Kogi state, health official says

13:08, 18 August 2017 Friday
Malaria epidemic kills more than 4 000 in South Sudan

Health official decries lack of funds to fight malaria, appeals for donations to help fight disease  

15:40, 17 August 2017 Thursday
Fatal drug overdoses double among US teens

Surge in heroin use, other opioids seen as main reason for increased deaths  

16:01, 13 August 2017 Sunday
Bangladesh hopes to rekindle passion to save rare crocodiles

A separate 40-year-old male was returned to the zoo in Rajshahi where there are only females.

16:18, 12 August 2017 Saturday
Hong Kong scrambles to inspect EU eggs as insecticide found

Millions of eggs have been pulled from supermarket shelves across Europe and dozens of poultry farms closed since the discovery of fipronil, which can be harmful to humans, was made public on August 1.

14:45, 11 August 2017 Friday
Philippines declares first ever H5 bird flu outbreak

An immediate cull was ordered for all chicken, ducks and quail within a kilometre (0.6 miles) of the infected poultry in San Luis town, north of Manila, said Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Pinol.

03:00, 11 August 2017 Friday
2016 confirmed as hottest year on record

Heat due to long-term temperature rise, strong El Nino, report says

09:46, 10 August 2017 Thursday
Ethiopia's capital to tackle issue of polluted rivers

Multimillion dollar project aims at turning dirty riverbanks of Addis Ababa into attractions  

13:43, 09 August 2017 Wednesday
Netherlands found insecticide in eggs in 2016

Dutch authorities have temporarily closed 138 poultry farms and may cull millions of chickens. 

15:08, 05 August 2017 Saturday
Eggs removed from European shelves over toxicity fears

Recalls in Germany, Netherlands and Belgium and criminal inquiry launched as tests show high levels of insecticide profile

03:04, 30 July 2017 Sunday
Myanmar Swine flu deaths go up to 7

Number of infected people also goes up to 41 from 30

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