Health

Pakistan launches special anti-polio drive in Islamabad

Mar 28, 2017

A Pakistani health official says a special anti-polio drive has been launched in Islamabad after traces of the virus were found in the city's sewage system

Saudi king postpones visit to the Maldives over swine flu

Mar 17, 2017

The Maldives' government says Saudi Arabia's king has postponed an official visit because of the spread of swine flu in the archipelago nation

Stanford doctors train EMTs in a country with few paramedics

Mar 10, 2017

Nepal is woefully short of ambulances and trained emergency medical technicians are even rarer

Former addicts try to help drug users in Afghanistan

Mar 1, 2017

A small group of former addicts is trying to help drug users in Afghanistan, a country with one of the highest rates of addiction in the world

Once-reviled scavenger bird now the pride of its Indian home

Feb 9, 2017

The greater adjutant stork used to be an object of revulsion in northeast India; its fortunes may turn on local pride

Iran says US expanding medical clearance list 'inhumane'

Feb 3, 2017

Iran's semi-official ILNA news agency is reporting that the country has called "inhumane" a decision by the Trump administration to expand a list of medical equipment requiring federal authorization for sale to Iran

12 injured as airliner veers off runway in western India

Dec 27, 2016

India's Jet Airways says 12 passengers were injured during an emergency evacuation after one of its planes veered off the runway before taking off on a domestic flight in western India

Pakistani court upholds death penalty for mentally ill man

Sep 27, 2016

An international rights group says Pakistan's Supreme Court has upheld the death penalty against a mentally ill man convicted of murder, overturning a previous appeal and a court decision staying his execution

WHO certifies Sri Lanka a malaria-free nation

Sep 5, 2016

The World Health Organization has certified Sri Lanka as a malaria-free nation, in what it called a "truly remarkable" achievement

In Iran, unique system allows payments for kidney donors

Aug 25, 2016

In Iran, a unique system allows those in need of a transplant to buy a kidney

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