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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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14/09/2010 - The joy of spring - in the lab
The spring is known as a time for reproduction - and this applies even in the laboratory, researchers reveal today. More

10/09/2010 - Plea for equipment for poor countries
Much needs to be done to enable developing countries gain access to life-enhancing and life-saving medical equipment, a global conference heard yesterday. More

02/09/2010 - Human evolution continuing?
Some people may have unique genetic variants whilst many others share rare genetic traits with a small number of other people, according to a major study of human DNA published last night. More

17/08/2010 - Midwives condemn home-birth backlash
A midwife leader has launched a strong defence of home births amid concern of a global movement against them. More

17/08/2010 - Surgery "safe" in poor countries
Surgery can safely be performed in countries with limited resources, doctors from Medecins Sans Frontieres have reported. More

16/08/2010 - Weight drug problems pose research issues
Researchers have revealed details of a major study that sought to test the impact of a weight loss drug on heart disease - but was stopped amid concern at suicide rates. More

11/08/2010 - Swine flu pandemic "over"
The world-wide swine flu pandemic is now over, the World Health Organisation declared yesterday. More

06/08/2010 - Positive outcomes for pregnancy after miscarriage
Women who conceive shortly after a miscarriage do not face a raised risk of complications, researchers said today. More

05/08/2010 - Dozens of cholesterol genes found
An international study has uncovered 95 genetic variants that could help scientists fight heart disease, it was announced today. More

02/08/2010 - Global focus on breastfeeding rates
Breastfeeding holds the key to saving the lives of millions of children, the World Health Organisation said today. More

20/07/2010 - New hope for Aids vaccine
British scientists have found a "promising new approach" to developing an Aids vaccine, it was announced last night. More

19/07/2010 - Aids treatment booster
Moves to extend HIV treatment are bearing fruit - with a massive increase in the numbers starting treatment last year, a major global conference was told yesterday. More

13/07/2010 - Target under-fives against obesity - world expert
Efforts to stop childhood obesity should concentrate on pre-school infants, an expert said yesterday. More

09/07/2010 - Magic bullet hopes for deadly viruses
Single "magic bullet" treatments may be developed to treat deadly strains of flu and HIV, it was announced last night. More

02/07/2010 - Anaesthetists warned of global warming
Anaesthetics in a busy hospital will contribute as much to global warming as hundreds of cars every year, researchers warned last night. More

01/07/2010 - Row over home birth warning
British midwives have rejected the findings of research linking home-births to a massively increased risk of baby death. More

22/06/2010 - Ocean search for medical wonders
A pioneering biodiscovery medical centre that will use the potential of natural resources from the world's oceans to treat diseases such as cancer has opened its doors in Aberdeen. More

15/06/2010 - Drug may cut accident deaths
A common drug could save the lives of tens of thousands of accident victims, British researchers claimed today. More

11/06/2010 - WHO hits at swine flu critics
The world's most senior doctor has hit back at critics who have claimed conflicts of interest blighted the response to swine flu. More

31/05/2010 - Tobacco glam link slammed
Women smokers outnumber men in growing numbers of countries - often because sellers are allowed to depict it as "glamorous", global campaigners warned today. More

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