health

Bees, not snakes or spiders, cause most deaths in Australia

Bees and other insects are the biggest public health threat in Australia when it comes to deadly bites and stings, according to new research.

Plague kills at least 27 in Madagascar

At least 27 people in southern Madagascar have died from the plague, health authorities on the island said Monday.

US congress takes first step in Obamacare repeal

The US Congress moved forward with the first step in Republican efforts to repeal President Barack Obama's signature health insurance reforms, advancing a budget measure that would initiate a...

Philippines' Duterte orders free contraceptives for 6 million women

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered government agencies to provide free contraceptives and other reproductive health services to 6 million women, despite a temporary ban by the...

Faculty of Electrical Engineering wins bicycle-friendly certificate

The Croatian Trade Union of Cyclists on Thursday bestowed upon the Zagreb-based Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing (FER) a certificate showing that this tertiary education institution...

Sydney issues air pollution alert as temperatures soar

An air pollution alert has been issued for Sydney as much of city and surrounding areas brace for sweltering summer heat, according to health officials. 

Northern China drops pollution warnings as smog moves south

People in northern China were Monday enjoying a rare respite from choking air pollution as the smog which choked the area for weeks moved to the country's south.

71% of Croatians visited their GP in one year

The results of a European Health Survey for 2014-2015, which examines the health of citizens, indicate that in the past 12 months 71% of Croatian citizens visited their general practitioner, 46.9...

Flu kills two in Croatia

Two Croatians who contracted the influenza died of that infectious disease in the last week of 2016, and Croatia is being hit by a large-scale outbreak with several thousand suffering from the flu...

South Korea lifts tariffs on egg imports amid bird-flu crisis

South Korea's cabinet on Tuesday decided to lift tariffs on egg imports amid a shortage caused by the worst bird-flu crisis in the country's history, Yonhap news agency reported, citing officials...

Bird flu detected among poultry in northeast Croatia, no risk for human health

Avian influenza has been diagnosed among domestic poultry in the village of Kriznica on the bank of the Drava River, which is the first case of bird flu among domestic poultry in Croatia,...

Hospital may have given women wrong sperm during fertility treatment

Twenty-six women may have been given the wrong sperm during fertility treatment, the University Hospital in the Dutch city of Utrecht said on Wednesday.

107,000 chickens to be culled in Japan after bird flu discovery

Japanese authorities said Tuesday they had ordered the culling of 110,000 chickens at a poultry farm on the southern island of Kyushu after a highly pathogenic strain of H5 avian influenza was...

Bird flu in South Korea: 26 million chickens already culled

Some 26 million chickens have had to be killed in South Korea, officials said, to help combat the country's most serious ever bird flu epidemic.

Over 70 confirmed dead after drinking bath essence in Russia

Seventy-two people in the past week have died from drinking alcohol-based bath essence in the Siberian region of Irkutsk, local authorities said Thursday in the latest update to a rising death...