US officials recruit Dikembe Mutombo for Ebola messages

NEW YORK (AP) — Unable to send disease fighters to help battle one of the deadliest Ebola outbreaks in history, U.S. health officials are turning to basketball hall of famer Dikembe Mutombo for help. ...

'Michael Jackson drug' still prompts curiosity from patients

It remains the most widely used anesthetic in U.S. hospitals, but many patients still remember propofol as the drug that killed Michael Jackson. Most are no longer afraid of it, doct...

UN health agency to remove controversial opioid guidelines

The World Health Organization has notified U.S. lawmakers that it will discontinue two publications on prescribing opioid painkillers in response to allegations that the pharmaceutical industry influe...

IFJ resolution calls on U.N. to end exclusion of Taiwan journalists

Taipei (CNA) -- The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) has put forth an urgent resolution condemning the United Nations' "discriminatory exclusion" of Taiwan journalists at th...

Porous border could hinder efforts to stem spread of Ebola

MPONDWE, Uganda (AP) — Several well-trodden paths crisscross this lush area where people walk between Congo and Uganda to visit nearby family and friends and go to the busy markets. ...

Tsai seeks expanded Taiwan-US-Japan cooperation in Indo-Pacific

TAIPEI (Taiwan Today) -- President Tsai Ing-wen said June 13 that Taiwan is determined to ramp up cooperation with the U.S. and Japan in countering rising challenges to rules-based order in the Indo-P...

Ugandan medics now tackling Ebola say they lack supplies

BWERA, Uganda (AP) — The isolation ward for Ebola patients is a tent erected in the garden of the local hospital. Gloves are given out sparingly to health workers. And when the second person in this U...

The Latest: UN says Ebola not yet a global emergency

GENEVA (AP) — The Latest on the Ebola outbreak in Congo and Uganda (all times local): 7:30 p.m. The World Health Organization says the Ebola virus outbreak in Congo...

UN: Expert meeting under way to decide if Ebola is emergency

GENEVA (AP) — The World Health Organization says it has opened its expert meeting to decide whether the Ebola outbreak in Congo — which spilled into Uganda this week — should be declared a global emer...

The Latest: UN says no evidence Ebola is spreading in Uganda

BWERA, Uganda (AP) — The Latest on the Ebola outbreak in Congo and Uganda (all times local): 7:45 p.m. The World Health Organization says there's no evidence Ebola ...

2nd Ebola death in Uganda after outbreak crosses border

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — A second person infected with the Ebola virus has died in Uganda, the health ministry said Thursday, after a family exposed to the disease quietly crossed the border from Congo....

5-year-old boy dies of Ebola as Uganda cases rise to 3

KASINDI, Congo (AP) — A 5-year-old boy vomiting blood became the first cross-border victim of Ebola in the current outbreak on Wednesday, while two more people in Uganda tested positive for the highly...

The Latest: UN committee on alert to discuss Ebola emergency

KASINDI, Congo (AP) — The Latest on the Ebola outbreak in Africa (all times local): 2:10 p.m. The World Health Organization says an expert committee has been alerte...

Sick Gaza child caught in Israeli permit regime dies alone

JERUSALEM (AP) — When Palestinian preschooler Aisha a-Lulu came out of brain surgery in a strange Jerusalem hospital room, she called out for her mother and father. She repeated the cry over and over,...

World Health Organization says two more Ebola cases confirmed in Uganda after virus crosses from Congo

KASINDI, Congo (AP) — World Health Organization says two more Ebola cases confirmed in Uganda after virus crosses from Congo.