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14/02/2018 - Warning of drug-resistance impact on surgical infection
The spread of drug-resistant bacteria is significantly increasing the challenges of preventing surgical infection in poor countries, according to a global analysis by a British research team. More

19/01/2018 - Eve, toothpaste and malaria drugs
An artificially intelligent robot has helped to discover that an ingredient in toothpaste could be used as an anti-malarial drug, British researchers have reported. More

04/01/2018 - How surgery is limited in Africa
A new analysis sets out the extent to which the quality and extent of surgery in Africa lags behind the rest of the world. More

15/12/2017 - Egyptian mummies reveal earliest known cancers
Researchers have identified the oldest known cases of two kinds of cancer in Egyptian mummies, it has been announced. More

29/11/2017 - Malaria progress set-back
Progress in tackling malaria is stalling because of lack of funding, the World Health Organisation says today. More

28/11/2017 - Obesity threat to cardiovascular health – especially in UK
The world’s wealthiest countries have successfully reduced deaths from cardiovascular disease and stroke – but this is under threat from rising rates of obesity, according to a major study published today. More

10/11/2017 - Cholera map to aid prediction
Cholera has been endemic in Asia for 50 years, repeatedly crossing into Africa and Latin America, according to a major study of the disease published last night. More

31/10/2017 - TB progress stalling - WHO
Progress against TB in most countries is “stalling” and is not fast enough, the World Health Organisation has warned. More

27/10/2017 - New drive for zero measles deaths as UK pumps cash into vaccines
The number of people dying from measles worldwide last year was less than 100,000 for the first time, it was announced last night. More

25/10/2017 - New malaria targets found
Several new malaria vaccine targets have been identified by a UK research team, British researchers have announced. More

12/10/2017 - Fragile progress against drug-resistance
Progress in tackling drug-resistant organisms is “fragile,” senior scientists warn today. More

12/10/2017 - Malaria progress “stalling” - analysis
Progress against malaria in large parts of Africa has stalled despite recent progress, according to a major study published last night. More

02/10/2017 - WHO calls for integrated care for older people
The World Health Organisation has called for a co-ordinated and integrated approach in providing care for older people. More

28/09/2017 - Abortion safety a global problem
Nearly half of all the abortions performed worldwide are unsafe, researchers warn today. More

13/09/2017 - Gene test may be needed for diabetes type 2
Genetic screening may be needed to identify people at raised risk of type 2 diabetes, researchers reported last night. More

17/08/2017 - COPD's worldwide toll
More than three million people die worldwide from chronic respiratory diseases every year, according to an analysis published today. More

21/07/2017 - Warning on growing HIV drug resistance
Progress in HIV treatment is under threat from growing rates of drug resistance, the World Health Organisation has warned. More

20/07/2017 - Drug package that saves lives after late HIV diagnosis
People diagnosed late with HIV can benefit from a low-cost cocktail of drugs aimed at preventing a range of infections, according to a major African study conducted led by British researchers. More

18/07/2017 - Infant vaccination rates too low - WHO
About 10% of infants worldwide still have no contact with vaccination programmes, according to a new global analysis. More

10/07/2017 - Vaccine to combat RSV ‘within seven years’
A vaccine to prevent respiratory syncytial virus infection could be available within seven years - but is needed sooner, according to new analysis. More

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