Health

Iran challenges taboos as HIV infections from sex rise

Nov 29, 2017

Iran is challenging taboos to face a rising number HIV infections from sex, especially among its youth

Pakistani police arrest aunt in family poisoning case

Nov 8, 2017

Pakistani police say they arrested a woman for allegedly plotting with her newly married niece to poison the young woman's husband with tainted milk

Severe pollution hits Indian capital, causing health worries

Nov 7, 2017

Air pollution in India's capital has hit hazardous levels, prompting local officials to ask that schools shut down and a half marathon scheduled later in November be called off.

Mysterious braid-chopping bandits have Kashmiris in panic

Oct 24, 2017

Women in Indian-controlled Kashmir say bandits have attacked them and chopped off their hair, attacks that are spreading fear in the heavily militarized region

Study: World pollution deadlier than wars, disasters, hunger

Oct 20, 2017

Environmental pollutants are killing at least 9 million people and costing the world $4.6 trillion a year, a toll exceeding that of war, smoking, hunger or natural disasters

UN starts cholera vaccinations in Bangladesh among Rohingya

Oct 10, 2017

U.N. agencies say they have begun a "massive cholera immunization campaign" to stem a possible outbreak of the water-borne disease among more than a half million Rohingya Muslims who have fled violence in Myanmar into neighboring Bangladesh

Pakistan kicks off nationwide polio drive, citing success

Sep 18, 2017

Pakistan has launched its first nationwide polio vaccination drive, aiming to reach tens of millions of children while citing success in previous campaigns

Bangladesh restricts Rohingya refugees, starts immunization

Sep 18, 2017

Bangladeshi authorities are trying to restrict the movement of Muslim Rohingya refugees fleeing violence in Myanmar into crowded border camps and have started immunizing tens of thousands of children against diseases.

Bangladesh hospital struggles to cope with Rohingya wounds

Sep 11, 2017

Overwhelmed Bangladesh hospital struggles to cope with violent injuries inflicted on Rohingya fleeing Myanmar

Wounded and 'afraid,' Rohingya seek Bangladesh hospital aid

Sep 5, 2017

With thousands of Rohingya refugees streaming across the swampy border into Bangladesh, one hospital was struggling to treat dozens of men who had arrived with bullet wounds and horrific stories of death

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