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Death toll doubles in measles outbreak

The Philippine health secretary says 136 people, mostly children, have died of measles and 8400 others have been sickened in an outbreak blamed partly on recent vaccination fears. Health Secretary Francisco Duque III said Monday a massive immunisation drive that started last week in hard-hit Manila and four provincial regions may contain the outbreak by… Read More »

Widow recalls husband’s horror death

The woman who blew the whistle on abuse of dementia patients at Adelaide’s infamous Oakden nursing home has spoken out about her husband’s appalling treatment. Barb Spriggs, whose husband Bob died in 2016 after being mistreated and overmedicated at Oakden, appeared as the first witness before the royal commission into aged care on Monday, becoming… Read More »

Cervical Cancer Death Rates Alarmingly High Among Black Women in Alabama

Although cervical cancer is a preventable and highly curable disease, a new report released by Human Rights Watch reveals that Black women in Alabama are dying of this cancer at more than twice the national average, reports The Guardian. Cervical cancer was once a major cause of death for American women, but the advent of… Read More »