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Afghanistan reports two bird flu outbreaks - OIE
Reuters Health News : January 23, 2018, 6:37 am
PARIS (Reuters) - Afghanistan has reported two outbreaks of a highly contagious bird flu virus, the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) said on Tuesday, citing a report from the Afghan agriculture ministry.
Zambia says it is on verge of containing cholera outbreak
Reuters Health News : January 23, 2018, 6:36 am
LUSAKA (Reuters) - Zambia is close to containing a cholera outbreak that has killed 78 of the more than 3,600 people who have fallen sick since October, the government said on Tuesday.
Seek medical guidance before sharing breast milk, experts say
Reuters Health News : January 23, 2018, 6:27 am
(Reuters Health) - The choice to informally share breast milk should only be made with the guidance of a physician, specialist doctors say in a new position statement.
Drug companies told to do more to tackle 'superbug' crisis
Reuters Health News : January 23, 2018, 5:06 am
LONDON (Reuters) - Drugmakers' response to the threat posed by "superbugs" remains patchy even after years of warnings, according to the first analysis of individual companies' efforts to tackle the antibiotic resistance crisis.
Europe's safety watchdog says laxatives may increase cancer risk
Reuters Health News : January 23, 2018, 3:48 am
LONDON (Reuters) - European food safety officials issued a warning on Tuesday about potential health problems, including an increased risk of some cancers, linked to long-term use of laxatives such as senna and rhubarb extract.