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Measles outbreak spreads to Oklahoma as US reports 41 new cases

Measles outbreak spreads to Oklahoma as US reports 41 new cases

The worst measles outbreak in the United States in 25 years has spread to Oklahoma, federal health officials said on Monday as they reported 41 new cases nationwide, raising the total number sickened this year ...

Officials warn of lead pollution risks after Notre-Dame blaze

Officials warn of lead pollution risks after Notre-Dame blaze

The fire that ravaged the Notre-Dame cathedral in Paris last month released lead particles that have settled in potentially dangerous amounts in areas surrounding the church, officials said Thursday.

Worldwide, obesity rising faster in rural areas

Worldwide, obesity rising faster in rural areas

Obesity worldwide is increasing more quickly in rural areas than in cities, a study reported Wednesday, challenging a long-held assumption that the global epidemic of excess weight is mainly an urban problem.

Spike in US teen suicides after Netflix '13 Reasons Why' release: study

Spike in US teen suicides after Netflix '13 Reasons Why' release: study

The suicide rate among US teenagers spiked in the months after the release of the controversial Netflix drama ‘13 Reasons Why’, which follows the story of a high school girl who kills herself, a new study has found.

Record 26 Ebola deaths in DRCongo in a single day

Record 26 Ebola deaths in DRCongo in a single day

Twenty-six people died of Ebola in a single day in the Democratic Republic of Congo's North Kivu province, the highest daily toll since its outbreak nearly nine months ago, the health ministry said Tuesday.

Three-person baby born in medical 'revolution'

Three-person baby born in medical 'revolution'

A team of Greek and Spanish doctors announced Thursday the birth of a baby using DNA from three people after a controversial fertility treatment that has provoked intense ethical debate.

Recovering Pele set to return to Brazil on Monday: advisor

Recovering Pele set to return to Brazil on Monday: advisor

Brazilian football legend Pele, who has been in hospital in Paris, will return to Brazil on Monday, his advisor told AFP on Saturday.

In US, first kidney transplant from living donor with HIV

In US, first kidney transplant from living donor with HIV

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.

Health Minister flags off second edition of QMED

Health Minister flags off second edition of QMED

The second edition of Qatar International Medical Devices and Health Exhibition (QMED) was opened on Monday by HE the Minister of Public Health Dr Hanan Mohamed al-Kuwari ...

International Medical and Health Exhibition set to kick off on Monday

International Medical and Health Exhibition set to kick off on Monday

Qatar's International Medical and Health Exhibition (QMED) will kick off on Monday at Qatar National Convention Center (QNCC) with nearly 40 local and international companies participating in it.

WHO says aiming to halt DRC Ebola outbreak within six months

WHO says aiming to halt DRC Ebola outbreak within six months

The deadly Ebola outbreak raging in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo should be over within six months, the head of the World Health Organization said Thursday.

QF signs health and safety agreement with Qatar Shell

QF signs health and safety agreement with Qatar Shell

Qatar Foundation (QF) and Qatar Shell on Sunday signed an agreement to share and promote best practices for workers' welfare, safety and environmental management.