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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

AJ Impact

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.

AJ Impact

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

Health

Trio wins Nobel Prize for Medicine for work on cells, oxygen

Two US scientists, one from the UK awarded Nobel Prize for finding how cells adapt to fluctuating oxygen levels.

Trio wins Nobel Prize for Medicine for work on cells, oxygen

Environment

Southeast Asia struggles to tackle haze despite long-term dangers

Environment ministers seek solution to toxic pollution as activists urge governments to take a stronger stand.

Southeast Asia struggles to tackle haze despite long-term dangers

Europe

French protests slam change of law over IVF access

Final parliamentary approval is needed to end the restriction on in-vitro fertilisation treatment (IVF), only for women in a heterosexual relationship.

AJ Impact

FTC seeks data on advertising and sales for e-cigarette companies

US regulator appears to be taking first steps in a larger investigation of marketing practices by vaping firms.

FTC seeks data on advertising and sales for e-cigarette companies

Health

250 million children will be obese by 2030, warns report

Experts say that not a single country is on track to meet targets for tackling childhood obesity.

250 million children will be obese by 2030, warns report

Health

Northern Ireland abortion law 'breaches human rights'

The ruling follows one woman's six-year legal battle after she was refused a termination.

Northern Ireland abortion law breaches human rights, court rules

Health

In Pictures: Malnutrition, cholera add to Yemen woes

War-ravaged Yemenis, mainly children, suffer from malnutrition as humanitarian groups warn of unsafe drinking water.

In Pictures: Malnutrition, cholera add to Yemen woes

Sanitation

Modi declares India open defecation free, claim questioned

PM Narendra Modi declares India ODF on Mahatma Gandhi's 150th birth anniversary but experts remain sceptical.

Modi declares India open defecation free, claim questioned