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An Egyptian woman died Friday of bird flu, the health ministry announced, the third victim killed in the country this year by the H5N1 infection.
Governments in 12 European countries are to implement the recommendations of research into why more patients are not receiving essential painkillers.
The arrival in Europe of better but pricier hepatitis C drugs has raised pressure on Spanish leaders over health spending cuts which sufferers say deprive them of life-saving treatments.
A cholera outbreak in southern Nigeria's Rivers State has killed 20 people and infected scores more, the state health commissioner, Sampson Parker, said Wednesday.
A Melbourne study has found that incidental physical activity from active transport, such as walking to catch the train to work or cycling to the shops, can save lives and money.
More than half of the British public are unaware of the link between alcohol consumption and cancer, according to a survey from the Alcohol Health Alliance UK (AHA).
Egyptian health authorities on Monday reported the country's 10th death this year from bird flu, as well as the first case of H5N1 infection in the capital.
Four people have died of bird flu in Libya in recent days, the health minister of the country's internationally recognised government said on Saturday.
Book sharing could transform the lives of children living in the poorest parts of the world, the findings of a new University of Reading study suggest.
In 1954, the first director-general of the World Health Organisation, Dr Brock Chisholm, famously stated: "Without mental health there can be no true physical health."
Health authorities in Egypt on Thursday reported the country's eighth death this year from bird flu.
The Red Cross on Thursday urged vigilance against a possible spread of the Ebola virus as holiday travel picks up for the Christmas season in west Africa.
King Abdullah named a new health minister Monday to lead the fight against the MERS virus that has cost more than 350 lives in Saudi Arabia, after his predecessor was sacked.