DISEASES

DISEASES

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  1. Sub-Saharan Africa bears by far the greatest malaria burden with some 90 percent of deaths

    World Health Organization urges investment drive as malaria fight stalls

    The global fight against malaria has stalled and requires massive investment as well as political leadership, the UN health agency warned in a ...
  2. FILE PHOTO: A young woman reacts as a health worker injects her with the Ebola vaccine, in Goma

    First two Ebola cases confirmed in Congo's South Kivu: Officials

  3. FILE PHOTO: A health worker wearing Ebola protection gear, walks before entering the Biosecure Emer

    Backstory: 'This is my people who are dying' - covering Congo's Ebola outbreak

    The Ebola clinic stands in a hospital compound in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, a day's drive from the regional capital Goma but close to ...
  4. An illustration provides a 3D graphical representation of a spherical-shaped, measles virus particl

    US measles cases at highest since elimination in 2000

    The United States has recorded 695 measles cases from 22 states as of April 24, the largest number of cases reported in the country since measles ...
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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 ...