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U.S. blocks U.N. health panel from backing taxes on sugary drinks

Jun 7, 2018

U.S. blocks U.N. health panel from backing taxes on sugary drinks

The Trump administration has torpedoed a plan to recommend higher taxes on sugary drinks, forcing a World Health Organization panel to back off the U.N. agency's previous call for such taxes as a way to fight obesity, diabetes and other life-threatening conditions. The move disappointed ...

Congo city to begin Ebola vaccinations Monday

/ May 21, 2018

Congo city to begin Ebola vaccinations Monday

Health workers in Democratic Republic of Congo will begin a vaccination campaign on Monday aimed at containing an outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus, a spokeswoman for the health ministry said. Jessica Ilunga said 4,000 doses of vaccine were shipped on Saturday to Mbandaka, which ...