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  • US charity gives uninsured Americans free dental care

    A lack of dental care is a growing problem in many rural areas of the US, about a third of adults don't get their teeth checked because they can't afford it. Dental care is not covered under any of the federal government's insurance programmes.

    US charity gives uninsured Americans free dental care
    US charity gives uninsured Americans free dental care

    A lack of dental care is a growing problem in many rural areas of the US, about a third of adults don't get their teeth checked because they can't afford it. Dental care is not covered under any of the federal government's insurance programmes.

    02:31Jun 18, 2017

  • UN: One in eight children suffer from food insecurity in Argentina

    About one-third of the country's total population suffer from poverty.

    UN: One in eight children suffer from food insecurity in Argentina
  • London tower fire: People were 'jumping out of windows'

    At least 12 people died and more than 70 were injured after a fire broke out inside Grenfell Tower just after midnight on Wednesday with the number of dead expected to jump, according to the city’s mayor.

    London tower fire: People were 'jumping out of windows'
  • Deadly fire engulfs London tower block

    Multiple fatalities have been confirmed after a massive fire broke out in a 27-floor block of flats in west London with witnesses claiming residents are trapped inside.

    Deadly fire engulfs London tower block
  • US: Lyme disease experts warn ticks are spreading

    Researchers are warning of a possible surge in tick-borne diseases in the United States this summer. A warming climate increases the likelihood that ticks will spread across the country - and that raises concerns of a public health crisis.

    US: Lyme disease experts warn ticks are spreading
  • Yemen cholera outbreak: More than 500 dead in one month, says UNICEF

    The UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) says more than 500 people have died from cholera in Yemen in just one month. UNICEF has warned that the disease is spreading at an alarming rate.

    Yemen cholera outbreak: More than 500 dead in one month, says UNICEF
  • US: Anti-vaccination groups blamed in Minnesota measles outbreak

    The US state of Minnesota is battling to contain its worst measles outbreak in three decades. Most cases have been found in the Somali community in Minneapolis. Health officials blame the anti-vaccination movement for a huge drop in inoculations

    US: Anti-vaccination groups blamed in Minnesota measles outbreak
    US: Anti-vaccination groups blamed in Minnesota measles outbreak

    The US state of Minnesota is battling to contain its worst measles outbreak in three decades. Most cases have been found in the Somali community in Minneapolis. Health officials blame the anti-vaccination movement for a huge drop in inoculations

    02:33May 31, 2017

  • Sri Lanka fights to prevent diseases from spreading amid flood crisis

    The public are being asked to help clean drinking wells contaminated by the monsoon floods, as doctors work to prevent diseases like cholera from spreading.

    Sri Lanka fights to prevent diseases from spreading amid flood crisis
  • US: New study links ‘light cigarettes’ directly to cancer

    Researchers have found that the so-called "light cigarettes” may be behind a spike in lung cancer cases. Al Jazeera's Heidi Zhou Castro reports.

    US: New study links ‘light cigarettes’ directly to cancer
  • Yemen cholera epidemic: the outbreak continues to spread

    Aid agencies are warning that cholera could be spiralling out of control in Yemen. More than 300 people have died from the disease this month. Thousands are already sick and hundreds more cases are being reported every day.

    Yemen cholera epidemic: the outbreak continues to spread
  • UK: New cigarette packaging aims to burn out smoking

    New standards for cigarette packaging have come into force in the UK, in a bid to dissuade people from smoking.

    UK: New cigarette packaging aims to burn out smoking
  • South Africa: Industrial pollution blamed for rise in diseases

    South Africans in the city of Durban are accusing oil and chemical factories located near their homes of being behind frequent cases of cancer, asthma and other illnesses.

    South Africa: Industrial pollution blamed for rise in diseases