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WHO: Emergencies, climate change, diseases loom as threats to health

"Health is still not for all, when the most vulnerable and hard-to-reach groups are left behind," read a WHO statement

Pope Francis has bronchitis but is resting and improving, Vatican says

"The Holy Father was found to have a bronchitis infection that required the administration of antibiotic therapy through infusion"

‘Floating toilets’ help Cambodia’s lake-dwelling poor

The hope is that the more villagers see the toilets in action, the more they will want proper sanitation

Philippine food environment is failing children, says UNICEF

The study says that children are eating fewer fruits and vegetables, and more sugar, salty and fatty products

Health warnings as Bangkok chokes on pollution

The Thai capital has been blanketed for days by a yellow-grey mix of vehicle fumes, industrial emissions and smoke from agricultural burning

Vatican: Pope Francis has ‘strong cold’

Due to a “strong cold,” the pope distributed copies of his speeches at two morning appointments rather than read them aloud as usual

Forgotten lepers dream of love on Christmas

“They don’t want me because of my leprosy. I don’t know what I have done wrong. It’s painful. It’s even more painful than leprosy itself.”

Youth play role in Catholic Church’s cancer awareness initiative in India’s...

The Syro-Malabar Catholic Archeparchy of Trichur-Palayoor in Kerala organized school children to volunteer to spread awareness about cancer

Global heating, human development could drive future waves of disease in...

Disturbance of ecosystems as humans interact with wild species make future outbreaks and pandemics more likely

Aid agencies note spike in dengue cases in Philippines’ typhoon-affected areas

A surveillance report from the Center for Health Development in Caraga region showed that 867 dengue cases were reported from January to May

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