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Cholera killed more than 400 people in Yemen

The World Health Organization, WHO, has announced the delivery of the largest shipment of medical supplies to Yemen since conflict in the country intensified in March 2015. ... Full story

Most fitness trackers are poor at measuring calories burned scientists say

As a result, people should be cautious about using them to judge what to eat, Stanford University scientists said. ... Full story

Fat but fit is a big myth experts revealed

Their early work, as yet unpublished, involved looking at the GP records of 3.5 million people in the UK. ... Full story

PM fails to apologise to the people of Enfield for Conservatives broken promises on NHS

JOAN RYAN MP says Prime Minister fails to apologise to the people of Enfield for Conservatives’ broken promises on NHS ... Full story

Smokers braces for tobacco restrictions in UK

Smokers in the U.K. are preparing for sweeping new bans and restrictions on tobacco sales next month. ... Full story

Muslim Aid launches East Africa Appeal as CEO witnesses human suffering in Somalia

Available for live interviews from Somalia over the weekend ... Full story

TfL and London boroughs prepared for wintry weather

Transport for London (TfL), the 32 London boroughs and the City of London are reassuring people that London will keep moving in the event of wintry weather later this week. ... Full story

People who live near major roads have higher rates of dementia

As many as 11% of dementia cases in people living within 50m of a major road could be down to traffic, the study suggests.UK dementia experts said the findings needed probing but were plausible ... Full story

Commons success of Steps Into Work programme for students with learning disabilities

Burrowes to TfL’s Steps into Work Programme end of year presentation where he congratulated students on their achievements and recognised that the programmes successes in ensuring disabled people have the opportunities and support they need to get and keep a job ... Full story

Free Xmas Meal for Homeless and Elderly

Christmas can be the most lonely and depressing time of year, that's why I was very impressed to hear that Shish Restaurant is offering free ... Full story

North Middlesex Hospital has turned a corner

North Middlesex Hospital has turned a corner, but there is a lot more work that needs to be done”, says Joan Ryan MP ... Full story

London Pension Fund Authority of its remaining investments

Mayor Sadiq Khan made a manifesto commitment to ‘take all possible steps to divest the London Pension Fund Authority (LPFA) of its remaining investments in fossil-fuel industries.’ ... Full story

Turkish hospitals in Africa serve hundreds of thousands

Hospitals built by Turkey in Somalia, Sudan, and Libya continue to serve thousands of Africans otherwise unable to access healthcare due to ongoing conflicts. ... Full story

Enfield’s Child Mental Health Provisions 'Amongst Worst in UK'

Local MP David Burrowes said: “It is a scandal that almost a quarter of our young people are turned away when referred to mental health specialists by their GP" ... Full story

Zika threat in Asia, now it is in Malaysia

Malaysia confirmed its first Zika case after a 58-year-old woman who recently traveled to Singapore ... Full story

Zika Virus in Singapore, Indonesia

Singapore is pushing ahead with vector control measures against mosquitoes with the number of infections of Zika ballooning to 82 just four days after the first confirmation of a locally-transmitted case. ... Full story

UNICEF links new polio cases to Lake Chad insurgency

The UN said Friday children across the insurgency-wracked Lake Chad region are at great risk of polio because medics are unable to deliver vaccinations to many places considered unsafe. ... Full story

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