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Fat to blame for half a million cancers a year: WHO

Some half a million cases of cancer a year are due to people being overweight or obese, the World Health Organization's cancer research agency said on Wednesday. In a study published in the journal The Lancet Oncology, the WHO

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Fat to blame for half a million cancers a year: WHO

Some half a million cases of cancer a year are due to people being overweight or obese, the World Health Organization's cancer research agency said on Wednesday. In a study published in the journal The Lancet Oncology, the WHO

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170 countries vow to combat malnutrition

More than 170 countries have made a number of concrete commitments and adopted a series of recommendations on policies and investments aimed at ensuring that all people have access to healthier and more sustainable diets, in a major step towards

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European bird flu outbreaks ‘could be linked’

Bird flu outbreaks in the past two weeks in Germany, the Netherlands and Britain could be linked as the virus is most often transmitted through wild birds, said the head of the World Animal Health Organisation (OIE) on Monday. &qu

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‘Ageing well’ must be a global priority

Unless health systems find effective strategies to address the problems faced by an ageing world population, the growing burden of chronic disease will greatly affect the quality of life of older people, a report said. As people a

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WHO welcomes Ebola vaccine trial

The World Health Organisation (WHO), has welcomed the approval given by Swissmedic, the Swiss regulatory authority for therapeutic products, to a trial with an experimental Ebola vaccine at the Lausanne University Hospital (CHUV).  

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Bahrain steps up measures to stop ebola outbreak

Bahrain is stepping up measures to stop an outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus in the country. A delegation of World Health Organisation (WHO) experts is coming to Bahrain to be updated on preventive measures and help draw up an Eb

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WHO confident of ‘no wider spread’ of Ebola in Africa

The World Health Organization said it was still trying to slow the rate of new infections but had ‘reasonable confidence’ that the Ebola virus plaguing three West African countries had not spread into neighbouring states.

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Drug-resistant tuberculosis at crisis levels, warns WHO

Multi drug-resistant tuberculosis remains at crisis levels, with about 480,000 new cases this year, and various forms of the lung disease killed about 1.5 million people in 2013, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday.

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Ebola worries end for dozens on US watch lists

Weeks of worries about Ebola infection ended for dozens of people who came off watch lists in the US on Monday, but scores were still being monitored after potential exposure to the virus, Texas health officials said. Forty-three

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