Doctors are not sure what the cause of the deaths is but one theory is that the culprit is a toxin found in lychees eaten by children of poor families.
A third of French citizens think immunisation is unsafe, according to figures. Globally, 79 percent of people agreed that vaccines are safe and 84 percent said they were effective.
The level of antibiotic waste exceeds safety thresholds by up to 300 times in rivers around the world, according to a new study.
Anaesthetist Frederic Pechier has now been charged with poisoning 17 people after an initial investigation was looking into seven other cases.
After more than three decades in development and almost $1 billion in investment to prevent malaria, which kills hundreds of thousands, the most advanced vaccine yet has been rolled out in Malawi's capital Lilongwe.
A total of 555 cases of measles have been recorded in the United States since January 1 with an Orthodox Jewish community in New York City being hardest hit who were infected by visitors from Israel, where a measles outbreak began a year ago.
The World Health Organization (WHO) has reported that global measles cases have nearly quadrupled in the first quarter of 2019 to 112,163 cases compared to the same period last year.
A groundbreaking study finds diabetes drug Invokana and other similar drugs can lower risk of heart disease, and can possibly prevent, slow kidney disease.
Parkinson's UK releases report to coincide with World Parkinson's Day today. Their study shows many people encounter prejudice resulting from mostly ignorance about the disease.
Climate change could help cholera make a comeback unless a concerted effort is made to spread awareness.
Healers of Mexico's indigenous communities want to preserve traditional knowledge and skills on medicinal plants.
Cholera is a major concern for hundreds of thousands of Cyclone Idai survivors who are now living in squalid conditions.
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