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Global premature death targets missed
Fri Sept 21st - Most of the world's nations – including the UK, USA and China – are likely to fall short of the United Nations target for reducing the number of premature deaths from non-communicable diseases (NCDs), according to a report out today. More
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Fri Sept 21st - A genetic mutation in humans has been discovered that is linked to a 17-fold increase in the number of dangerous fungal spores in the lungs. More
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14/11/2016 - Education courses key to diabetes care - World Day campaign
Campaigners have called for patients with diabetes to take part in "life-saving" education courses. More

11/11/2016 - Call to boost measles vaccination
Some 400 children are dying from measles every day globally because of patchy progress with vaccination programmes, a major report warned last night. More

02/11/2016 - Call for global women's cancer care improvements
The care of women's cancers in poor countries needs urgent attention, experts say today. More

31/10/2016 - Effective injectable birth control for men announced
A contraceptive injection for men has been developed successfully, it has been announced. More

19/10/2016 - Concern over new stroke classification
Senior neurologists have accused world health officials of failing to recognise stroke as a brain disease. More

14/10/2016 - Global failure to tackle TB - warning
Countries across the globe are falling short of their targets to beat tuberculosis, the World Health Organisation warned yesterday. 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

11/10/2016 - Warnings on child obesity
Britain is among a number of countries facing a huge toll of future ill health resulting from growing rates of childhood obesity, according to a series of studies published today. 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

05/10/2016 - Call for action on global child poverty
More than 40% of children in low and middle income countries face developmental problems because of extreme poverty, experts warn today. More

27/09/2016 - WHO map reveals extent of global air pollution
Almost all of the world's population lives in areas where air quality exceeds limits set by the World Health Organization (WHO), a new report by the global body out today (27 September, 2016) has revealed. More

22/09/2016 - UN pledges to tackle drug resistance
A global agreement to tackle antimicrobial resistance has been announced. More

20/09/2016 - New call to increase dementia diagnosis
Fresh calls to increase rates of dementia diagnosis are to be made today ahead of World Alzheimer's Day. More

16/09/2016 - Poor quality care hampers maternal health goals
Poor quality care and increasing 'over-medicalisation' of maternal health care are among the issues hampering progress of achieving the UN’s sustainable development goals, according to a report published today. More

13/09/2016 - Case studies reveal brain parasites and psittacosis
A 12-year-old boy who was diagnosed with a cyst containing tapeworm larva in his brain is among the reports published in today’s edition of BMJ Case Reports (13 September, 2016). More

06/09/2016 - Contraceptives linked to ovarian cancer decline
Widespread use of oral contraceptives has helped reduce deaths from ovarian cancer, according to the findings of a major study published today. More

05/09/2016 - Warning on worldwide mental health discrimination
People with mental health problems face major discrimination in much of the world, campaigners say today. More

31/08/2016 - Alarm raised over STI drug resistance
Governments throughout the world have been urged to adopt new guidelines on the treatment of sexually transmitted infections in a bid to tackle antibiotic resistance. More

16/08/2016 - Letters campaign for donors goes global
An innovative campaign to recruit blood donors goes global today - and blood group letters will go missing worldwide. More

10/08/2016 - Clear link with Zika virus and joint condition
Experts are investigating the links between Zika virus infection in the womb and joint deformities at birth. More

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