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Study finds chronic fatigue clues in overactive immune response

17 Dec 2018

LONDON, Dec 17 Scientists exploring what may trigger a complex disorder known as chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) have found clues in the way some people's immune systems respond more actively to a health attack.

Vaccines group plots path through conflict, instability, epidemics

12 Dec 2018

LONDON, - More children worldwide are now immunized against killer diseases but the task has become harder due to conflicts, epidemics, urbanization and migration, the head of a global vaccine group said.

Scientists to test tailor-made vaccine tech to fight epidemics

10 Dec 2018

LONDON A global coalition set up to fight disease epidemics is investing up to $8.4 million to develop a synthetic vaccine system that could be tailor-made to fight multiple pathogens such as flu, Ebola, Marburg and Rabies.

World's first baby born via womb transplant from dead donor

05 Dec 2018

LONDON, Dec 4 A woman in Brazil who received a womb transplanted from a deceased donor has given birth to a baby girl in the first successful case of its kind, doctors reported.

Despite innovation, Europeans wait years for new cancer drugs

04 Dec 2018

LONDON Rapid advances in cancer science have increased the number of new oncology drugs being developed, but delays in regulation and approvals mean patients in Europe often wait years to be able to access them, researchers said on Tuesday.

WHO says spread of polio remains international health emergency

30 Nov 2018

LONDON The spread of polio must still be classified as a public health emergency because, while progress has been made towards wiping out the disease, that progress is fragile, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday.

Global warming will increase heat-related death and disease - study

28 Nov 2018

LONDON, Nov 28 Climate change is making more people around the world vulnerable to heat exposure, putting them at greater risk of heart and kidney disease, heat stress, and other heat-related killers, scientists warned on Wednesday.

Scientists create 'mini placenta' organoids in a lab dish

28 Nov 2018

LONDON, Nov 28 Scientists in Britain have succeeded in creating mini human placenta organoids which they say will transform scientific understanding of reproductive disorders such as pre-eclampsia and miscarriage.

China orders investigation after scientist claims first gene-edited babies

26 Nov 2018

SHANGHAI/LONDON Chinese health and medical ethics authorities started an investigation on Monday into claims by a scientist who released videos on YouTube saying he had altered the genes of twins born earlier this month, creating the first gene edited babies.

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