A ban would force the practice underground, and could lead to more botched jobs
An immunisation campaign is urgently needed
The UN expresses concern about maternal mortality among children, but few member states are willing to confront the issue
Spate of heavy rain and lightening is believed to have caused breathing problems for some in the heavily polluted city of Ahvaz
Coca can treat muscle pain and could provide income for impoverished farmers, says study
World population is aging so fast most countries are not adequately prepared to support their swelling numbers of elderly people says report
Sometimes they print things so myopic that you feel a fly on the wall might learn something genuinely new about human nature
Only the USA will pay more on global health - with our contribution aiming to save 'a life every three minutes'
It's a truth that all of us have had a subconscious knowledge of for as long as we can remember: gender, occupation, wealth and even where in the country you live can have a huge effect on how long and in what health you survive.
It was the huge bravery of medical staff that contained the pandemic 10 years ago – many of whom risked or even lost their lives. Simon Usborne hears their stories
Campaigners protested in central London against the practice of female genital mutilation (FGM).
The patient, believed to be 49, was being treated for acute respiratory syndrome and kidney failure
Explosions and gunfire rang out across the northern Syrian city of Aleppo last night as rebel factions continued to defend the former economic hub against the superior weaponry of regime forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad.
Steve Tongue, who has covered all four of Stuart Pearce's tournaments over the past six years, reports from Israel
In the final part of our series honouring the centenary of Emily Wilding Davison’s death, Loveday Morris talks to a Kurdish poet who dares to assert her countrywomen’s rights against forced marriage, domestic violence and female genital mutilation
It is a misguided belief that Islam requires young women be circumcised