(MENAFN - AFP) Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff on Monday said the country was rolling out a vaccination program to protect five million 11-to 13-year-old girls against the human papilloma virus (HPV), which can cause cause cervical cancer.
"The state has an obligation to protect all girls," Rousseff said as she inaugurated the program in Sao Paulo.
(MENAFN - AFP) The youngest Briton to fight in World War I was just 12 years old -- but Sidney Lewis' identity remained a secret for almost a century until the chance discovery of faded documents revealed his extraordinary story.
The centenary of the start of the war in 1914 has brought official recognition of Sidney's remarkable journey from an English schoolboy to a ...
(MENAFN - AFP) A sharp rise in US deaths from heroin and prescription abuse has created an "urgent public health crisis," Attorney General Eric Holder declared Monday, promising tougher enforcement and improved drug treatment.
In a statement on the Department of Justice website, Holder said deaths from overdosing on heroin had risen by 45 percent between 2006 and 2010.