The Indian health minister urges the public not to panic as the number of deaths so far this year from swine flu passes 900 from 16,000 cases.
Measles vaccinations must be immediately stepped up across Europe and central Asia after a series of outbreaks, the World Health Organization says.
Scientists have proposed a new idea for detecting brain conditions including Alzheimer’s – a skin test.
Healthy gay men should be offered daily HIV drugs to prevent infections, say campaigners.
Scientists at the University of Newcastle are using microchips as fine as human hair to produce a prosthetic hand.
More than one million children in Australia are affected by the drinking of others, says a new report on alcohol and domestic violence.
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An orphanage run by a UK charity in Sierra Leone is quarantined after one of its local staff is diagnosed with the deadly Ebola virus.