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WHO says Ebola outbreak is out of control
Chief of global health organisation says deadly outbreak is spreading quicker than efforts to contain it.
Last updated: 02 Aug 2014 11:35 GMT
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
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Gunning down the taxmen of Somalia
At least 25 tax collectors have been killed since 2012 in Mogadishu, a city awash in weapons and abject poverty.
Down and out in upscale Japan
Tokyo government claims its homeless population has hit a record low, but analysts - and the homeless - beg to differ.
3D printing and the future of disaster relief
3D printers can cheaply construct homes and could soon be deployed to help victims of catastrophe rebuild their lives.
Protecting Mongolia's parent-less children
Lack of child protection laws means abandoned and orphaned kids rely heavily on the care of strangers.
JOURNALISM UNDER FIRE
Sistine Chapel for rent: Is nothing sacred?
What happens to the Caucasus when Russia stumbles
Will France take Sarkozy back?
Western fascination with 'badass' Kurdish women
Bashir's calculated diplomatic dance
Big rethink for counterterrorism
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