Polio

Two killed in attack targeting polio vaccination team in Pakistan

Officers killed while on their way to accompany a polio vaccination team in northwest Lower Dir district.

Two killed in attack targeting polio vaccination team in Pakistan

AJ Impact

Juul's nicotine formula just like Marlboros, study shows

Study found Juul's e-cigarettes to be as addictive as traditional cigarettes, but without 'bad smell'.

Juul's nicotine formula just like Marlboros, study shows

Health

Vienna ballet school 'endangering children's wellbeing'

Students were encouraged to start smoking to stay slim; one element in a litany of abuses, an investigation found.

Vienna ballet school 'encouraging children to smoke to stay slim'

AJ Impact

Women may have to wait more than 250 years for economic parity

This is despite an improvement in political, education and health opportunities for women, says WEF report.

Women may have to wait more than 250 years for economic parity

Opinion

Drugs, guns, and despair: How America is killing Americans

The free market economy has pushed the American population to the brink.

Larry Beinhart

by Larry Beinhart

Larry Beinhart

Health

Rwanda's front line health supporters

In villages across the country, volunteer community health workers are helping educate and mobilise to save lives.

Rwanda's front line health supporters

AJ Impact

US Supreme Court leans towards insurers on $12bn Obamacare claims

In 2018, a US Court of Appeals ruled that the US Congress effectively repealed its obligation to pay the insurers.

US Supreme Court leans towards insurers on $12bn Obamacare claims

AJ Close up

Fighting FGM in Senegal

Sister Fa is a Senegalese rapper and anti-FGM activist on a mission to eradicate the harmful cultural practice.

Fighting FGM in Senegal

AJ Impact

Johnson & Johnson CEO refuses to attend US hearing on carcinogens

House panel investigating concerns on cancer-causing asbestos in cosmetic talc and powders used in company's products.

Johnson & Johnson CEO refuses to attend US hearing on carcinogens

Health

Man who championed ALS Ice Bucket Challenge dies

Frates is credited with popularising the viral challenge that raised more than $220m for ALS research.

Pete Frates, man who championed ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, dies

Asia Pacific

Samoa measles epidemic death toll reaches 70

A mass immunisation drive has increased vaccine coverage to 90 percent from 30 percent when the epidemic began.

Samoa measles epidemic death toll reaches 70

Health

A taste for dog: Indonesia trade persists despite crackdown

The dog meat trade is blamed for the theft of people's pets and disrupting the country's efforts to tackle rabies.

A taste for dog: Indonesia trade persists despite crackdown

Health

Malaysia reports first polio case in 27 years

A three-month-old baby tests positive for polio after being admitted to hospital with fever and muscle weakness.

Malaysia reports first polio case in 27 years

Asia Pacific

Samoa measles vaccination campaign a 'success'

More than 20,000 people in Samoa have been vaccinated against measles in two days.

AJ Impact

Soil erosion: Lost livelihoods, lost incomes and lost food

The twin threats of soil degradation and climate change could disrupt the global food supply and cost trillions.

Soil erosion: Lost livelihoods, lost incomes and lost food
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