AJ Impact

China's rising wealth is changing the way its people die

A new study shows its citizens have unusually high levels of certain chronic illnesses that are expensive to treat.

China's rising wealth is changing the way its people die

AJ Impact

Trump to end surprise medical costs; insurers are not happy

The president is seeking more transparency from US insurance companies and the hospitals with whom they do business.

Trump to end surprise medical costs; insurers are not happy

AJ Impact

Millions of pigs culled as swine fever spreads through Asia

UN body urges Asian states to tackle what's being described as the largest animal disease outbreak in history.

Millions of pigs culled as swine fever spreads through Asia

Health

All about the mysterious 'brain fever' killing children in India

Experts dumbfounded by encephalitis outbreak, commonly known as brain fever, in Bihar's Muzaffarpur district.

All about the mysterious 'brain fever' killing children in India

Europe

'Ethnicity has an impact on experience of loneliness'

New research says people from BAME backgrounds may be more vulnerable to loneliness and face barriers in accessing help.

Why are British ethnic minorities more likely to be lonely?

Health

Western Europeans have least trust in vaccines worldwide: Report

Despite overall confidence in safety and effectiveness of vaccines, high-income countries show lowest levels of trust.

Western Europeans have least trust in vaccines worldwide: Report

Malaysia

'A death trap': Measles blamed in Malaysia indigenous deaths

Some 15 indigenous people from marginalised Batek group have died in the past six weeks with scores more in hospital.

'A death trap': Measles blamed in Malaysia indigenous deaths

Africa

Uganda: Dozens get Ebola vaccine after outbreak spreads

Uganda begins a vaccination campaign for people who may have been exposed to the Ebola virus.

Health

Brain fever kills over 100 children in eastern India

Opposition accuses government of neglecting children's health as encephalitis outbreak kills scores in Bihar state.

Encephalitis kills more than 100 children in India's Bihar state

Reporter's Notebook

The medics changing lives in Kabul, one limb at a time

We meet the health workers of Kabul's Red Cross Orthopaedic Centre giving amputees new limbs and a new lease of life.

Middle East

Years of conflict in Iraq hit health services in Basra

Experts say pollution from surrounding oilfields is one of the reasons why Basra has the highest rate of cancer in Iraq.

AJ Impact

US opioid crisis: new legal strategy aims to protect communities

Proposed plan gives local governments the right to vote on settlements with drug companies implicated in the epidemic.

US opioid crisis: new legal strategy aims to protect communities

Health

DRC Ebola outbreak still not global emergency, says WHO

WHO says deadly outbreak does not meet the criteria for a public health emergency of international concern.

DRC Ebola outbreak still not global emergency, says WHO

Abortion

Are anti-abortion laws harming women?

The Stream takes a look at pro-abortion rights campaigns in different countries.

Are anti-abortion laws harming women?

101 East

Afghanistan: The Healers

As war continues to cripple Afghanistan, health workers are restoring the limbs, and lives, of their patients.