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09:57, 27 October 2016 Thursday
Health & Environment

15:13, 20 October 2016 Thursday
Zika infections at epidemic' in Vietnam's largest city

Outbreak linked to heavy rains which encourage mosquito breeding

08:02, 18 October 2016 Tuesday
Climate change could push 122 mn into extreme poverty

UN report warns that without measures to halt and reverse climate change, food production could become impossible in large areas of the world

17:21, 17 October 2016 Monday
Climate change could push 122 mn into extreme poverty

It called for a "broad-based transformation of food and agricultural systems" to adapt to a warmer world, with an emphasis on supporting small shareholders.

13:39, 15 October 2016 Saturday
Morocco to hold pre-COP22 climate conference

A pre-COP22 ministerial meeting will be held in Morocco ahead of the conference to be held in Marrakech in November

12:55, 15 October 2016 Saturday
Doctors separate conjoined twins at NY hospital

Nearly 30-hour operation performed on 13-month-old boys

14:44, 13 October 2016 Thursday
Study shows health improving globally but progress is patchy

Among the world's wealthier regions, North America had the worst healthy life expectancy at birth for both men and women.

21:28, 12 October 2016 Wednesday
EU must begin phasing out coal to reach climate targets

Diminishing coal in the energy mix must become a government policy in EU towards a low carbon economy: European think-tank

20:49, 12 October 2016 Wednesday
Nuclear power needed for climate change IAEA director

'Developing countries should be given access to nuclear power,' says International Atomic Energy Agency director

13:39, 10 October 2016 Monday
Obesity a global killer on the rise in developing world

More people in the world are obese than underweight

09:42, 08 October 2016 Saturday
Mylan to pay 465 mn over EpiPen overcharges to Medicaid

Epipen maker Mylan has agreed to pay $465 million to the US government

09:32, 06 October 2016 Thursday
First uterus transplants attempted in US

3 of 4 transplants from living donors removed; scientists hope remaining transplant successful

15:26, 05 October 2016 Wednesday
Hanoi s air pollution ranks 2nd worst in world

Air monitoring station clocks dangerously high levels of smog

08:52, 05 October 2016 Wednesday
EU gives green light for Paris climate deal

EU ministers have agreed to ratify the landmark Paris climate agreement

12:45, 30 September 2016 Friday
US man may have contracted Zika from dying father's tears

The man in the western state of Utah became ill after helping to take care of his 73-year-old father, who was hospitalized in June with Zika after being infected during a trip to his native Mexico.

10:23, 28 September 2016 Wednesday
Kenya launches world s first child-friendly TB medicine

Children in Kenya make up 10 percent of all tuberculosis cases

09:51, 26 September 2016 Monday
Philippines reports first Zika pregnancy case

Health Secretary Paulyn Ubial said 12 cases of Zika had been detected across the Philippines this month, including a 22-year-old woman from the central island of Cebu who is 19 weeks' pregnant with her first child.

16:42, 25 September 2016 Sunday
Man spends 43 years in wheelchair on wrong diagnosis

When Rufino Borrego was 13, he was diagnosed by a Lisbon hospital as having incurable muscular dystrophy, the Jornal de Noticias reported.

10:00, 22 September 2016 Thursday
Mark Zuckerberg unveils plan to treat all diseases

Facebook CEO, wife to begin $3 billion initiative by building new research center

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