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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, …

A new malaria vaccine will be tested on a large scale in Kenya, Ghana and Malawi, the World Health Organization said Monday, with 360,000 children to be vaccinated between 2018 and 2020.The injectable vaccine RTS,S could provide limited protection agai…

An estimated 325 million people are living with hepatitis B or C and few are aware of their condition, with death tolls from the viruses rising, the UN said Friday. The World Health Organization’s latest hepatitis report identifies the condition as a g…

The more toddlers play with touchscreen devices the less they sleep, according to a study released Thursday that suggests the findings could be cause for concern.For every additional hour using a touchscreen phone or tablet during the day, children age…

Five percent of Italian women, and four percent of Britons, admitted to drinking alcohol at least once or twice a week during pregnancy, researchers said Wednesday. Only 0.1 percent of expectant women in Sweden — along with 0.2 and 0.5 percent in Norw…

Long-term use of antibiotics increases the risk later in life of developing colon polyps, often a precursor of bowel cancer, researchers said Wednesday.The findings, published in the journal Gut, boost evidence that the digestive tract’s complex networ…

Being overweight or obese in the first trimester of pregnancy has been linked to a higher risk of bearing a child with epilepsy, researchers said Monday.The study was based on data from 1.4 million children in Sweden, and was published in the Journal o…

Record prices, conflicts and extreme weather combined to drive the number of people vulnerable to starvation up to 108 million last year, according to a UN and EU-backed report published Friday.The global total of people deemed “severely food insecure”…