April 29, 2010 Although Canada came out recently against abortion funding for developing countries, a government official suggests the door is open for other developed nations to follow their own course on aid for maternal and child health, including supporting ...
An outbreak of polio in Tajikistan has public health workers scrambling.
April 26, 2010 The World Health Organization says Tajikistan, a Central Asian nation which shares its southern border with Afghanistan, recently reported 120 cases of acute flaccid paralysis, probably caused by polio.
Smoke and steam rises from the volcano under the Eyjafjallajokull glacier in Iceland.
April 15, 2010 Ash from the volcanic eruption in Iceland appears to present minimal risk for people. Officials in Iceland told farmers there to keep their livestock indoors.
April 14, 2010 Researchers found that a dozen tourists picked up schistosomiasis while kayaking the Upper Nile in Uganda. Staying in white water is no guarantee you won't be infected by the parasite.
March 10, 2010 Before Limbaugh books a trip down south, he might take a closer look at the health system in the Central American country. Government funding dominates it.
November 4, 2009 If you're interested in bluetongue disease, chikungunya fever or swine flu, check out ProMED.
August 5, 2009 Experts differ on whether dirty money leads to dirty kidneys in any financial exchange over transplanted organs.
June 11, 2009 WHO's likely declaration of a swine flu pandemic today feels a bit anticlimactic, since we've been warned for weeks.
May 29, 2009 Wheelchair tai chi helps disabled Americans, both the jocks and the non-jocks.
May 22, 2009 WHO will not declare that swine flu, or H1N1, has reached pandemic proportions. But it's leaving open the question for now of whether it will change its own definition of exactly what would trigger a pandemic.
May 21, 2009 Many countries are questioning why the WHO has not moved the new swine flu pandemic threat level from an imminent pandemic to an actual one.
May 18, 2009 When Egypt slaughtered its pig population to protect the country against swine flu a few weeks ago, many scientists dismissed it as an overreaction. There is no evidence eat
May 6, 2009 Why do outbreaks caused by flu and other viruses often seem worse initially than they turn out to be?
May 6, 2009 Not to pick on Egypt but that nation continues to exhibit among the most extreme reactions to swine flu to be seen internationally.
May 5, 2009 This Russia Today report on the swine flu is a weird mash-up of several flu-related stories ranging from the humorous to the super serious. It all makes sense when you take into account that the Russian news
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