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New drug slashes death rates among drug-resistant...

Tuberculosis killed at least 1.7 million people in 2017, according to the World Health Organisation, making the airborne infection the world's deadliest...

Too much screen time, too little horseplay...

On average, children aged eight to 11 spent 3.6 hours per day glued to a TV, mobile phone, tablet or computer screen, nearly double the suggested limit...

Cancer in Europe: more cases but fewer deaths...

Death rates from the disease have steadily decreased in the region since the late 1990s, reaching 20 deaths per 100,000 women in 2015 (21.4 in the EU),...

WHO worried Ebola can 'transmit freely' in...

As the death toll in the outbreak declared on August 1 in DRC's violence-wracked North Kivu province hit 41.

Russia to assist Africa develop national...

The Summit seeks to strengthen the relationship between BRICS member states and Africa.

Stable-Heat Carbetocin:A drug that could...

Excessive bleeding commonly known as postpartum hemorrhage (PPH) after vaginal birth is the number one cause of these deaths.

Uganda vaccinates more than 360,000 people...

The immunisation drive is part of efforts to control an ongoing cholera outbreak which has affected both refugees from the Democratic Republic of Congo...

Biggest ever cholera vaccine drive underway...

More than two million people will receive the oral cholera vaccine as part of five major campaigns in Malawi, Nigeria, South Sudan, Uganda and Zambia....

WHO urges governments on Hepatitis C offensive...

Only about three million people from an estimated 71 million Hepatitis C virus (HCV) carriers, received the treatment they needed, says the UN health body....

As cancer survival rate grows, so does number...

All forms of cancer combined claimed 8.8 million lives in 2015, making it the second leading cause of death after heart disease.

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