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Obesity boom 'fueling rise in malnutrition'

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Malnutrition is sweeping the world, fuelled by obesity as well as starvation, new research has suggested.The 2016 Global Nutrition Report said 44% of countries ...

World Health Assembly agrees resolutions on women, children and adolescents, and healthy ageing

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26 MAY 2016 | GENEVA - Delegates at the World Health Assembly today agreed to implement 2 new health strategies that are closely aligned with the Sustainable Development ...

Breast Cancer Cells Flushed out of Hiding

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Scientists;have uncovered a molecular key that breast cancer cells use to gain access to bone marrow, where they hide from the effects chemotherapy or hormonal therapies. ...

WHO multi-country survey reveals widespread public misunderstanding about antibiotic resistance

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GENEVA- As WHO ramps up its fight against antibiotic resistance, a new multi-country survey shows people are confused about this major threat to public health and do ...

Elimination of meningitis A

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November 2015The meningitis A vaccine for Africa, MenAfriVac, was developed in response to a plea for help from ministers of health in sub-Saharan Africa after an outbrea ...

FDA approves new treatment for HIV

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Genvoya (a fixed-dose combination tablet containing elvitegravir, cobicistat, emtricitabine, and tenofovir alafenamid ...

Nobel-Winning Drug -'Tackles Malaria'

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By James GallagherHealth editor, BBC News websiteA parasitic-worm-killing drug, whose discovery won the Nobel prize, may also cut cases of malaria, say researchers.Early ...

New Malaria Vaccine

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News release 23 OCTOBER 2015 | GENEVA - The World Health Organization's Strategic Advisory Group of Experts on Immunization (SAGE) and the Malaria Policy Advisory C ...

HIV cure research: Scientists create two-headed protein to deplete HIV reservoir

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Scientists at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) have created a protein that awakens resting immune cells infected with HIV and facilitates their destruction in labo ...