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The first African to head the World Health Organization, Ethiopia’s Tedros Adhanom, says he aims to replicate his success in turning around his country’s healthcare system on the global stage.The 52-year-old’s campaign focused on overhauling the UN hea…

President Donald Trump releases a 2018 budget request on Tuesday that includes huge Medicaid cuts and changes to anti-poverty programs as it strives to balance the budget within a decade, the White House said in previewing the plan.The proposal include…

President Donald Trump is expected to propose cutting $800 billion from Medicaid over 10 years in a budget plan to be released Tuesday that would slash spending on anti-poverty and other programs, US media reported.The plans for the massive cut to Medi…

An unlicenced Ebola vaccine could soon be tested in a remote region of the Democratic Republic of Congo hit by an outbreak of the virus, the World Health Organization said Thursday.There is no licenced vaccine for the Ebola virus, but a promising candi…

Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Jameson Taillon is fighting testicular cancer, according to medical tests, the Major League Baseball club’s trainer said Wednesday.Pirates trainer Todd Tomczyk said tissue removed from the 25-year-old right-handed starter in …

A Dutch court ruled Friday that a 12-year-old boy suffering from a brain tumour had the right to refuse chemotherapy, rejecting his father’s plea to order him to have the treatment.Known only as David, the boy was diagnosed with the tumour in November …

The life expectancy of HIV-infected people in Europe and the United States has been boosted by a decade since anti-AIDS drugs became available in the mid-1990s, researchers said Thursday.In fact, a 20-year-old who began treatment any time since 2008, n…

The US territory of Puerto Rico has the worst drinking water in the nation, and the majority of the island’s water supply is in violation of federal standards, a report said Wednesday.Nearly every person in Puerto Rico — 99.5 percent of the population…

The United States will run out of vaccine for yellow fever by mid-2017, and travelers may find it hard to get vaccinated until next year, US health officials said Friday.The French pharmaceutical giant Sanofi Pasteur makes the vaccine known as YF-VAX, …