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Alcohol responsible for one in 20 deaths worldwide: WHO

Alcohol kills three million people worldwide each year — more than AIDS, violence and road accidents combined, the World Health Organization said Friday, adding that men are particularly at risk. The UN health agency´s latest report on…

UN summit on TB seeks to put spotlight on killer disease

It's the world's number one killer among infectious diseases, but tuberculosis has been eclipsed by HIV/AIDS as a focus of global attention and donor funding. When world leaders gather at the United Nations next month, they will be asked…

Apple introduces red iPhone 8

CUPERTINO, CALIFORNIA:  Apple has announced iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus RED Special Edition, the new generation of iPhone in a stunning red finish. Both phones sport a beautiful glass enclosure, now in red, with a matching aluminum band…

War drives record $22.5 billion aid appeal in 2018

WASHINGTON: The United Nations appealed Friday for a record $22.5 billion (18.9 billion euros) to provide aid in 2018 to soaring numbers of people slammed by conflicts and disasters around the world. The global appeal by UN agencies and…

China promotes traditional medicine to combat AIDS

BEIJING: China will double the number of AIDS patients it treats with traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), officials have said, part of a broader push to increase the use of the ancient practice in the country's medical system. The…

World AIDS Day 2016 being observed today

The annual World AIDS Day is being marked on Thursday (today) in order to raise awareness of the disorder, which affects the immune system. World AIDS Day was first observed on 1st December 1988. Since then, this date is dedicated to…