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Drones to deliver vaccines, blood and drugs across Ghana

11:59am BST

LONDON Hundreds of drones will begin delivering life-saving vaccines, blood and medicines to patients in Ghana this week in the largest scheme of its kind, the global vaccine alliance GAVI said on Wednesday. | Video

Millions of children miss measles shots, creating outbreaks - UNICEF

1:05am BST

LONDON More than 20 million children a year missed out on measles vaccines across the world in the past eight years, laying a path of exposure to a virus that is now causing disease outbreaks globally, a United Nations report said on Thursday.

Online activists are silencing us, scientists say

18 Apr 2019

LONDON The emails, tweets and blog posts in the "abuse" folder that Michael Sharpe keeps on his computer continue to pile up. Eight years after he published results of a clinical trial that found some patients with chronic fatigue syndrome can get a little better with the right talking and exercise therapies, the Oxford University professor is subjected to almost daily, often anonymous, intimidation.

UPDATE 1-Online activists are silencing us, scientists say

18 Apr 2019

LONDON, March 13 The emails, tweets and blog posts in the "abuse" folder that Michael Sharpe keeps on his computer continue to pile up. Eight years after he published results of a clinical trial that found some patients with chronic fatigue syndrome can get a little better with the right talking and exercise therapies, the Oxford University professor is subjected to almost daily, often anonymous, intimidation.

Ebola spread concentrated in Congo, not a wider emergency: WHO

12 Apr 2019

GENEVA/LONDON An outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) that has killed more than 700 people and is continuing to spread does not constitute an international emergency, the World Health Organization said on Friday.

Health experts discuss rise in Ebola, to decide if emergency - WHO

12 Apr 2019

GENEVA/LONDON Disease experts were evaluating on Friday whether an outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) that has killed more than 700 people and is continuing to spread now constitutes an international emergency, the World Health Organization said.

Century-old bacteria from sick soldier offer clues to cholera epidemics

10 Apr 2019

Scientists have mapped the genome of a strain of cholera extracted a century ago from a sick British soldier during World War One and found clues to how some cholera bacteria strains cause epidemics today.

Major study debunks myth that moderate drinking can be healthy

05 Apr 2019

LONDON Blood pressure and stroke risk rise steadily the more alcohol people drink, and previous claims that one or two drinks a day might protect against stroke are not true, according to the results of a major genetic study. | Video

One in five deaths worldwide linked to unhealthy diet

04 Apr 2019

LONDON Eleven million deaths worldwide in 2017 were linked to people eating poor diets high in sugar, salt and processed meat that contributed to heart disease, cancer and diabetes, a global study found.

One in five deaths worldwide linked to unhealthy diet

03 Apr 2019

LONDON Eleven million deaths worldwide in 2017 were linked to people eating poor diets high in sugar, salt and processed meat that contributed to heart disease, cancer and diabetes, a global study found.

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