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Mental illness affects a fifth of people living in war zones

One in five people in war zones has depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress, bipolar disorder or schizophrenia, the World Health Organization said on Tuesday, with...

‘Night owls’ can retrain their body clocks to improve mental health

A simple tweak to the sleeping patterns of 'night owls' - people with extreme late sleeping and waking habits - may improve performance in...

Police launch new inquiry into Gosport hospital deaths

British police opened an investigation on Tuesday into a hospital where hundreds of patients are believed to have died prematurely after being given powerful...

Ebola cases in DR Congo break 2,000 mark

DR Congo's health ministry said late Monday that it had recorded more than 2,000 cases of Ebola, two-thirds of which had been fatal, since...

World’s tiniest surviving baby born in California

A California hospital on Wednesday disclosed the birth of the world's smallest baby ever to survive, weighing a mere 245 grams - the same...

Gilead wins India patent for blockbuster Hepatitis drug

India has granted a patent to US pharmaceutical giant Gilead for a blockbuster Hepatitis C drug, in a U-turn activists said could potentially stop...

World’s rivers loaded with antibiotics waste: study

Rivers worldwide are polluted with antibiotics that exceed environmental safety thresholds by up to 300 times, according to research unveiled at a conference Monday. Scientists...

Burn-out’ is an ‘occupational phenomenon’ not disease: WHO

The World Health Organization said Tuesday that "burn-out" remains an "occupational phenomenon" that could lead someone to seek care but it is not considered...

A million people a day get sexual infections, WHO warns

More than a million people every day worldwide catch a sexually transmitted infection, with rates of chlamydia, gonorrhoea, trichomoniasis and syphilis the most worrying,...

Health groups push tech firms to curtail tobacco marketing

More than 100 public health and anti-tobacco organizations are calling on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Snap to take "swift action" to curb advertising of...