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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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14/03/2013 - Transplant challenge for World Kidney Day
Senior transplant specialists today called for steps to increase public awareness of organ donation for World Kidney Day. More

11/03/2013 - Heart disease widespread among ancients
Ancient humans may have suffered from widespread heart disease - casting doubt on the idea it is a disease of the modern age, according to a global study. More

08/03/2013 - Women’s health key to international day
It may be International Women’s Day today (8 March) – celebrating the achievements of women worldwide – but two studies have found they are more prone to heart disease and are not happier, despite living longer. More

05/03/2013 - UK health improvement "poor" - global study
Britons are living longer - but may not be much healthier than they were 20 years ago, according to a major global study published today. More

18/02/2013 - Stem transplants pass million
More than one million blood stem cell transplants have now taken place globally, campaigners have revealed. More

14/02/2013 - Alarm as Middle East virus claims victim
A third patient infected with the Middle Eastern virus infection in the UK has caused global alarm, it was revealed yesterday. More

06/02/2013 - Turtle disease warning
Travellers have been warned to stay away from sea turtles because they may harbour a series of deadly diseases. More

16/01/2013 - World winning tropical disease fight - WHO
The world is on the brink of eradicating two unpleasant tropical diseases, it was announced yesterday. More

15/01/2013 - Fast food link to allergies
Fast food may be linked to rising rates of asthma and allergic diseases in the developed world, researchers report today. More

04/01/2013 - Benefits of road safety - WHO report
Taking simple measures to cut road crashes not only saves lives, but also brings about major economic benefits, according to a major international study. More

18/12/2012 - Threat to malaria progress warning
Basic supplies for preventing malaria are running low as global funding has been cut in the last few years, according to a major report published yesterday. More

14/12/2012 - Olympians, tooth fairies and space travel
Olympians live longer than the general population, regardless of their sport or medal-winning tally, it was claimed today. More

14/12/2012 - Blood pressure the world’s biggest risk to health
High blood pressure is the greatest risk to health across the globe, responsible for more than nine million deaths in 2010, according to figures published today. More

13/12/2012 - Cannabis treatment "not proven"
Studies have failed to prove that a cannabis extract can make a significant difference to patients with multiple sclerosis, experts say today. More

03/12/2012 - Heart disease genes multiply
Researchers have increased by half the number of genetic areas linked to heart disease, according to the findings of a major UK study revealed last night. More

30/11/2012 - HIV spread threat to Europe
The number of HIV cases shows no signs of a decline in the EU region and continues to rise in eastern Europe and central Asia, a report out today says. More

26/11/2012 - Testing run up to World Aids Day
A rapid HIV testing service was being launched today as campaigners sought to promote early diagnosis in the run-up to World Aids Day on Saturday. More

26/11/2012 - World virus alert
Doctors around the world have been put on the alert after the emergence of a deadly new lung virus in the Middle East. More

16/11/2012 - Tackle early birth - experts
The world's wealthiest nations could do more to prevent the problems linked to premature birth, experts say today. More

16/11/2012 - New boss for troubled fund
A troubled global health agency implemented sweeping changes yesterday in a bid to get its programmes going. More

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