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Report: More than 140,000 died from measles last year

As the number of measles cases continued to soar, more than 140,000 people across the globe died from measles last year, according to a new report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the World Health Organization.

Measles has claimed more than twice as many lives as Ebola in DRC

The measles epidemic ravaging the Democratic Republic of Congo has killed more than twice as many people since the beginning of the year as the country's ongoing Ebola outbreak, the United Nations has warned, calling for a strong response.

Explosive growth seen in screen use by toddlers, studies say

Use of screen time explodes between 12 months and three years in the United States, and most Canadian preschoolers between the ages of two and three are not meeting World Health Organization recommendations for appropriate use of television, computers and other screens, according to two new studies published Monday in JAMA Pediatrics.

Polio back in Philippines 19 years after eradication

The Philippines has reported its first case of polio since it was declared free of the childhood disease 19 years ago, dealing a blow to the campaign to eradicate it.

Risk of global pandemic grows

The chances of a global pandemic are growing -- and we are all dangerously under prepared, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).

1 person dies every 40 seconds from suicide, WHO says

The number of people worldwide who die from suicide is declining but one person still kills themselves every 40 seconds, according to new figures from the World Health Organization, which said countries needed to do more to stop these preventable deaths.