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France leads the world in mistrust of vaccines

19 Jun 2019

PARIS/LONDON For Marie-Claire Grime, who works in a pharmacy northeast of Paris, questions about vaccines are a daily challenge. They come mainly from parents who say they're worried about "a lot of chemicals" being put into their children, she says. She does her best to allay such fears.

Eroding trust in vaccines leaves populations vulnerable, global study finds

19 Jun 2019

LONDON, June 19 Trust in vaccines - one of the world's most effective and widely-used medical products - is highest in poorer countries but weaker in wealthier ones where skepticism has allowed outbreaks of diseases such as measles to persist, a global study found on Wednesday.

Varying vaccine trust leaves populations vulnerable, global study finds

19 Jun 2019

LONDON, Trust in vaccines - one of the world's most effective and widely-used medical products - is highest in poorer countries but weaker in wealthier ones where scepticism has allowed outbreaks of diseases such as measles to persist, a global study found on Wednesday.

Varying vaccine trust leaves populations vulnerable, global study finds

19 Jun 2019

LONDON, June 19 Trust in vaccines - one of the world's most effective and widely-used medical products - is highest in poorer countries but weaker in wealthier ones where scepticism has allowed outbreaks of diseases such as measles to persist, a global study found on Wednesday.

Ebola's spread shows how science needs societies to succeed

17 Jun 2019

LONDON - The persistence of Congo's Ebola outbreak and its deadly spread to Uganda in recent days show how societal issues are as crucial as scientific advances in controlling disease outbreaks, specialists in global public health say.

New Ebola cases in Uganda raise fears of spread beyond Congo

12 Jun 2019

KAMPALA/LONDON Uganda announced two more cases of Ebola on Wednesday - a grandmother and a three-year-old boy, confirming that a deadly outbreak has spread for the first time beyond the Democratic Republic of Congo. | Video

New Ebola cases in Uganda raise fears of further spread

12 Jun 2019

KAMPALA/LONDON Uganda announced two more cases of Ebola on Wednesday - a grandmother and a 3-year-old boy, confirming that a deadly outbreak has spread for the first time beyond the Democratic Republic of Congo. | Video

Mental illness affects a fifth of people living in war zones

12 Jun 2019

LONDON One in five people in war zones has depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress, bipolar disorder or schizophrenia, the World Health Organization said on Tuesday, with many suffering severe forms of these mental illnesses.

"Incompetent climbers" drive Everest death toll, top mountaineer says

06 Jun 2019

MAIDENHEAD, England Stepping over long-dead bodies of frozen climbers as he sought to reach the summit of Everest was something for which Nick Hollis was mentally prepared. But even this seasoned mountaineer could not have imagined there would be so many fresh ones. | Video

A million people a day get sexual infections, WHO warns

06 Jun 2019

LONDON, More than a million people every day worldwide catch a sexually transmitted infection, with rates of chlamydia, gonorrhoea, trichomoniasis and syphilis the most worrying, the World Health Organization said on Thursday.

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Iran shoots down U.S. military drone in Gulf region

Iran on Thursday shot down a U.S. military drone that it said was flying over one of its southern provinces on the Gulf, increasing fears of military conflict as Washington seeks to isolate Tehran over its nuclear and regional activities.