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World 04 Jun 2014 | 4:25 AM

Saudi MERS data review shows big jump in number of deaths

RIYADH (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia announced a jump of nearly 50 percent in deaths from a new virus on Tuesday after re-examining old data that also showed the number of infections since 2012 was a fifth higher than previously reported.

World 24 Mar 2014 | 11:10 PM

Guinea Ebola outbreak believed to be deadly Zaire strain

DAKAR, March 24 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Scientists tackling an outbreak of Ebola in Guinea believe they have identified the virus as the Zaire strain, the most lethal of all that "raises the already high level of concern", according to France's Institut Pasteur.

World 23 Oct 2013 | 4:40 PM

New China H7N9 strain gives kick to mutant bird flu research

ROTTERDAM, Netherlands (Reuters) - Dutch scientists hidden away in a top-security laboratory are seeking to create mutant flu viruses, dangerous work designed to prepare the world for a lethal pandemic by beating nature to it.

Nation 04 Oct 2012 | 12:00 AM

Latest malaria drug may be available in government hospitals in January

KUALA LUMPUR: The latest malaria combination drug treatment approved by the World Health Organisation will enable patients to reduce the treatment period to three days from the present 14 days.

Education 02 Oct 2011 | 12:00 AM

Unexpected setbacks for institutions

DESPITE the tendency to focus on the positives, accidental developments may cut both ways and various incidents have jeopardised Malaysia#8217;s higher education aspirations.

Health 17 Jul 2011 | 12:00 AM

A jab for health

Protect your child from the deadly diseases associated with pneumococcus.

Health 11 Oct 2009 | 12:00 AM

Health and healthcare risks

The public, patients and doctors need to have better understanding of risk and uncertainty in health and healthcare. This includes the nature of the risks, in general, and the statistical probability of specific side-effects in an individual's thera

World 09 Oct 2009 | 12:00 AM

Swine flu sent more Australia, NZ patients to ICU

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Swine flu sent 722 people into intensive care units during the winter months in Australia and New Zealand, far more than during a normal flu season, and many of them were infants, pregnant or obese, a study published on Friday found.

Health 04 Oct 2009 | 12:00 AM

Be a healthy globetrotter

When travelling, we often forget that the ticket to a good holiday or a successful working trip is good health.

Health 30 Aug 2009 | 12:00 AM

H1N1 – We should all be involved

The unpredictability of the H1N1 virus makes it imperative that all individuals play their part to control the transmission of the disease.