Tag Archives: World Health Organization

A best-selling author reveals what it was like to get a flesh-eating disease while exploring a ‘lost city’ in the Honduran jungle

View gallery .(Former British Special Air Service soldiers prepare a helicopter carrying a team of scientists for liftoff from a secret location in the Mosquitia jungle.Dave Yoder / National Geographic)…

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Sorry, Steak Lovers: Red Meat Linked to Gut Condition

Men who regularly eat red meat have a higher risk of developing an inflammatory bowel condition called diverticulitis than men who don't have much red meat in their diet, a new study…

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Oxfam: $1.9B in Ebola aid not delivered by donors

ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast (AP) — International donors have failed to deliver $1.9 billion in promised funds to assist West African countries recover from the Ebola epidemic that killed more than…

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United to refund travel to regions hit with Zika virus: spokesman

View gallery United Airlines planes are seen on platform at the Newark Liberty International Airport in New Jerse … (Reuters) – United Airlines will allow customers who hold tickets to regions…

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Obama calls for rapid Zika research as virus seen spreading

By Julie Steenhuysen & Roberta Rampton CHICAGO/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama on Tuesday called for the rapid development of tests, vaccines & treatments to fight the mosquito-transmitted Zika virus,…

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MERS Vaccine Protects Camels, Which Is Good for People

A vaccine that protects against the virus that causes Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) has been shown to be effective in camels, a new study finds. The vaccine, which was…

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10 Cambodians die after eating dog meat, drinking wine

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Cambodian health officials have been sent to a northeastern district where 10 people died & more than 100 were sickened in two separate incidents linked…

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Mexican safety agency approves first use of dengue vaccine

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican health authorities approved the first vaccine to gain official acceptance for use against the dengue virus, which sickens approximately 100 million people every year, mostly…

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Roche pulls out of 'superbug' antibiotic project

VIENNA (Reuters) – Swiss drugmaker Roche Holding has dropped out of a high-profile project to develop an antibiotic for treating "superbug" infections, the company said on Sunday. Roche had agreed…

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Scientists create mosquito strain with malaria-blocking genes

By Will Dunham WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Scientists aiming to take the bite out of malaria have produced a strain of mosquitoes carrying genes that block its transmission, with the idea…

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