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  1. A child reacts during a Philippine Read Cross Measles Outbreak Vaccination Response in Manila on

    Commentary: This hesitation with vaccination is creating a global threat

    Serious outbreaks of measles and other preventable contagious diseases have emerged in many countries, Yale University's Madhurima Shukla points out.
  2. Irritated skin

    Commentary: Low self-esteem, depression and frequent flare-ups plague growing numbers of eczema sufferers

    As a society, we must overcome the shameful stigma that those who suffer from eczema bear, says dermatologist Dr Joyce Lim.
  3. FILE PHOTO: A mother of a child, suspected of dying from Ebola, cries near her child's coffin

    Ebola spreads to high-risk area of Congo: WHO

    Democratic Republic of Congo's Ebola outbreak has spread southwards into an area with high security risks, the World Health Organization said.
  4. Standing desk

    Commentary: Sitting too long can increase your risk of death

    The greatest risk was found in those who spent more than 12.5 hours a day being sedentary, one sports expert says.
  5. Syringe

    How Facebook could stop a disease outbreak

    A study, which tracked the digital and physical contacts of more than 500 university students, concluded that people who are central in their ...
  6. 3 generation playground

    Commentary: Exposing your children to dirt boosts their immune system

    Parents want clean, sterilised environments for their children. But children need exposure to dirt to develop healthy immune systems, argue two ...
  7. antibiotics

    Finish your antibiotics course? Maybe not, experts say

    British disease experts on Thursday suggested doing away with the "incorrect" advice to always finish a course of antibiotics, saying the approach ...
  8. Edouard Philippe Jul5

    France unveils debt-cutting, pro-business reform plan

  9. file: research lab working on virus

    The soil-borne disease that's hard to detect: Meliodosis cases edge higher

    Melioidosis, a soil-borne disease caused by the bacteria called burkholderia pseudomallei, can enter the human body through an open wound or can ...
  10. Naps

    Can long naps cause diabetes?

    People who slept more than an hour each day were 45 per cent more likely to develop type 2 diabetes, the study found.