World Health Organization

Study: 1 in 4 men in parts of Asia have raped

LONDON (AP) — About 1 in 10 men in some parts of Asia admitted raping a woman who was not their partner, according to the first large studies of rape and sexual violence. When their […]

09/10/2013

An embryologist works on embryo at the Create Health fertility clinic in south London. (AP Photo/Sang Tan)

Test-tube babies: A simpler, cheaper technique?

LONDON (AP) — Since the first test-tube baby was born more than three decades ago, in vitro fertilization has evolved into a highly sophisticated lab procedure. Now, scientists are going back to basics and testing […]

08/22/2013

Somali vaccination workers give an anti polio drop to a child, in Mogadishu, Somalia.  (AP Photo/Farah Abdi Warsameh)

Somalia polio outbreak spreads; 105 recorded cases

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Somalia is suffering an “explosive” outbreak of polio and now has more cases than the rest of the world combined, an official said Friday. Vaccine-wielding health workers face a daunting challenge: […]

08/16/2013

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Golden years shorter, sicker in Southern states

ATLANTA (AP) — If you’re 65 and living in Hawaii, here’s some good news: Odds are you’ll live another 21 years. And for all but five of those years, you’ll likely be in pretty good […]

07/18/2013

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Third of women suffer domestic violence

LONDON (AP) — About a third of women worldwide have been physically or sexually assaulted by a former or current partner, according to the first major review of violence against women. In a series of […]

06/20/2013

Middle East respiratory syndrome (aka MERS) coronavirus, electron microscope image distributed by the British Health Protection Agency. (AP Photo)

New MERS virus spreads easily, deadlier than SARS

LONDON (AP) — A mysterious new respiratory virus that originated in the Middle East spreads easily between people and appears more deadly than SARS, doctors reported Wednesday after investigating the biggest outbreak in Saudi Arabia. […]

06/19/2013

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Bird flu 101: How bad is the new H7N9 strain?

(AP) – A bird flu virus never before found in humans has grabbed world attention this week after it infected and killed people in China. Scientists have been scrambling to learn whether it could potentially spark a global pandemic.

04/04/2013

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Report: Tracking system needed to fight fake drugs

WASHINGTON (AP) — Fighting the problem of fake drugs will require creating a national drug-tracking system, the Institute of Medicine said Wednesday.

02/13/2013

Models walk runway

Israeli law aims to make ultrathin models obsolete

JERUSALEM (AP) — A new Israeli law prohibits the employment of underweight fashion models and sets weight minimums with the aim of discouraging anorexia and bulimia, eating disorders that affect mostly young women.

01/09/2013

British medical journal slams Roche on Tamiflu

LONDON (AP) — A leading British medical journal is asking the drug maker Roche to release all its data on Tamiflu, claiming there is no evidence the drug can actually stop the flu. The drug […]

11/13/2012

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