Asia Pacific

Australia's nursing homes routinely sedate elderly: Rights group

Seniors in Australian nursing homes medicated to keep calm, says Human Rights Watch.

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Three drug firms in settlement talks over US opioid crisis - WSJ

Johnson & Johnson and Teva Pharmaceuticals have also offered billions in settlements ahead of trials, Bloomberg reports.

Three drug firms in settlement talks over US opioid crisis - WSJ

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Toxic workplace: WeWork says carcinogen found in some offices

WeWork emailed tenants to say elevated levels of formaldehyde had been found in office phone booths in US and Canada.

Toxic workplace: WeWork says carcinogen found in some offices

REWIND

The Gift of Sight: Nepal's Eye Care Revolution

World-recognised eye doctor pioneers technique to treat curable blindness, returning sight to country's poor.

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Ebola tests resilience of Uganda's cross-border trade

Uganda has heeded WHO's warning to keep its border with DRC open during the second-deadliest Ebola outbreak on record.

Ebola tests resilience of Uganda's cross-border trade

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Vaping: US deaths rise to 26, illnesses to 1,299

A mysterious respiratory sickness related to e-cigarette use is spreading, and the epidemic shows no sign of abating.

Vaping: US deaths rise to 26, illnesses to 1,299

Ebola

Ebola virus now squeezed into 'corner' of DR Congo: WHO

UN health agency says transmission rates in deadly epidemic have been slashed but warns danger is not over yet.

Ebola virus now squeezed into 'corner' of DR Congo: WHO

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Nigeria has a mental health problem

One in four Nigerians suffers from mental illness, but help is hampered by tight budgets and a lack of skilled staff.

Nigeria has a mental health problem

Health

How can children be taught about death and serious illness?

Elderly volunteers at a German preschool, including one with Alzheimer's, read and talk to kids about tough life events.

How can children be taught about death and serious illness?

Iran

HIV rumours trigger angry protests in southwest Iran

The health ministry dismissed reports an alleged outbreak was caused by a contaminated syringe used by a local nurse.

HIV rumours trigger angry protests in southwest Iran

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Up in smoke: Alibaba to stop selling vape components in US

The Chinese e-commerce giant's move follows decisions by US firms to pull e-cigarettes from shelves as illnesses rise.

Up in smoke: Alibaba to stop selling vape components in US

Middle East

Yemen fuel shortage: health concerns rise as rubbish piles up

Sanaa is buried under mounds of rubbish as fuel supplies dry up, leading to fears of a cholera outbreak.

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Arthritis, cancer treatments show biggest price increases in US

Report says Humira and Rituxan topped list of drugs with highest spike in cost, despite doubt about research methods.

Arthritis, cancer treatments show biggest price increases in US

Health

WHO: 1 billion people suffer from preventable eye conditions

The first-of-its-kind report claims that over 2.2 billion people globally live with vision impairment or blindness.

WHO: 1 billion people suffer from preventable eye conditions

Rodrigo Duterte

Philippine: Duterte's new ailment puts new focus on his health

President Rodrigo Duterte recently revealed that he has a rare disease that causes one of his eyelids to droop.

Philippine: Duterte's new ailment puts new focus on his health