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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

25/08/2017 - Leprosy research breakthrough
British and US researchers have made a breakthrough in the study of leprosy - explaining for the first time how the disease causes its damage, it was announced 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

26/07/2017 - Male fertility declining in west
The average sperm count in Western countries is falling - and may continue to fall, researchers have warned. 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 - World is vulnerable if pandemics strike - WHO DG
The new director-general of the World Health Organisation has warned G20 leaders that the world is “not well prepared” for major health pandemics. More

07/07/2017 - Warning on drug-resistant gonorrhoea
A global warning has been issued about increasing rates of antibiotic resistant gonorrhoea. More

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

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