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Philippines begins mass vaccinations after polio returns

Philippines begins mass vaccinations after polio returns

Parents lined up from sunrise holding sleeping infants as the Philippines launched a campaign on Monday to vaccinate millions of children against polio, which has re-emerged nearly two decades ...

Death toll from vaping-linked illness now at 19 in US

Death toll from vaping-linked illness now at 19 in US

The death toll in the United States from illnesses linked to e-cigarette use has risen to at least 19, health authorities say, as more than 1,000 others have suffered lung injuries probably linked to vaping.

More than 53,000 benefit from QRCS' health education activities

More than 53,000 benefit from QRCS' health education activities

Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) has concluded its World First Aid Day 2019 celebrations by holding, over a week, a series of health education activities for the benefit of more than 53,000 people.

US health officials to testify to Congress amid 9 vaping deaths

US health officials to testify to Congress amid 9 vaping deaths

The US House of Representatives begins public hearings this week about a mystery vaping-related lung disease that has sickened hundreds of people across the United States and killed nine.

DR Congo ex-health minister arrested for 'embezzling Ebola funds': police

DR Congo ex-health minister arrested for 'embezzling Ebola funds': police

Former DR Congo health minister Oly Ilunga has been arrested over allegations he embezzled public funds to tackle the Ebola epidemic, police said on Saturday.

Malaria can be eradicated by 2050, say global experts

Malaria can be eradicated by 2050, say global experts

In a major report on Sunday, 41 specialists said a future free of malaria - one of the world's oldest and deadliest diseases - can be achieved as early as 2050.

Qatar, WHO, Silatech join hands for UN action plan on health

Qatar, WHO, Silatech join hands for UN action plan on health

Qatar, the World Health Organisation (WHO) and Silatech have partnered to hold a high-level joint event at the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York on September 21 ...

Ukraine anti-vaccine protesters insist on rights despite measles outbreak

Ukraine anti-vaccine protesters insist on rights despite measles outbreak

Some 200 anti-vaccine protesters rallied in Kiev Thursday after authorities threatened to ban unvaccinated children from schools in Ukraine, which is hit by a deadly measles outbreak.

Amir reassured on Kuwaiti leader's health

Amir reassured on Kuwaiti leader's health

His Highness the Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani held on Tuesday a phone conversation with the Amir of Kuwait Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Jaber al-Sabah ...

Health, safety on top of Nakilat growth agenda: CEO

Health, safety on top of Nakilat growth agenda: CEO

To cater to growing industry needs, Nakilat is being responsible in various aspects of its operations as part of its long-term growth and development strategies, according to the 'Qatar 2019' report ...

US FDA proposes new health warnings on cigarette packs, advertisements

US FDA proposes new health warnings on cigarette packs, advertisements

The US Food and Drug Administration on Thursday proposed new health warnings for cigarette packages and advertisements, as small size and lack of an image in current warnings make them virtually invisible.

Notre-Dame cathedral 'still at risk of collapse' after fire

Notre-Dame cathedral 'still at risk of collapse' after fire

Notre-Dame cathedral in Paris is still at risk of collapse after being gutted by a fire in April, with more stonework falling during the recent heatwave in the French capital, the government said on Wednesday.