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  • UK project supports ex-athletes’ mental health

    Sportsmen and women can reach euphoric heights during their careers, but when retirement comes it can pose physical and mental health problems.

    UK project supports ex-athletes’ mental health
    UK project supports ex-athletes’ mental health

    Sportsmen and women can reach euphoric heights during their careers, but when retirement comes it can pose physical and mental health problems.

    02:52Jun 28, 2017

  • Zimbabwe efforts to contain bird flu outbreak

    The government of Zimbabwe is trying to contain an outbreak of bird flu that has killed thousands of chickens. It is the latest threat to a poultry industry that was already under pressure.

    Zimbabwe efforts to contain bird flu outbreak
  • Criticism grows against bill to repeal Obama’s Affordable Care Act

    Republican members of the US Congress released on Thursday their draft health-care bill to repeal and replace the Obama administration’s Affordable Care Act.

    Criticism grows against bill to repeal Obama’s Affordable Care Act
  • 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
  • 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
    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.

    01:28Jun 14, 2017

  • 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
  • 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