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New Ebola cases in Uganda raise fears of spread beyond Congo

Jun 12 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

Jun 12 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

Jun 11 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

Jun 06 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

Jun 06 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.

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

Jun 06 2019

MAIDENHEAD, England, June 6 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.

Rogue Chinese scientist made 'foolish' choice in gene-edited babies

Jun 03 2019

LONDON A rogue Chinese scientist who caused outrage last year when he said he had created the world's first "gene-edited" babies in an attempt to protect them from HIV may also have put them at risk with a "foolish" choice of gene, experts said on Monday.

Scientists edit chicken genes to make them resistant to bird flu

Jun 03 2019

LONDON, June 3 Scientists in Britain have used gene-editing techniques to stop bird flu spreading in chicken cells grown in a lab - a key step towards making genetically-altered chickens that could halt a human flu pandemic.

Scientists zoom in on bug behind Strep throat and scarlet fever

May 27 2019

LONDON, Scientists studying a bacterium that causes scarlet fever, severe sore throat and a form of heart disease say they are closer to developing a vaccine that could one day prevent hundred of thousands of infections a year.

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'Sea of black' Hong Kong protesters demand leader step down

Hundreds of thousands of people clogged the streets in central Hong Kong on Sunday dressed in black to demand the city's leader step down, a day after she suspended an extradition bill in a dramatic retreat following the most violent protests in decades.