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June 09, 2016
Amid war, UN warns Syrians smoking is a grave health risk
The World Health Organization has identified another grave risk to the health of Syrians in their war-torn country: tobacco.
June 08, 2016
UN cites environmental threats to public health in Europe
A United Nations report is warning that poor air quality and climate change are the two greatest threats to public health in ...
June 08, 2016
Thailand, Belarus, Armenia eliminate mother-child HIV spread
Thailand has become the first country in Asia to eliminate mother-to-child transmission of HIV and syphilis, the World Health ...
June 07, 2016
Greek unions protest against ad's 'sexist' image of nurses
Greek nursing unions are calling for a state health body to withdraw a video promoting blood donation, saying it presents ...
June 02, 2016
Rio seeks to allay concerns with Olympics just 2 months away
Seeking to allay political, economic and health concerns as the games approach, Brazilian organizers assured IOC leaders on ...
May 28, 2016
UN health agency rejects Rio Olympics postponement call
The World Health Organization says there is "no public health justification" for postponing or canceling the Rio de Janeiro ...
May 23, 2016
EU lifts suicide warning on Pfizer's smoking-cessation pill
Europe's main drug regulator has lifted a 7-year-old warning about possible suicidal risks from Chantix, Pfizer's ...
May 20, 2016
Only 11 of 28 EU nations meet anti-smoking reform deadline
The European Union says that only 11 of 28 nations have fully adopted tough anti-smoking rules that were approved two years ...
May 19, 2016
UN: Yellow fever outbreak is "serious" but not an emergency
The World Health Organization says the ongoing outbreak of yellow fever in central Africa is "serious and of great concern" ...
May 18, 2016
UN: Risk of Zika outbreak across Europe is "low to moderate"
The World Health Organization says the risk of a Zika outbreak across Europe is "low to moderate," in a new risk assessment.
May 12, 2016
WHO to Rio Olympic visitors: Don't go to poor parts of city
Athletes and visitors heading to the Rio de Janeiro Olympics should avoid poor and overcrowded parts of the city to minimize ...
May 11, 2016
Canadian professor: Olympics should be postponed due to Zika
With the opening ceremony in Rio de Janeiro less than three months away, a Canadian professor has called for the Olympics to ...
May 09, 2016
Cruise continues despite suspected norovirus outbreak
A British cruise line says one of its ships is sailing to Canada as planned despite evidence of a possible norovirus outbreak ...
April 29, 2016
Russia's nuclear nightmare flows down radioactive river
At first glance, Gilani Dambaev looks like a healthy 60-year-old man and the river flowing past his rural family home appears ...
April 27, 2016
Advocates hold NYC protest over price of pneumonia vaccine
Doctors Without Borders protested the price of pneumonia vaccines Wednesday by leading a march through midtown Manhattan and ...
April 27, 2016
GSK sees rise in sales of vaccines, healthcare products
Pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline says higher sales of vaccines and consumer healthcare products pushed up its earnings ...
April 25, 2016
AP Exclusive: Test finds Chernobyl residue in Belarus milk
On the edge of Belarus' Chernobyl exclusion zone, down the road from the signs warning "Stop! Radiation," a dairy farmer ...
April 08, 2016
Panel: UN should compensate Kosovo Roma over lead poisoning
A U.N. human rights tribunal in Kosovo said Friday the world body should apologize and compensate the Roma community for the ...
March 30, 2016
FDA grants use of experimental blood test for Zika screening
Federal health officials are granting use of an experimental test to screen blood donations for Zika virus, an emergency step ...
March 16, 2016
Women with Zika in Tahiti had 1 percent birth defects risk
Women who got pregnant during a Zika outbreak in Tahiti two years ago had about a 1 percent chance of having a baby with an ...