The World Health Organisation (WHO) is due to reconvene later to decide whether the recent coronavirus outbreak in China is an international public health emergency.
Experts will meet again on Thursday to decide whether to declare an international public health emergency over China’s coronavirus, which has killed more than a dozen people in the country and closed down the city where it is thought to have originated.
Four out of five adolescents in the UK are not doing enough exercise with girls lagging behind boys in staying active, according to a new report.
The World Health Organisation (WHO) is calling for further research into the health risks posed by microplastics in drinking water.
Sugar, tobacco and alcohol are contributing towards the growing burden of oral diseases on global public health, scientists say.
Cervical cancer could be eliminated by widespread HPV vaccination programmes, according to scientists who reviewed studies of 60 million people in affluent countries.
A leading scientist, who co-authored a report on the link between cancer and processed meats such as bacon and ham, has criticised the Government for failing to act on its findings.
The World Health Organisation has announced it is to review the potential risks of plastic in drinking water after studies found micro particles in popular bottled brands.
Addiction to video games is to be listed as a disorder for the first time by the World Health Organisation.