Health

Turkey leads Europe in antibiotics consumption

Turkey leads Europe in antibiotics consumption

Turkey ranks first among 40 European countries who consume the most antibiotics, the countrys Health Ministry has said

EU discusses action against Netherlands bird flu

EU discusses action against Netherlands bird flu

The European Commission has said it is discussing "urgent protective measures" against a strain of ''highly contagious'' bird flu discovered at a poultry farm in the Netherlands

Drowning is one of the biggest child killer: WHO

Drowning is one of the biggest child killer: WHO

Drowning is among the ten leading causes of child and youth deaths and claims the lives of 372,000 people each year across the world, said the World Health Organization's (WHO) first global report on drowning released on Monday

G20 leaders vow to support battle against Ebola

G20 leaders vow to support battle against Ebola

World leaders at Saturday's G20 Summit in Australia have expressed their determination to do whatever it takes to assist West Africa in its present battle with the deadly Ebola virus

Syria, Iraq wars stalling measles progress: WHO

Syria, Iraq wars stalling measles progress: WHO

An increase in the number of deaths from the highly contagious disease is due to a lack of funding and the conflict in Syria and Iraq, says WHO expert

Ebola fears leave nerves on edge in Southeast Asia

Ebola fears leave nerves on edge in Southeast Asia

More than 100 Philippine peacekeepers arrived home from Ebola-ravaged Liberia on Wednesday to spend 21 days in quarantine - a sign of the regions nervousness over the deadly virus

Rusty instruments used at India sterilisation camp where 13 died

Rusty instruments used at India sterilisation camp where 13 died

The number of women who died after operations performed by a doctor accused of using rusty equipment at a mass sterilisation "camp" in India rose to 13 on Wednesday, highlighting the dangers of the world's largest surgical contraception programme

Put on some iron in your meals!

Put on some iron in your meals!

Red meat, poultry, fish and seafood contain both haem and non-haem iron, while dried fruits, molasses, whole grains, green leafy vegetables, nuts and seeds contain only non-haem iron

You might be allergic to penicillin; then again, you might not

You might be allergic to penicillin; then again, you might not

Many people have been told, incorrectly, that they're allergic to penicillin, but have not had allergy testing. These people are often given alternative antibiotics prior to surgery to ward off infection

EU commits $350 mln for research on Ebola vaccines, tests

EU commits $350 mln for research on Ebola vaccines, tests

The Europe Union and drugmakers pledged on Thursday to invest 280 million euros ($350 million) in Ebola research, with the lion's share going to the testing and manufacture of potential vaccines