Swine fever: Scientists warn quarter of world’s pigs could die
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Meet the NGO in Ghana assisting people with mental health issues take care of their daily needs. In addition to help with treatment plans, the patients are given work opportunities in farming to support their expenses.
The coronavirus pandemic is over as a global health emergency, the World Health Organization said — while stressing that the virus "is here to stay."
The World Health Organization has declared that mpox no longer constitutes a global health emergency. More than 87,000 cases were recorded in the past year, resulting in 140 deaths.
A week after torrential rains triggered deadly floods in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, Red Cross volunteers are still working to recover the bodies of victims. With shovels, sticks and bare hands, they struggle to clear caked mud from around a half-buried body.
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A shrine in central Japan is defending a popular ritual that often sees the horses taking part mistreated or injured. Animal rights activists say its about tourism and money, not history.
The mental health industry has been growing in India as awareness increases. But many who don't fit into social norms say their experiences seeking help have left them feeling invalidated.
The French medical charity Doctors Without Borders has warned of a looming health crisis in Kenya's Dadaab refugee complex. The camp hosts nearly 300,000 refugees from Somalia and neighboring countries.
So-called forever chemicals are everywhere: in rivers, tap water, in our food and even in the hair of French MPs. Tests conducted on 14 French Green lawmakers have revealed the presence of toxic polyfluorinated substances (PFAS), some of which are banned in France. Some lawmakers are now calling for a total ban on this category of chemical molecules. FRANCE 24's Science Editor Julia Sieger tells us more.
The healthcare sector accounts for around 4 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions. That's equivalent to the annual emissions of France, Germany and Brazil combined. Medical staff and the healthcare industry are gradually embracing the objective of reducing the sector's contribution to global warming. But the task remains daunting. The Down to Earth team takes a closer look.
A video posted on Sudan health ministry's social media showed what appears to be bodies covered in blankets - victims of an air strike on Saturday that is reported to have killed 22 people in Omdurman.
Dr. Linda Keku, a consultant for sex and reproductive health at Pink Clinic Nigeria, in this lively and educative chat with #TheGuardianNg, debunks 10 popular myths about sexual health making rounds in our society today. What do you think?
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