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 COVID caused brain damage in 2 infants infected during pregnancy -US study

COVID caused brain damage in 2 infants infected during pregnancy -US...

April 07, 2023 03:20 AM AEST | By Reuters

By Julie Steenhuysen CHICAGO (Reuters) - Researchers at the University of Miami reported on Thursday what they believe are the first two confirmed cas...

 WHO revises COVID-19 vaccine recommendations for Omicron-era

WHO revises COVID-19 vaccine recommendations for Omicron-era

March 29, 2023 01:53 AM AEDT | By Reuters

(Reuters) - The World Health Organization has tailored its COVID-19 vaccination recommendations for a new phase of the pandemic, suggesting that healt...

 US colleges face loss of racial diversity if race-conscious admissions banned -study

US colleges face loss of racial diversity if race-conscious admissio...

March 28, 2023 03:08 PM AEDT | By Reuters

By Gabriella Borter (Reuters) - If the U.S. Supreme Court bans the consideration of race in college admissions, enrollment of minority groups at selec...

 World Bank approves new Costa Rican loan for natural disasters

World Bank approves new Costa Rican loan for natural disasters

March 24, 2023 11:09 AM AEDT | By Reuters

SAN JOSE (Reuters) - The World Bank approved a $160 million loan for Costa Rica on Thursday aimed at strengthening its ability to manage risks linked...

 Malawians fear storm Freddy could make deadliest cholera outbreak worse

Malawians fear storm Freddy could make deadliest cholera outbreak wo...

March 18, 2023 03:54 AM AEDT | By Reuters

By Eldson Chagara BLANTYRE (Reuters) - Despite her fears, Fyness Afiki joined other women drawing dirty water from a well in Malawi's second-biggest c...

 Burundi declares poliovirus outbreak, WHO says

Burundi declares poliovirus outbreak, WHO says

March 17, 2023 09:49 PM AEDT | By Reuters

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) -Health officials in Burundi on Friday declared an outbreak of circulating poliovirus after confirming eight cases, the first s...

 Polish court rules activist guilty of helping terminate pregnancy

Polish court rules activist guilty of helping terminate pregnancy

March 15, 2023 02:59 AM AEDT | By Reuters

WARSAW (Reuters) - A Warsaw court handed a community service sentence to Polish activist Justyna Wydrzynska on Tuesday, saying she was guilty of provi...

 Exodus of healthcare workers from poor countries worsening, WHO says

Exodus of healthcare workers from poor countries worsening, WHO says

March 14, 2023 11:37 PM AEDT | By Reuters

By Emma Farge GENEVA (Reuters) - Poorer countries are increasingly losing healthcare workers to wealthier ones as the latter seek to shore up their ow...

 FDA mandates breast density information with mammography results

FDA mandates breast density information with mammography results

March 10, 2023 03:39 AM AEDT | By Reuters

(Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said on Thursday all mammography facilities in the country will be required to notify patients about...

 Medecins Sans Frontieres shuts Haiti hospital amid gang violence

Medecins Sans Frontieres shuts Haiti hospital amid gang violence

March 09, 2023 08:12 AM AEDT | By Reuters

PORT-AU-PRINCE (Reuters) - Medical charity Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) has temporarily closed its hospital in Cite Soleil, in Haiti's capital, afte...

 Young Afghan women train as midwives for out-of-reach villages

Young Afghan women train as midwives for out-of-reach villages

March 07, 2023 09:41 PM AEDT | By Reuters

By Mohammad Yunus Yawar and Charlotte Greenfield FOLADI VALLEY, Afghanistan (Reuters) - In a small village circled by velvety white snow-topped mounta...

 Europe will lose out on medical innovation if draft EU reforms pass, Novo Nordisk CEO says

Europe will lose out on medical innovation if draft EU reforms pass,...

March 03, 2023 10:00 AM AEDT | By Reuters

By Maggie Fick LONDON (Reuters) - Europe will lose out to countries like the U.S. and Japan on new medical research, trials and treatments unless draf...

 Court revives challenge to New York law protecting workers who get abortions

Court revives challenge to New York law protecting workers who get a...

February 28, 2023 03:53 AM AEDT | By Reuters

By Daniel Wiessner (Reuters) - A U.S. appeals court on Monday revived an anti-abortion crisis pregnancy center's challenge to a New York state law tha...

 Fleeing drought, Somalis face malnutrition and cholera in Kenya

Fleeing drought, Somalis face malnutrition and cholera in Kenya

February 27, 2023 02:11 PM AEDT | By Reuters

By Ayenat Mersie DADAAB, Kenya (Reuters) - When her three-month-old baby fell sick from malnutrition, Dool Abdirahman Ismael left her village in Somal...

 Viruses in Cambodian bird flu cases identified as endemic clade

Viruses in Cambodian bird flu cases identified as endemic clade

February 27, 2023 02:52 AM AEDT | By Reuters

(Reuters) - The viruses that infected two people in Cambodia with H5N1 avian influenza have been identified as an endemic clade of bird flu circulatin...

 U.N. to expand quake aid into NW Syria, but further scale-up needed -official

U.N. to expand quake aid into NW Syria, but further scale-up needed...

February 24, 2023 02:01 AM AEDT | By Reuters

By Suleiman Al-Khalidi AMMAN (Reuters) - The United Nations will scale up aid deliveries to Syria's rebel-held northwest in coming days to help millio...

 Thailand heads into polls with burning cannabis issue in limbo

Thailand heads into polls with burning cannabis issue in limbo

February 23, 2023 10:19 PM AEDT | By Reuters

By Panarat Thepgumpanat and Panu Wongcha-um BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand is heading into election season with its key cannabis legislation in limbo, g...

 Bird flu kills sea lions and thousands of pelicans in Peru's protected areas

Bird flu kills sea lions and thousands of pelicans in Peru's protect...

February 22, 2023 06:21 AM AEDT | By Reuters

(Reuters) - Bird flu has killed tens of thousands of birds, mostly pelicans, and at least 716 sea lions in protected areas across Peru, the authoritie...

 Quake deals new blow to Syrian medics after years of war

Quake deals new blow to Syrian medics after years of war

February 22, 2023 02:00 AM AEDT | By Reuters

By Khalil Ashawi AL-DANA, Syria (Reuters) - As a nurse working near the frontlines of the Syrian war, Ibrahim Zeidan endured many desperate moments in...

 Develop vaccines for all animal influenza strain, says incoming WHO chief scientist

Develop vaccines for all animal influenza strain, says incoming WHO...

February 21, 2023 07:05 PM AEDT | By Reuters

By Natalie Grover LONDON (Reuters) - Governments should invest in vaccines for all strains of influenza virus that exist in the animal kingdom as an i...

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