Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Malawi cholera death toll passes 1,000

A cholera outbreak in Malawi has killed more than 1,000 people, the Health Ministry said on Tuesday as the country ran out of vaccines.

Health

Billions still exposed to toxic trans fat: WHO

Five billion people are exposed to higher heart disease risks through trans fat, the World Health Organization said Monday, calling out countries that have failed to act against the toxic substance.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Climate change fuelling cholera surge: WHO

Climate change is fuelling a global cholera upsurge, the WHO said Friday, warning the situation was compounded by vaccine shortages and will only worsen unless it is stamped out soon.

Medical research

Microparticles could help prevent vitamin A deficiency

Vitamin A deficiency is the world's leading cause of blindness, and in severe cases, it can be fatal. About one-third of the global population of preschool-aged children suffer from this vitamin deficiency, which is most ...

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