LONDON Cancer will claim the lives of 9.6 million people in 2018, accounting for one in eight of all deaths among men and one in 11 among women, the World Health Organization's cancer research agency said on Wednesday.
LONDON, July 18 Complacency is starting to stall
the fight against the global AIDS epidemic, with the pace of
progress not matching what is needed, the United Nations warned
LONDON The use of gene editing technologies to alter the DNA of human embryos could be morally permissible as long as the science and its impact on society is carefully considered, a British ethics panel said on Tuesday.
LONDON, May 18 An experimental Ebola vaccine to be deployed in an outbreak in Democratic Republic of Congo has conquered some major scientific hurdles in giving high protection, but it now faces extreme real-world tests including heat, humidity, language barriers and lack of roads.
LONDON, April 18 Gene-editing technologies that
alter mosquitoes' DNA could prove critical in the fight against
malaria, Bill Gates said on Wednesday, and ethical concerns
should not block progress in such gene-modifying research.
LONDON, April 18 Renewed action and boosted
funding to fight malaria could prevent 350 million cases of the
disease in the next five years and save 650,000 lives across
commonwealth countries, health experts said on Wednesday.
LONDON, March 16 A huge and deadly outbreak of listeria in South Africa could alter the country's approach to food-borne disease and prompt improvements in food safety standards, a leading health official said on Friday.
LONDON, Feb 9 Scientists have succeeded for the first time in growing human eggs in a laboratory from the earliest stages in ovarian tissue all the way to full maturity - a scientific step that had previously been taken in mice.
LONDON, Feb 1 International health campaigners
and alcohol concern groups called on a major global HIV and
malaria fund on Thursday to end immediately a partnership it had
signed with the Dutch brewer Heineken.
LONDON, Dec 1 Doctors in France have found the first evidence that a drug normally used to treat lung, kidney or skin cancer may be able to eradicate HIV-infected cells in people with the AIDS virus.