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Steak is back on the menu, if a new red meat risk review is to be believed

01 Oct 2019

LONDON, Cutting back on red and processed meat brings few if any health benefits, according to a review of evidence drawn from millions of people, but the finding contradicts dietary advice of international agencies and has prompted criticism from many experts. | Video

Steak is back on the menu, if a new review of risks of red meat is to be believed

30 Sep 2019

By Kate Kelland, Health and Science Correspondent LONDON, Sept 30 Cutting back on red and processed meat brings few if any health benefits, according to a review of studies involving millions of people, a finding that contradicts dietary advice of leading international agencies and raised immediate objections from many health experts.

Brexit may have "gravest of consequences" for health - UK lawmaker

27 Sep 2019

LONDON Sept 27 Britain's looming exit from the EU carries real risks that medicines and healthcare supplies will be delayed, the UK's public spending watchdog said on Friday, and an influential lawmaker said a no-deal Brexit may have the "gravest of consequences".

Baby gut study finds bacteria different after C-section births

18 Sep 2019

LONDON, Sept 18 A huge study of babies' stool samples has found key differences between infants born vaginally and via Caesarean section, offering clues about the development of the human immune system, researchers said on Wednesday.

Gay 'chemsex' is fuelling urban HIV epidemics, AIDS experts warn

12 Sep 2019

LONDON, Sept 12 A surge in "chemsex" parties, where people spend days getting high on drugs and having sex with scores of partners, is re-fuelling epidemics of HIV among gay men in European towns and cities, doctors say.

WHO says eradicating malaria "can be done", but first aim is to control it

23 Aug 2019

LONDON, Aug 23 Eradicating malaria is biologically feasible and a lofty aim, the World Health Organization said on Friday, but the focus for now should be getting the funds, tools and political will to control it.

WHO says eradicating malaria "can be done", but first aim is to control it

23 Aug 2019

LONDON, Aug 23 Eradicating malaria is biologically feasible and a lofty aim, the World Health Organization said on Friday, but the focus for now should be getting the funds, tools and political will to control it.

U.N. wants more urgency in AIDS fight as gains and funding fade

16 Jul 2019

LONDON, July 16 The global fight against AIDS is stalling due to lower investment, marginalized communities missing vital health services, and new HIV infections rising in some parts, the United Nations warned on Tuesday.

Riskier male sex pushes Europe's syphilis rates up 70% since 2010

12 Jul 2019

LONDON, July 12 Syphilis cases have soared in Europe over the last decade and become, for the first time since the early 2000s, more common in some countries than new cases of HIV, health experts said on Friday.

Study shows major real-world impact of cervical cancer vaccines

26 Jun 2019

LONDON, June 26 Vaccination against the virus that causes almost all cervical cancer is having a major impact on stopping infections and should significantly reduce cases of the disease within a decade, researchers said on Wednesday.

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