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Prime minister hails role of two million vaccinators after country goes without any new case for three years.
Report warns new cases of cancer will rise by half by 2030 globally, with developing nations set to be hit the hardest.
Leading economies agree that a funding surge for research is needed as experts warn of a dementia time-bomb.
As London hosts an international conference on dementia, many in the UK are unable to receive sufficient treatment.
Leaders of five UN agencies in rare joint appeal urge international community to find a political solution to conflict.
Number of smokers continue to grow as tobacco industry aims to protect profits and keep people puffing.
To treat cancer in the developing world, different techniques are needed than are used in wealthier countries.
Two studies conducted in Africa show Aids drugs can reduce transmission rates among heterosexual couples.
World body is set to launch investigation into source of the epidemic, which many Haitians blame on UN peacekeepers.
Researchers say a vaginal gel could reduce chances of HIV transmission in women.
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Indonesia's digerati could be crucial to success in the country's upcoming presidential election.
How Brazil's football legend turned every Corinthians' match into a political meeting for democracy.
As the Pakistani army battles Taliban forces, civilians in North Waziristan face an arduous escape for relative safety.
Nepalese trade in a libido-boosting fungus is booming but experts warn over-exploitation could destroy ecosystem.
 
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Three years since the start of the uprising, nine million people have been displaced by fighting.
An in-depth look at Egypt's ongoing political crisis.