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04/12/2015 - How food-borne diseases kill thousands
Some 125,000 children under the age of five die annually around the world from food-borne diseases, according to a report published yesterday. More

02/12/2015 - Caesarean rate best at 19% - study
For optimal maternal and neonatal outcomes, the rate of caesarean section would be around 19%, according to a new analysis. More

01/12/2015 - Aids goals ‘realistic’ if progress continues apace
The Aids epidemic could be over by 2030 if the rate of global progress over the past 15 years continues at the same pace, the World Health Organisation has said. More

24/11/2015 - Fund will aim to eradicate malaria
Britain is to support a new fund aimed at eradicating malaria from the world, it has been announced. More

23/11/2015 - Home care biggest Ebola risk
Trying to care for family members with Ebola at home was one of the main risk factors for disease transmission, according to a new UK-led analysis. More

19/11/2015 - Gene breaches antibiotic "last line"
A highly mobile gene resistant to the "last line" of antibiotics has emerged in southern China, it was announced today. More

17/11/2015 - Antibiotic confusion is global, WHO warns
Confusion about antibiotics is worldwide, according to the findings of a major international survey published yesterday. More

16/11/2015 - World must focus on diabetes - WHO
Diabetes is to be the topic of next year's World Health Day, it has been announced. More

13/11/2015 - Maternal deaths reducing - but not enough
The world has achieved an impressive reduction in deaths of women in pregnancy in the last 25 years - but has still fallen well short of its targets, according to a major analysis published yesterday. More

09/11/2015 - Aid continues as Sierra Leone free of Ebola
Britain will continue to give medical aid to Sierra Leone after the country's catastrophic Ebola outbreak was declared at an end, it was announced. More

29/10/2015 - TB death rates falling - but millions still die
Death rates from TB are falling - but new drugs, vaccines and diagnotic techniques are needed, according to the latest global analysis of the problem. More

29/10/2015 - Huge numbers affected by herpes type 1
The herpes simplex virus type 1 is widespread among the global population - affecting two thirds of people under the age of 50, according to a report published yesterday. More

27/10/2015 - Meat link to cancer claim - WHO
Processed meat, such as bacon, ham and sausage, is carcinogenic to humans while pure red meat is "probably" able to trigger cancer, World Health Organisation experts said yesterday. More

26/10/2015 - Malaria vaccine needs pilot projects - experts
Pilot projects need to be set up in Africa to test the implementation of a new malaria vaccine, an expert committee has decided. More

20/10/2015 - World struggles to cut road deaths
The world is making slow progress in tackling the toll of deaths on the roads, according to a major report published yesterday. More

09/10/2015 - Mental health dignity call
"Dignity" is to be the theme of tomorrow's World Mental Health Day, it was announced yesterday. More

06/10/2015 - Honour for scientist who found malaria cure
A Chinese scientist who turned to a 1,600 year old text book to combat malaria was honoured with the medical Nobel Prize yesterday. More

01/10/2015 - Treat all HIV patients - WHO
Everybody diagnosed with HIV - together with those at high risk of infection - should be given antiretroviral treatment as soon as possible, according to international guidelines published yesterday. More

29/09/2015 - Call for cancer surgery worldwide
Most cancer patients globally do not have access to "proper, safe, affordable" surgery when they need it, a conference was told yesterday. More

18/09/2015 - Malaria success - but millions at risk
The annual toll of deaths from malaria has fallen by 60% this century, according to a major report published yesterday. More

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