Medications

FDA warns of injury, death with herbal supplement kratom

Federal health authorities are warning about reports of injury, addiction and death with a herbal supplement that has been promoted as an alternative to opioid painkillers and other prescription drugs

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Tanzanian cholera outbreak kills 18: ministry

An outbreak of cholera in Tanzania has left 18 dead in two months, the health ministry said Saturday, warning the situation could worsen as the rainy season continues.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Deadly plague slowing down in Madagascar: authorities

A plague outbreak that has claimed 128 lives in Madagascar has slowed down, health authorities on the island nation said Tuesday, citing a decline in the numbers of the infected and dying.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Greece makes measles vaccination appeal amid European spike

Health authorities in Greece have issued a public appeal to participate in vaccination and booster shot programs following a spike in measles cases in the country amid an outbreak in Europe.

Health

Pharmacies could do more to help improve everyone's health

Most people aren't aware that high street pharmacies offer much more than dispensing and selling medicines. Many also provide a wide range of services designed to improve public health, like supporting people to stop smoking, ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Measles outbreak kills 30 in Romania

A measles outbreak affecting several European countries has killed 30 people in Romania, most of them children, health authorities in Bucharest said on Friday.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Yemen cholera death toll mounts to 209: UNICEF

A cholera outbreak in Yemen has killed 209 people in recent weeks with 17,200 suspected cases across the war-torn country, the United Nations children's agency said Wednesday.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

More die as mysterious illness spreads to Liberia capital

More people have died following the outbreak of a mysterious illness that began in southeastern Liberia but has spread to the capital, with 12 unexplained deaths so far, health authorities told AFP Tuesday.

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