DAKAR: An epidemic of the deadly Ebola virus in West Africa is now “out of control” with more than 60 outbreak hotspots, the medical charity Doctors Without Borders (MSF) said on Monday.
PARIS: Scientists said Sunday they may have unravelled how chronic stress leads to heart attack and stroke: triggering overproduction of disease-fighting white blood cells which can be harmful in excess.
A super-enriched banana genetically engineered to improve the lives of millions of people in Africa will soon have its first human trial, which will test its effect on vitamin A levels, Australian researchers said Monday.
PESHAWAR: Anti-polio immunization campaign has been started in nine districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on Sunday.
JAKARTA: Mahmud hauls bags full of rubbish to the small, dilapidated clinic next to a busy road on Indonesia’s main island of Java several times a month.
GENEVA: More than 200 people have died from the highly contagious Ebola virus in Guinea, making it one of the worst ever outbreaks of the deadly haemorrhagic fever, the World Health Organization said Wednesday.
MARTIN: A man with a massive 13lbs tumour on his neck is recovering after having the massive growth removed.
RIYADH: Saudi Arabia announced a jump of nearly 50 percent in deaths from a new virus on Tuesday after re-examining old data that also showed the number of infections since 2012 was a fifth higher than previously reported.
LONDON: GlaxoSmithKline Plc GSK.L has agreed a deal worth more than $350 million (209 million pounds) with British biotech company Adaptimmune to develop cancer drugs based on novel cell-based therapies.
ISLAMABAD, May 30 (SANA): Highlighting the alarming number of deaths tobacco use causes every year, health experts demanded the government to raise taxes on tobacco and its products in the upcoming budget 2014.