Mexico's overweight population inches up

Nearly three-quarters of Mexican adults are overweight or obese and their numbers have slightly increased in the past four years despite government programs to fight the epidemic, a government survey showed Thursday.


For one Egyptian with HIV, the stigma is too much to bear

In his bedroom, there's a drawer full of his medications—along with CDs of a popular Egyptian Muslim preacher. On the walls of the home are two paintings by his father. They've had a strained relationship. He opens an album ...

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Rift Valley Fever epidemic kills at least 32 in Niger

At least 32 people have died since late August in an epidemic of Rift Valley fever in the western Niger region of Tahoua, the country's health ministry said Thursday.

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Outbreak of deadly monkeypox in Central Africa Republic

At least 10 people have died in an outbreak of monkeypox in western Central African Republic, a country already hit by cholera, the health ministry announced Wednesday.

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Singapore expects Zika to spread as cases surpass 250

The number of cases of the mosquito-borne Zika virus in Singapore reached 258 Monday, with health authorities warning it is no longer contained in one part of the city-state and likely to spread further.

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Singapore reports 41 locally transmitted Zika cases

Singapore on Sunday confirmed 41 locally transmitted cases of the Zika virus, which can cause deformities in unborn babies, and said more infections are likely.

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Greece: Blood donations curbed after malaria cases reported

Greece's health ministry says blood donations have been suspended at hospitals in several parts of the country following a spike in cases of malaria, linked to a high number of migrants traveling through the country.

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