Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

UN says cholera epidemic in Somalia

(AP) -- World Health Organization officials said Friday that famine-hit Somalia faces a cholera epidemic as dirty water and poor sanitation are leading to an increase in outbreaks of the disease.

Health

Healing the world with laughter, physical therapy

If laughter is the best medicine, Mohamed Mohamed provides a double dose. The 24-year-old, who graduates this May from the College of Physicians and Surgeons with a doctorate in physical therapy, has been raising money for ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Diarrhoea outbreak kills seven children in Zimbabwe

At least seven children have died from a suspected diarrhoea outbreak which has affected over 6,000 children in two towns in Zimbabwe over the past week, a state newspaper said Sunday.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

India marks 1 year since last polio case

(AP) -- The top U.S. health official administered polio vaccination drops to children in New Delhi on Friday as India marked one year since its last case of the crippling disease.

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UNICEF warns lack of toilets in Pakistan tied to stunting

More than 40 million people in Pakistan do not have access to a toilet, forcing them to defecate in the open, which in turn is a major contributor to stunting in the country, a top UNICEF official said.

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Tabooing female genital cutting

Female genital cutting (FGC) also known as female genital mutilation (FGM) and female circumcision is widely practised in Africa. FGC, described by UNICEF as “one of the worst violations of the Convention on the Rights ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

India marks milestone in fight against polio

(AP) -- India will celebrate a full year since its last reported case of polio on Friday, a major victory in a global eradication effort that appeared to be stalled just a few years ago.

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