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22/02/2017 - Life expectancy reaching 90 in some places
Life expectancy is set to continue increasing until 2030 - passing the age of 90 for women in one country, according to a major analysis published today. More

17/02/2017 - Call for on-line pharmacy crack-down
On-line pharmacies may be helping to fuel antibiotic resistance by enabling patients to get drugs without prescription, according to a major analysis published today. More

09/02/2017 - Inequality threat to global health
Inequality has a central role in global mental and physical health, British academics say today. More

08/02/2017 - 3D clue to tuberculosis action
A 3D cell culturing system for studying tuberculosis has been unveiled by British scientists. More

02/02/2017 - New growth genes uncovered
British researchers say they hope to uncover new treatments for growth disorders after reporting 83 genetic variants linked to human height. More

01/02/2017 - Socioeconomic risk for mortality
Socioeconomic status must be a major focus of health strategies to reduce mortality, experts say today. More

26/01/2017 - Briton in line for WHO job
A British doctor has been short-listed for the job of director general of the World Health Organisation, it was announced yesterday. More

11/01/2017 - New call to curb tobacco use
There are significant health and financial benefits from improved tobacco control policies, according to a major new report. More

06/01/2017 - Genetics’ role in immunity highlighted
Human immune systems are largely shaped by genetics - and very individualised, according to the findings of a major project unveiled yesterday. More

04/01/2017 - Cobweb healing power harnessed
British researchers have unveiled an antibiotic spider silk - expected to provide dressings as well as other medical functions. More

03/01/2017 - Risk of friendly microbes
Strategies that aim to combat microbes with "more friendly" strains are highly risky, British researchers have warned. More

14/12/2016 - Phone game benefits faded after six weeks
The hit mobile phone game Pokemon GO was praised for increasing physical activity among users - but this may have only lasted six weeks, according to a new analysis. More

13/12/2016 - Malaria progress in Africa - and more to do
African countries have made huge progress in ensuring children and pregnant women are protected against malaria - but substantial gaps remain, according to the annual global report on the topic today. More

05/12/2016 - Freeze-dried artificial blood unveiled
New artificial red blood cells can be freeze-dried and reconstituted with water, it has been announced. More

25/11/2016 - How blood ages
Infusing "old" blood into a young animal can have negative effects, according to researchers investigating the ageing process in blood. More

18/11/2016 - Students seek selfless careers
Teenagers and students may be branded as the "selfie" generation - but in fact are motivated to pursue selfless careers, according to a survey published today. More

17/11/2016 - Physiotherapy no help for ankle sprain
Physiotherapy does not help improve recovery from ankle sprains, according to the findings of a major study reported today. More

14/10/2016 - WHO candidates reveal priorities
The six candidates vying to become the next Director-General of the World Health Organisation have set out their visions for the future in a special report in The Lancet. More

10/10/2016 - Protein may be key to ageing
British researchers say they have found an "ageing" protein within mitochondrial cells. More

07/10/2016 - Boost for human health
Life expectancy is rising sharply globally, largely because of reductions in deaths from infection, according to a major analysis of world health published today. More

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