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Western Australia tightens restrictions on unvaccinated children
Roger CookJuly 22, 2019 ET
Aussie parents in the state of Western Australia (WA) will no longer be able to enroll their children in preschool or childcare unless they are fully vaccinated under new laws introduced on Monday.
Dengue cases in Philippines surge to nearly 116,000 with 491 deaths
Philippines hospitalJuly 21, 2019 ET
Dengue cases in the Philippines are continuing to surge and have reached 115,986 nationwide, with 491 deaths from January 1 to July 6, the Department of Health of the Philippines said on Saturday.
Botswana on high alert for Ebola
Botswana hospitalJuly 20, 2019 ET
Botswana\'s health ministry on Friday announced the country is on high alert for the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).
H1N1 influenza death toll on rise across Myanmar
Myanmar hospitalJuly 20, 2019 ET
The death toll due to the seasonal influenza A (H1N1) pdm 09 has risen to 62 across Myanmar as of Thursday, according to the figures from the public health department under the Ministry of Health and Sports on Friday.
Vast majority of dietary supplements don't improve heart health, massive study says
Dietary supplementsJuly 19, 2019 ET
In a massive new analysis of findings from 277 clinical trials using 24 different interventions, Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers say they have found that almost all vitamin, mineral and other nutrient supplements or diets cannot be linked to longer life or protection from heart disease.
Ebola outbreak in Congo declared global health emergency
EbolaJuly 18, 2019 ET
The deadly Ebola outbreak in Congo is now an international health emergency, the World Health Organization announced Wednesday after the virus spread this week to a city of 2 million people.
Promising system delivers chemo drug straight into tumors
TumorJuly 18, 2019 ET
A stealthy new drug-delivery system disguises chemotherapeutics as fat in order to outsmart, penetrate and destroy tumors.
Philippines declares national emergency, more than 100,000 people contract Dengue fever
Francisco T. Duque IIIJuly 17, 2019 ET
Health officials in the Philippines declared a national emergency after a record-breaking 106,630 cases of Dengue fever were reported since January.
Over-conditioning kills: Non-traumatic fatalities in football is preventable
high school footballJuly 17, 2019 ET
Most non-traumatic fatalities among high school and college football athletes do not occur while playing the game of football, but rather during conditioning sessions which are often associated with overexertion or punishment drills required by coaches and team staff, according to research presented at the American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine Annual Meeting.
Mumbai reports first suspected swine-flu death in monsoon season
Mumbai hospitalJuly 16, 2019 ET
Mumbai reported the first suspected swine-flu death of this monsoon season out of the 36 cases reported so far this month by the Indian city\'s civic hospitals, an officer from the Brihamumbai Municipal Corporation.
Possible link between sugary drinks and cancer discovered
sugary drinksJuly 15, 2019 ET
A new study reports a possible association between higher consumption of sugary drinks and and an increased risk of cancer.
Rates of severe coal black lung disease increased
MinerJuly 11, 2019 ET
Rates of severe coal workers’ pneumoconiosis also known as black lung disease among coal miners have been on the rise recently despite regulations on exposure to dusts associated with mining.
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