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WHO: Pregnant women exposed to ebola should get vaccine
Experts say benefits outweigh risks for pregnant and breastfeeding women in Congo regions currently fighting outbreak of deadly virus
Why is measles a big deal?
Doctors from around the world explain why you need a measles vaccination
Millions of cancer patients suffer needlessly from pain
New WHO cancer pain control guidelines aimed at millions afflicted with this illness
US Pacific Northwest sees measles outbreak
Earlier this month, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said the 349 cases of measles as of Dec. 28 made 2018 the second worst year for outbreaks since 2000
WHO: DRC ebola progress will be lost if violence persists
Disease has killed 356 of the 585 people infected during the almost six-month outbreak, and one-fifth of the cases have occurred within the past three weeks
U.N. envoy arrives in Yemen for peace talks amid renewed fighting
Martin Griffiths is scheduled to meet with Iran-aligned Houthi officials in an attempt to persuade them and Saudi-backed Yemeni government to begin negotiations in Sweden by year's end
The tobacco industry plays price games to make it even tougher to quit smoking
It is thought about two in three smokers want to kick their deadly habit, and with good reason – the same proportion of them are believed to die prematurely because of smoking. Around the world, the habit kills more than 6m people a year. Yet quitting is ...
Indonesian Startup Uses Road Safety to Drive Women’s Empowerment
Since launching in late 2016, Queenrides has attracted 200,000 members to join its website
Why did the flu kill 80,000 Americans last year?
(The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) Patricia L. Foster, Indiana University (THE CONVERSATION) The 2017-2018 flu season was historically severe. Public health officials estimate that 900,000 Americans were hospitalized and 80,000 died ...
Zika outbreak in northern India state exceeds 100 cases
The number of Zika virus cases has crossed 100 in Rajasthan, a state in northern India where palaces and forts draw large numbers of tourists each year. The Press Trust of India news agency reports eight new cases were reported from ...
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