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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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02/02/2011 - World cholesterol problem
Thousands of people in the UK share a common problem with Jordanians and Mexicans - they have untreated high cholesterol, according to a global study published yesterday. More

31/01/2011 - New push to eradicate polio
World leaders have been urged to back a final push to eradicate polio. More

25/01/2011 - Easy living link to cancer risk
Experts have blamed unhealthy lifestyles for high cancer rates in wealthy countries such as Britain and Denmark. More

17/12/2010 - Do Santa's sleepless nights risk his health?
Santa Claus and his elves could be risking their health by staying awake for days and nights at a time to deliver presents to children all over the world, experts have claimed. More

10/12/2010 - New meningitis vaccine could wipe out epidemics
The West African nation of Burkina Faso has become the first country to begin a nationwide campaign to introduce a new meningitis vaccine, it has been announced. More

09/12/2010 - Herbal wizards get WHO treatment
Global health officials are seeking to get to grips with traditional medicines in a bid to ensure they can be researched properly. More

09/12/2010 - TB test substitute
A new high-speed test for TB is to be introduced world-wide, it was announced yesterday. More

02/12/2010 - Best body weight revealed
Experts say they have now established the best body weight - keeping the risk of death to a minimum for people with healthy lifestyles. More

01/12/2010 - HIV 'tied' to human rights
The promotion and protection of human rights is crucial for effectively tacking HIV, the World Health Organisation said today. More

26/11/2010 - Passive smoking blamed for one in 100 deaths
More than 600,000 deaths a year are caused by passive smoking, 165,000 of which are among children, researchers said today. More

08/11/2010 - Abandon quinine call
After 300 years, quinine could be abandoned as a treatment for malaria, experts have said. More

29/10/2010 - Deadliest forms of malaria could be eliminated
The deadliest forms of malaria could be eliminated in 15 years, experts say today. More

25/10/2010 - Warning on mutant swine flu virus
Many of those who died from swine flu last year were infected by a mutant version of the virus, researchers have revealed. More

15/10/2010 - Global handwashing day
People are being reminded to wash their hands properly to prevent diseases. More

14/10/2010 - Vaccine hope amid TB crisis
Scientists are hoping to develop a "super vaccine" against tuberculosis, it was announced last night. More

24/09/2010 - Malaria research breakthrough
A single protein could be responsible for the development of a killer malaria parasite, British researchers reveal today. More

22/09/2010 - Global costs of dementia
Governments across the world are “woefully unprepared” to cope with the £388 billion global cost of looking after people with dementia, according to a major report published yesterday. More

20/09/2010 - Test-tube baby treatment "safe enough"
Test-tube baby treatment is “safe enough”, one of the world’s leading experts has told a major conference. More

17/09/2010 - UN will miss child death target
The United Nations will not achieve its target to reduce the global child death rate by two-thirds, experts warn today. More

16/09/2010 - Maternal deaths falling - WHO
Thousands fewer women worldwide are now dying during pregnancy as efforts to improve health take effect, according to figures published today. More

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