Russia: Motorway crosses nuclear waste dump
A proposed new highway is stoking health fears because it may cross a nuclear waste dump. Authorities say there is no risk of contamination, but locals have taken to the streets to protest.
Alarming level of plastic in children's bodies, German study shows
A study by the German Environment Ministry has found almost all children tested have traces of plastic by-products in their bodies. Some of the chemicals found could affect health and development.
DR Congo: Ebola deaths in latest outbreak pass 1,000
As Ebola health workers in DR Congo battle mistrust and attacks on hospitals, the number of deaths has exceeded 1,000. WHO's emergencies chief Mike Ryan said its vaccination program will be expanded with a new vaccine.
Belarusians fight battery factory bankrolled by China
Activists in Brest are protesting a new lead-acid battery factory out of pollution and health fears. They've demanded answers from President Lukashenko, who's involved in other ways. Juri Rescheto reports from Belarus.
Why women must take the lead in universal health coverage drive
If this year's Africa Health Agenda conference taught us anything its, achieving Universal Health Coverage across Africa but according to President of Women Deliver, Katja Iversen, if women aren't put affront and centre, it won't be possible at all.
The health hazards of air pollution in Ivory Coast
The health hazards of air pollution in Ivory Coast.
Singapore to focus on health, infrastructure in budget, minister says
Singapore Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat talks about the government's goals, and next month’s budget. Heng is widely viewed as most likely to succeed Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong after being named the first assistant secretary-general of Singapore’s ruling political party in November.
Fake booze threat pushes startups to trial new tests
A substantial rise in the sale of counterfeit alcohol is a major threat to public health. Scientists and entrepreneurs are rushing to create tools that, in future, will tell if your New Year tipple has been tainted.
Climate change: 2018 set to be one of hottest ever years
Global temperatures are set to far overshoot an international target to limit the increase, UN scientists say. Another expert study warns of the health risk posed to vulnerable people by the growing number of heatwaves.