The United Nations said Thursday it will ask countries to voluntarily hand over $40.5 million remaining from the budget of the soon-to-close mission in Haiti to help victims of cholera there.Full Story
Pakistan will raise the rate of contraception use to at least 50 percent within the next three years, the health minister has said, in a bid to help control its fast-growing population.Full Story
International donors must step up to prevent a cholera epidemic in war-torn Yemen from producing full-blown famine among hundreds of thousands of people, a U.N. official said Tuesday.Full Story
President Donald Trump heaped pressure on U.S. lawmakers Monday to pass a health care reform bill before Congress goes on its August recess, with Republicans teetering on the edge of a potentially major failure.
As Senators returned for work in Washington after a week off, Trump challenged fellow Republicans to make good on their signature campaign promise: repeal and replace "Obamacare," the reforms of his White House predecessor.Full Story
A cholera outbreak in Yemen has now surpassed 300,000 suspected cases, the Red Cross said Monday as the war-torn country reels from disease as well as the threat of famine.Full Story
The United States, entangled in conflict overseas and struggling economically, was at a fraught moment when the president called for a national health care overhaul.
The country "now spends more than $75 billion annually on health care... yet despite this huge annual national outlay, millions of citizens do not have adequate access to health care."Full Story
Two experimental treatments for skin cancer, tailor-made to target a particular patient's tumors, proved safe in small-scale trials, their developers reported Wednesday.Full Story
President Donald Trump on Monday offered U.S. help to a British baby with a rare genetic disorder who is due to be taken off life support after courts ruled further treatment would prolong his suffering.Full Story
After Umm Mazen found her husband shivering in his bed and complaining of a migraine, he confessed he was addicted to painkillers and could no longer provide for the family.Full Story