Tuesday, September 13 2011 , Your time is 15:58:00
The UN warned of the potential "massive destruction" of the world's banana crop if a disease affecting the most popular variety spreads from Asia to Africa and the Middle East.
NEW YORK - Reuters
Smoking hookah can be addictive and harmful, though many dabblers may not realize the dangers, according to a new review
WASHINGTON - Agence France-Presse
An amputee with a bionic hand has for the first time been able to feel the texture and shape of objects in his grasp, European researchers said Wednesday.
The UN has urged states to remove 'unnecessary restrictions on abortion' and provide access to safe abortion services
Offering respite from the grit and noise of daily life outside, Istanbul’s remaining hamams continue to function as places to relax, socialize and, most importantly, get clean
BRUSSELS - Reuters
Belgium became the first country to allow euthanasia for terminally ill children of any age on Thursday when its lower house of parliament passed new "right-to-die" legislation by a large majority.
PARIS - Agence France-Presse
A 75-year-old Frenchman is already feeding himself and chatting to his family, more than a week after becoming the first person to be fitted with an artificial heart
Two Turkish nationals who were arrested in Puerto Rico for smuggling adulterated and mislabeled prescription cancer treatments into the US
ANKARA - Hürriyet
Health officials have vaccinated 1.1 million children against polio in a bid to prevent the spread of the contagious virus
BRUSSELS - Agence France-Presse
Belgium faced fresh protests Wednesday as its parliament prepared to extend a ground-breaking euthanasia law to terminally-ill children
ANKARA – Hürriyet
Such assistance would especially relieve sex workers in Turkey, the Pink Life Association said
NEW DELHI - Agence France-Presse
Indian leaders are set later Tuesday to celebrate the eradication of polio, marking one of the country's biggest public health success stories which was once thought impossible to achieve.
ANKARA - Anadolu Agency
The number of recorded HIV patients in Turkey has reached 6,800, 1,096 of whom are diagnosed with AIDS, according to Health Ministry statistics.
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