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India celebrates victory over polio
Prime minister hails role of two million vaccinators after country goes without any new case for three years.
Last updated: 12 Feb 2014 07:01 GMT
WHO says world faces growing cancer crisis
Report warns new cases of cancer will rise by half by 2030 globally, with developing nations set to be hit the hardest.
Last updated: 04 Feb 2014 15:55 GMT
G8 sets 2025 dementia breakthrough target
Leading economies agree that a funding surge for research is needed as experts warn of a dementia time-bomb.
Last updated: 12 Dec 2013 03:18 GMT
UK health cuts affecting dementia patients
As London hosts an international conference on dementia, many in the UK are unable to receive sufficient treatment.
Last updated: 11 Dec 2013 18:39 GMT
UN agencies call for end to Syria 'carnage'
Leaders of five UN agencies in rare joint appeal urge international community to find a political solution to conflict.
Last updated: 16 Apr 2013 11:54 GMT
Tobacco firms accused of thwarting controls
Number of smokers continue to grow as tobacco industry aims to protect profits and keep people puffing.
Last updated: 30 May 2012 15:42 GMT
Tropics of cancer?
To treat cancer in the developing world, different techniques are needed than are used in wealthier countries.
Henry I. Miller
Last updated: 10 Aug 2011 10:52 GMT
Studies: New hope in fight against HIV
Two studies conducted in Africa show Aids drugs can reduce transmission rates among heterosexual couples.
Last updated: 14 Jul 2011 09:43 GMT
UN to probe Haiti cholera outbreak
World body is set to launch investigation into source of the epidemic, which many Haitians blame on UN peacekeepers.
Last updated: 17 Dec 2010 20:41 GMT
Gel 'helps prevent' HIV infection
Researchers say a vaginal gel could reduce chances of HIV transmission in women.
Last updated: 20 Jul 2010 16:28 GMT
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Migrants in Italy: Arrival and survival
Italy struggles to deal with growing flood of migrants willing to risk their lives to reach the nearest European shores.
Israel's Operation Protective Edge is the third major offensive on the Gaza Strip in six years.
American Muslims' ongoing civil rights fight
Muslims and Arabs in the US say they face discrimination in many areas of life, 13 years after the 9/11 attacks.
Rainy season worsens South Sudan crisis
At one UN site alone, approximately four children below the age of five are dying each day.
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Britain's latest counterterrorism disasters
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In Pictures: World's highest-paid athletes
Forbes revealed a list of the highest-paid athletes in the world today. Here, we share the top 10 from that list.
In Pictures: Childbirth under Israeli attack
The emergency department of Gaza's al-Shifa hospital takes in between 25-50 pregnant women per day.
In Pictures: Life returns to Mogadishu
Mogadishu is making a comeback despite years of violence, corruption, greed and death.
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