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Doctors are often tempted to organise C-sections to ease the flow of patients through a maternity clinic (AFP / MANILA BULLETIN)

Doctors warn of global C-section ‘epidemic’

By Agence France-Presse Worldwide Caesarean section use has nearly doubled in two decades and has reached "epidemic" proportions in some countries, doctors warned Friday, highlighting…

A medical worker puts on protective gear as she prepares to enter an ebola treatment centre run by The Alliance for International Medical Action (ALIMA) in Beni, in the Democratic Republic of Congo (AFP / MANILA BULLETIN)

WHO revises DR Congo Ebola risk to ‘very high’

By Agence France-Presse The World Health Organization on Friday announced it had revised its Ebola risk assessment in the Democratic Republic of Congo from high…




FILE - In this March 21, 2006 file photo, pills move through a precision weighing machine at a pharmaceutical manufacturers trade show in New York.  A federal watchdog agency says thousands of foster children may be getting powerful psychiatric drugs prescribed to them without required safeguards.  (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

Few safeguards for foster kids on psych drugs

By the Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Thousands of children in foster care may be getting powerful psychiatric drugs prescribed to them without basic safeguards,…