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Australians protest as bushfire haze sparks health fears

Australians protest as bushfire haze sparks health fears

Thousands of protesters rallied in Sydney on Wednesday demanding urgent climate action from Australia's government, as bushfire smoke choking the city caused health problems to spike.

Death toll from Samoa measles epidemic reaches 25

Death toll from Samoa measles epidemic reaches 25

A measles epidemic in Samoa has now claimed 25 lives, with children bearing the brunt of the deadly outbreak, official data in the Pacific island nation showed Monday.

'Save public hospitals', French health workers urge Macron

'Save public hospitals', French health workers urge Macron

French hospital workers went on strike Thursday over years of cutbacks they say have harmed care in a country with a health system once the envy of the world.

Sidra Medicine helps address the mental health of women, children

Sidra Medicine helps address the mental health of women, children

The Department of Psychiatry at Sidra Medicine, part of Qatar Foundation (QF), offers comprehensive Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS), the hospital has said.

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.