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19:27, 20 January 2018 Saturday
Health & Environment

10:17, 05 January 2018 Friday
Alarming level of Drug use among Bangladeshi children

Association for Prevention of Drug Abuse head says close to more than 2.5 million children are drug addicts in Bangladesh

14:57, 02 January 2018 Tuesday
Canada's bitter weather has even penguins coming out of the

King penguins are certainly accustomed to chilly weather, more so than species like the Humboldt that prefer somewhat warmer climes, said zoo curator Malu Celli.

10:42, 11 December 2017 Monday
Indonesia vaccinates millions to halt deadly diphtheria outbreak

Some eight million children and teenagers across the Southeast Asian nation will receive the shot to prevent further spread of the disease which is caused by a bacterial infection.

16:59, 07 December 2017 Thursday
Smog should stop play Indian doctors tell cricket bosses

Two players vomited on the pitch, and play had to be halted briefly.

03:05, 02 December 2017 Saturday
Philippines suspends world-first dengue vaccine

French pharmaceutical giant Sanofi announced Wednesday that its world-first dengue vaccine could lead to more severe symptoms for people who had not previously been infected.

12:38, 18 November 2017 Saturday
Turkish NGO puts Somali doctors through medical school

Doctors Worldwide Turkey says it has performed 3,000 cataract surgeries in Horn of Africa country

03:02, 07 November 2017 Tuesday
Cholera killed over 700 in last 3 months

Over 40,000 cases of cholera seen in Democratic Republic of Congo since July, says Health Ministry

16:38, 04 November 2017 Saturday
Climate activists march to keep coal in ground

Decked out in red to signify their "Stop Coal" campaign, the protesters chanted and beat drums as they snaked through the former West Germany capital toward the UN centre that will host the 12-day, 196-nation talks, tasked with implementing the landmark Paris Agreement.

15:42, 30 October 2017 Monday
Concentration of CO2 in atmosphere hits record high UN

The Greenhouse Gas Bulletin, the UN weather agency's annual flagship report, tracks the continent of dangerous gasses in atmosphere in the post-industrial era (since 1750). 

12:38, 23 October 2017 Monday
Polluting vehicles start paying London charge

£10 ($13) tax introduced to cut British capital's poor air-pollution records  

17:37, 20 October 2017 Friday
Smog defies China's Communist Party congress

Despite all-out efforts to give the Chinese Communist Party blue skies for its twice-a-decade congress, Beijing's notorious smog has cloaked the mega-city in its trademark toxic haze.

09:47, 12 October 2017 Thursday
Turkey helping young Brazilians with cancer

Equipment donation to children's oncology institute is first project of state-run aid agency TIKA in Brazil

12:23, 11 October 2017 Wednesday
Madagascar More than 40 killed in plague outbreak

Some 450 other suspected cases seen in island nation; president says health workers are able to contain epidemic

17:31, 10 October 2017 Tuesday
Thousands to get cholera vaccine in Bangladesh camps

UN says 900,000 doses of oral vaccine are to be given to Rohingya Muslims fleeing violence in neighboring Myanmar

04:06, 09 October 2017 Monday
Zambia capital records 11 cholera cases

3 cholera quarantine centers have been formed where victims are being treated

17:25, 06 October 2017 Friday
Nigeria confirms monkeypox outbreak

12 cases confirmed, 32 persons quarantined to halt spread of disease, says disease control body  

16:42, 06 October 2017 Friday
150 000 children in NW Syria to be vaccinated for

Provided by UNICEF, vaccinations will be administered by public health officials in Syria’s Idlib province  

14:25, 11 September 2017 Monday
One French farm found with tainted eggs

Eggs tainted by the insecticide mostly originate from farms in those two countries but have since been found in 45 nations worldwide, the European health commissioner Vytenis Andriukaitisa said last week.

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