RIO DE JANEIRO Brazil is not sharing enough samples and disease data to let researchers determine whether the Zika virus is, as feared, linked to the increased number of babies born with abnormally small heads in the South American country, U.N. and U.S. health officials say.
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By Maria Cheng
The Associated Press LONDON British health officials say drinking any alcohol regularly increases the risk of cancer, and have issued tough new guidelines that could be hard to swallow in a nation where having a pint is a hallowed tradition.
KENEMA, Sierra Leone Something didn’t smell right.
As a worker at Kenema Government Hospital mixed a batch of chlorine on a broiling August day, he noticed it didn’t have its typically strong, bleach-like odour. Concerned, he turned to a consultant with the World Health Organization, who tested the disinfectant and found barely any active ingredient.