(MENAFN - AFP) Cases of dengue have soared in Brazil where the disease has caused 229 fatalities this year, the Health Ministry said Monday, as authorities try to combat its spread using transgenic mosquitos.
The health ministry said it had logged 745,900 cases nationwide in the first 15 weeks of the year -- an annual increase of 234 percent.
(MENAFN - AFP) Puerto Rico's Governor Alejandro Garcia Padilla has authorized the use of marijuana for medicinal use, in a surprise move after the US possession's legislature failed to act on the issue.
Garcia Padilla signed the decree late Sunday, instructing his health secretary to work out the details of its implementation.
(MENAFN - AFP) It promised to turn the page on five years of austerity that brought Greece to its knees, but the first 100 days of the radical government of Alexis Tsipras has seen that hope disappear into the yawning gulf between it and the country's creditors.
With the state coffers all but empty, the youthful Tsipras came face to face with the harsh financial reality less ...
(MENAFN - AFP) Spain has recovered only five percent of 51.3 billion euros ($57.2 billion) of state aid given to the country's banking sector since 2009 to prevent its collapse, the Bank of Spain said.
A total of 53.55 billion euros were provided to Spain's banking sector via a restructuring fund in the aftermath of the financial crisis, including 2.25 billion euros of contributions ...
(MENAFN - AFP) The Australia and New Zealand Banking Group on Tuesday posted a modest first half net profit rise of three percent to Aus$3.5 billion (US$2.7 billion), spurred by growth in both domestic and international operations.
ANZ's cash profit, which strips out one-off and other items and is a measure often preferred by financial institutions, jumped five percent to ...