Sunday, 25 June 2017


05/24/2017 - 01:18

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus from Ethiopia will be the next director general of the World Health Organization (WHO).

He will be the first African to head up the UN agency, after winning the most votes from 186 member states.

He replaces Margaret Chan, who will step down from her 10-year post at the end of June.

05/24/2017 - 01:16

New rules have come into force which mean cigarettes and tobacco must be sold in plain green packets and carry graphic health warnings.

The rules, which also end the sale of packets of 10, are designed to deter young people from taking up the habit.

05/17/2017 - 19:26

Nurses who have dementia should be supported to continue their work for as long as they are able, a nursing union has agreed. The decision was taken in a vote at the Royal College of Nursing's annual Congress in Liverpool.

05/14/2017 - 23:34

A state of emergency has been declared in the Yemeni capital, Sanaa, after an outbreak of cholera killed scores of people.

Hospitals in the city, which is controlled by Houthi rebels, are crowded with cholera patients.

05/14/2017 - 23:32

The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared an Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo.  At least one person has died after contracting the virus in the country's north-east, the WHO says.

05/14/2017 - 23:29

UK scientists have released the first batch of "groundbreaking" medical scans that reveal step-by-step how the human brain develops in babies.

Researchers around the world can use the data to understand what healthy growth looks like, say the Developing Human Connectome Project experts.

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