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WHO decries 'collective failure' as measles kills 140,000

06 Dec 2019

LONDON, Dec 5 Measles infected nearly 10 million people in 2018 and killed 140,000, mostly children, as devastating outbreaks of the viral disease hit every region of the world, the World Health Organization said on Thursday.

Malaria fight stalling at 'unacceptably high level' of deaths - WHO

04 Dec 2019

LONDON, Dec 4 Malaria still infects millions of people every year and kills more than 400,000 - mostly children in Africa - because the fight against the mosquito-borne disease has stalled, the World Health Organization said on Wednesday.

Climate change exposes future generations to life-long health harm

13 Nov 2019

LONDON, Nov 13 A child born today faces multiple and life-long health harms from climate change - growing up in a warmer world with risks of food shortages, infectious diseases, floods and extreme heat, a major global study has found.

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.

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