Cancer has surpassed heart disease as the leading cause of death among people aged 35 to 70 in rich countries, according to a study published Tuesday in British medical journal The Lancet.
Uganda on Thursday recorded its second Ebola fatality since the virus spread from neighbouring DR Congo, where officials said a 10-month-old epidemic had now killed more than 1,400 people.
The United States recorded 60 new measles cases last week, taking confirmed cases for the year to 940, the worst outbreak since 1994 and since measles was declared eliminated in 2000 ...
The kidney of a 35-year-old HIV-positive woman has been transplanted into another patient with the AIDS virus, US surgeons announced Thursday, in a major medical breakthrough.
Low levels of public confidence in vaccines in the European Union are pushing immunisation rates down and the number of disease outbreaks up, according to an expert report on Tuesday.
An outbreak of African swine fever in China may spread to other parts of Asia, the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation warned on Tuesday.
Bladder cancer occurs when abnormal cells within the bladder grow in an uncontrolled way.
Officials in the southwestern state of Kerala said that in addition to the latest fatality two patients have tested positive for the virus spread by fruit bats.