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Millions Either Malnourished Or Obese In Global Nutrition Crisis


Almost every country in the world now has serious nutrition problems, either due to over-eating leading to obesity or a lack of food leading to undernutrition, according to a major study published on Saturday. Researchers behind the Global Nutrition Report, which looked at 140 countries, said the problems were “putting the brakes on human development […]


Pollution Linked To One In Six Deaths

Air Pollution

Pollution has been linked to nine million deaths worldwide in 2015, a report in The Lancet has found. Almost all of these deaths occurred in low- and middle-income countries, where pollution could account for up to a quarter of deaths. Bangladesh and Somalia were the worst affected. Air pollution had the biggest impact, accounting for […]


Researchers Consider Zika Virus For Brain Cancer Treatment

Zika Virus

Researchers in the U.K. are set to test whether the Zika virus can fight difficult-to-treat brain cancer by attacking its cells, potentially opening up new pathways to treat the aggressive disease. Researchers will focus on glioblastoma, which is the most common form of brain cancer and has a five-year survival rate of 5 percent, Reuters […]


2 Nobel Judges To Be Dismissed Over Stem-Cell Doctor Scandal

2 Nobel Judges Dismissed

The panel that awards the Nobel Prize in medicine is dismissing two judges for their roles in a scandal over a disgraced stem cell scientist at Stockholm’s Karolinska Institute. Nobel Assembly secretary Thomas Perlmann told Swedish news agency TT on Tuesday that Harriet Wallberg and Anders Hamsten would be asked to leave the 50-member group, […]


Aids Charity To Take Fight Over Prep Drug To Court

Aids charity

The National Aids Trust (NAT) says it will challenge the NHS in court over a decision about the provision of a drug treatment called Prep that can prevent HIV. NHS England says it has repeatedly looked at the issue and will not fund the “game-changer” treatment. It says the responsibility lies with local authorities. The […]

Medication, News

Infections Resist ‘Last Antibiotic’ in US

Infections resist

The first case of an infection that resists the antibiotic of last resort – colistin – has been detected in the US. The 48-year old woman from Pennsylvania recovered and the infection was vulnerable to other antibiotics. However, colistin is hugely symbolic as it is used when other drugs fail and officials warned the world was […]


Nearly 200 Cases Of Zika in US; Officials Press For Funds

Nearly 200 Cases Of Zika

Nearly 200 cases of Zika infection have been reported in the U.S. – all traced to travel abroad. Health officials released the numbers Thursday, And pleaded for Congress to provide $1.9 billion to fight the virus in Latin America and help prevent it from spreading to the continental U.S. Some of the money would go to […]