Polio in London sparks vaccine campaign

British authorities are urging parents of young children to have them vaccinated against polio after an increasing number of samples of the virus were found in London sewers.

By viki
Olivia Newton-John inspired millions battling cancer

Her breast cancer illness which saw music legend Dame Olivia Newton-John become a fierce advocate for cancer awareness, will be central to her legacy and fame, following her peaceful passing at 73.



By annamendoza
Tourists stuck as China beach resorts locked down

Residents of Haikou city have been locked down for 13 hours as a Covid-19 outbreak grows on the tropical island. Four other Hainan cities and counties have started lockdowns of two days or more.




By chrisbartlett
Hopes vaccine can tick box in Lyme disease fight

Volunteers line up in Pennsylvania, hoping vaccine trial can lead to long-awaited Lyme disease breakthrough.

By viki
Philanthropists hope $100m investment will support community health workers

The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria will oversee the project that aims to empower local health workers in nations where access to health care is limited.

By nadinetuback
Mum starved son to death with vegan diet

Florida mum Sheila O’Leary, whose infant son died after being fed just raw fruit and vegetables, has her sentencing hearing delayed by a week.

By chrisbartlett
Pfizer buys Global Blood Therapeutics for $5.4bn

Pfizer is buying sickle cell drug maker Global Blood Therapeutics in an approximately $5.4 billion deal as it looks to accelerate growth after its revenue soared during the pandemic.

By chrisbartlett
PET BLESSING Australian researchers say children's noses have a more pro-inflammatory response to COVID.
Why kids lead by nose in Covid fight

Researchers find children have an advantage when it comes to fighting off Covid-19.

By viki
CHINA PANDEMIC CORONAVIRUS COVID19 China has imposed a lockdown in Sanya, stranding 80,000 tourists.
Covid outbreak strands tourists

Tourists have been caught up in Beijing’s “zero-Covid” policy, meaning they will have to test negative five times over a week before they can go home.

By brettdebritz