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An international panel of experts, after reviewing details from dozens of published studies, says cellphones are possibly carcinogenic to humans.
An international panel of experts says cellphones are possibly carcinogenic to humans after reviewing details from dozens of published studies.
A respected international panel of scientists says cellphones are possible cancer-causing agents, putting them in the same category as the pesticide DDT, gasoline engine exhaust and coffee.
The foodborne bacterial outbreak that has hit Germany and other European nations is unlike anything Western experts have seen: 16 dead and more than 1,000 sick, including nearly 400 suffering severe and potentially fatal symptoms. But several days into the health threat, scientists remain unsure what produce _ and what country _ is responsible.
The World Health Organization says a cholera outbreak in Somalia has killed at least 85 people and infected dozens of others.
Health ministers from around the world agreed Tuesday to put off setting a deadline to destroy the last known stockpiles of the smallpox virus for three more years, rejecting a U.S. plan that had called for a five-year delay.
The World Health Organization says it will convene an expert meeting this month to determine whether radiation from cell phones and other wireless devices causes cancer.
Victims of a lead poisoning epidemic that has killed hundreds of children in Nigeria's northwest are in need of long-term care, said an international aid agency.
The last known stockpiles of the smallpox virus won't be destroyed anytime soon, the U.S. health secretary said Tuesday, in part out of fear that one of the world's deadliest diseases could be used as a bioweapon.