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Report: More than 140,000 died from measles last year

As the number of measles cases continued to soar, more than 140,000 people across the globe died from measles last year, according to a new report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the World Health Organization.

Explosive growth seen in screen use by toddlers, studies say

Use of screen time explodes between 12 months and three years in the United States, and most Canadian preschoolers between the ages of two and three are not meeting World Health Organization recommendations for appropriate use of television, computers and other screens, according to two new studies published Monday in JAMA Pediatrics.

Risk of global pandemic grows

The chances of a global pandemic are growing -- and we are all dangerously under prepared, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).

1 person dies every 40 seconds from suicide, WHO says

The number of people worldwide who die from suicide is declining but one person still kills themselves every 40 seconds, according to new figures from the World Health Organization, which said countries needed to do more to stop these preventable deaths.

CDC: US could lose measles elimination status

There's a "reasonable chance" the United States will lose its measles elimination status in October because of ongoing measles outbreaks in New York, according to Dr. Nancy Messonnier, director of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases.

Bangladesh hit by worst dengue outbreak on record

More than 1,000 people in Bangladesh, the majority of whom are children, have been diagnosed with dengue in the last 24 hours, amid the country's worst outbreak on record, a senior health ministry official said Tuesday.