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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.

Attack on DR Congo Ebola centre leaves one dead

Attack on DR Congo Ebola centre leaves one dead

Armed men attacked an Ebola treatment centre in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo again on Saturday, killing a policeman and wounding a health worker, the authorities said.

AIDS cure: London man becomes second to be 'cured' of HIV

AIDS cure: London man becomes second to be 'cured' of HIV

A second person is in sustained remission from HIV-1, the virus that causes AIDS, after ceasing treatment and is likely cured, researchers were set to announce at a medical conference Tuesday.

SC, WCM-Q embrace technology to boost workers’ health

SC, WCM-Q embrace technology to boost workers’ health

State-of-the-art health monitoring technologies will be deployed to track and support the well being of workers on Qatar 2022 construction projects in the next phase of a programme ...

Japan trial to treat spinal cord injuries with stem cells

Japan trial to treat spinal cord injuries with stem cells

A team of Japanese researchers will carry out an unprecedented trial using a kind of stem cell to try to treat debilitating spinal cord injuries, the specialists said on Monday.

WHO warns of 'backsliding' in measles fight as cases soar

WHO warns of 'backsliding' in measles fight as cases soar

The World Health Organization warned Thursday that efforts to halt the spread of measles were ‘backsliding’, with case numbers worldwide surging around 50 percent last year.

Poverty not an obstacle to excellent healthcare in Africa: Gates

Poverty not an obstacle to excellent healthcare in Africa: Gates

Billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates said Sunday that excellent basic healthcare that would prevent easily treatable but deadly conditions was achievable even in Africa's poorest nations.

Police bust Australia-China baby formula crime ring

Police bust Australia-China baby formula crime ring

Six people have been charged after Australian authorities uncovered a multi-million-dollar crime syndicate stealing baby formula and vitamins from major retailers across Sydney for shipment to China ...

Ministry warns public to avoid exposure to dust

Ministry warns public to avoid exposure to dust

The Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) on Thursday called on citizens and residents, especially asthma patients, people suffering from chest diseases and the elderly, to avoid direct exposure to dust ...

More Filipinos worried about Philippine leader's health

More Filipinos worried about Philippine leader's health

More Filipinos are worried about the health of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, according to a nationwide survey taken two months after he faced a cancer scare.

WHO confirms case of yellow fever in Netherlands, says risk low

WHO confirms case of yellow fever in Netherlands, says risk low

A case of yellow fever, an acute and contagious mosquito-borne viral disease, has been reported in a man in the Netherlands who recently travelled to Gambia and Senegal, the World Health Organization said on Tuesday.