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MANILA (Reuters) - The Philippines is preparing to vaccinate millions of children against polio to halt an outbreak of a disease it believed to have been eradicated two decades ago, a top official said on Friday.
GEORGE TOWN: The little round scar on your left upper arm – your BCG (Bacillus Calmette-Guerin) vaccination – will not stop you from being infected with tuberculosis (TB) as an adult.
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - United Nations aid chief Mark Lowcock said Saudi Arabia plans to pay $500 million (402.4 million pounds) next week of a pledge it made in February to help fund a humanitarian response in Yemen, which the world body has described as the world's worst aid crisis.
KABUL (Reuters) - The Taliban on Sunday revoked their ban on the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in Afghanistan and gave a guarantee of security for its staff doing humanitarian work in areas under their control.
KUANTAN: Early findings on the effects of haze on health has shown an increase of 30% to 40% in certain illnesses.
VACCINATION is a method whereby killed or weakened antigens are administered to our body to create active immunity against specific pathogens (virus or bacteria).
The World Health Organisation said on Sept 5 it welcomed a commitment by Facebook that it would direct users seeking vaccine information on its Instagram, Facebook Search, Groups and other forums towards facts, not misinformation.
LONDON (Reuters) - The World Health Organization said on Thursday it welcomed a commitment by Facebook that it would direct users seeking vaccine information on its Instagram, Facebook Search, Groups and other forums towards facts, not misinformation.
KAMPALA (Reuters) - Uganda reported another case of Ebola on Thursday, a nine-year-old girl who had crossed the border from neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo, where the haemorrhagic disease has killed at least 1,800 in a year-long outbreak.
Manila: Indoor courts are central to life in tens of thousands of towns and cities across basketball-mad Philippines, hosting everything from funerals and beauty pageants to “circumcision season”.