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22/06/2017 - Dragon's Den reopens for cancer research
Cancer researchers are to get a fresh chance to earn up to £20 million worth of funding for cutting-edge projects, it was announced today. More

09/06/2017 - Syrian health workers use WhatsApp to record attacks
The messaging service WhatsApp is being used in Syria to help monitor and collect data on attacks on healthcare workers and facilities, it is revealed today. More

07/06/2017 - Antibiotics guidance shake-up
A major shake-up of antibiotics classification has been announced in a bid to ensure careful use of the drugs. More

02/06/2017 - Diarrhoea still a major child-killer - analysis
Diarrhoea remains one of the biggest threats to children worldwide, killing half a million infants a year, according to a major analysis published today. More

24/05/2017 - WHO top job goes to Ethiopia
An Ethiopian doctor is to be the next director-general of the World Health Organisation, it has been announced. More

23/05/2017 - Plea to end violence against health care
A senior doctor has issued an appeal for global steps to protect health care workers from violence and aggression. More

19/05/2017 - UK lags on health care - global analysis
The UK has failed to make as much progress in improving health care as other western European countries in the last 25 years, according to a major analysis published today. More

16/05/2017 - WHO report reveals adolescent death rates
More than 1.2 million adolescents across the world die every year from largely preventable causes, a World Health Organisation (WHO) report says today. More

15/05/2017 - Less profitable antibiotics difficult to access
Less profitable antibiotics that are usually prescribed to treat common bacterial infections are becoming increasingly difficult to find, experts warn today. More

11/05/2017 - Improving HIV therapy normalises life expectancy - study
Anti-retroviral therapy for HIV is so successful that some young patients can expect the same life expectancy as healthy people, according to an analysis published today. More

10/05/2017 - Predicted rise in drug-resistant TB
Rates of drug-resistant tuberculosis will increase in the four high burden countries - India, the Philippines, Russia, and South Africa - over the next few decades, experts warn today. More

05/05/2017 - Radiotherapy campaign could save 1m lives
A leading European group of radiotherapy and oncology experts today sets out plans to tackle the lack of radiotherapy provision worldwide, with the aim of saving one million lives by 2035. More

02/05/2017 - Space medicine textbook plan
British experts are planning to compile a medical textbook for space medicine. More

27/04/2017 - Study backs post-partum haemorrhage treatment
A major global study has backed the use of tranexamic acid to reduce the risk of post-partum haemorrhage, it was announced last night. More

25/04/2017 - Step up call on Malaria Day
The world needs to increase its efforts against malaria in spite of recent successes, experts say today on World Malaria Day. More

20/04/2017 - Rapid tests need more investment - academy
Greater priority should be given to the development of rapid diagnostic tests, according to a major report from UK medical scientists published today. More

19/04/2017 - Big progress against neglected tropical diseases - report
A billion people a year are now being treated for "neglected" tropical diseases, it was announced today. More

12/04/2017 - Global childhood leukaemia survival varies
Global inequalities in survival from childhood leukaemia have narrowed with time - but remain very wide, according to a major global analysis published today. More

31/03/2017 - Depression spreading - WHO
Depression is the biggest single cause of ill health and disability globally, according to the World Health Organisation. More

24/03/2017 - Guidance call for new TB drugs
New antibiotics could help stem the spread of multi-drug resistant TB - but clinicians need clear guidelines on their use to ensure they remain effective, experts say today in a report marking World TB Day. More

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