Diseases

Zambia relaxes restrictions as cholera outbreak slows

Zambia relaxes restrictions as cholera outbreak slows

Published 14/01/2018

LUSAKA (Reuters) - Zambia on Sunday relaxed rules imposed to curb the spread of cholera as the number of new cases being reported has halved, [more…]

Ebola victims sue Sierra Leone government over mismanaged funds

Ebola victims sue Sierra Leone government over mismanaged funds

Published 15/12/2017

Ibrahim Tommy (L), head of the Centre for Accountability and the Rule of Law, and Yusuf Kabbah, head of Sierra Leone Association of Ebola Survivors, [more…]

Philippines to seek refund of $59 million from Sanofi amid vaccine risk

Philippines to seek refund of $59 million from Sanofi amid vaccine risk

Published 08/12/2017

Concepcion Yusop, a national immunization program manager, shows an anti-dengue vaccine Dengvaxia inside a vaccine storage room in Sta. Cruz city, Metro Manila, Philippines December [more…]

Rising Chinese ozone levels cause higher mortality: study

Rising Chinese ozone levels cause higher mortality: study

Published 27/11/2017

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Rising ozone pollution in China’s cities has emerged as a major health risk, causing a rise in deaths from strokes and heart [more…]

Venezuelans suffer as malaria outbreak spreads in drug-short nation

Venezuelans suffer as malaria outbreak spreads in drug-short nation

Published 24/11/2017

People gather outside a health center as they wait to get treatment for malaria, in San Felix, Venezuela November 3, 2017. REUTERS/William UrdanetaCIUDAD GUAYANA, Venezuela [more…]

U.S. approves digital pill that tracks when patients take it

U.S. approves digital pill that tracks when patients take it

Published 14/11/2017

A digital pill with an embedded sensor to track if patients are taking their medication. REUTERS/Proteus Digital Health(Reuters) - U.S. regulators have approved the first [more…]

FDA approves first drug in U.S. with digital ingestion tracking

FDA approves first drug in U.S. with digital ingestion tracking

Published 14/11/2017

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said on Monday that it had approved Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co Ltd's Abilify MyCite, the first drug with a digital ingestion tracking system to be approved in the United States. [more…]

Bulgaria reports two more outbreaks of virulent bird flu

Bulgaria reports two more outbreaks of virulent bird flu

Published 05/11/2017

A virulent bird flu virus has spread to two more regions in Bulgaria prompting veterinary authorities to announce a cull of nearly 8,000 ducks, the Balkan country's food safety agency said on Sunday. [more…]

Global measles deaths fall, but elimination goals far off

Global measles deaths fall, but elimination goals far off

Published 26/10/2017

Annual deaths from measles dropped below 100,000 worldwide last year for the first time, to 90,000, the World Health Organization (WHO) and other international agencies said on Thursday. [more…]

Mugabe removed as WHO goodwill envoy after outrage

Mugabe removed as WHO goodwill envoy after outrage

Published 22/10/2017

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has been removed as a goodwill ambassador, the World Health Organization said on Sunday, following outrage among Western donors and rights groups at his appointment. [more…]