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Scientists reveal "ideal diet" for peoples' and planet's health

Jan 16 2019

LONDON, Jan 16 Scientists have unveiled what they say is an ideal diet for the health of the planet and its people - including a doubling of consumption of nuts, fruits, vegetables and legumes, and a halving of meat and sugar intake.

Public mistrust after Congo election raises Ebola epidemic anxiety

Jan 14 2019

LONDON, Jan 14 Global health teams battling the world's second largest Ebola epidemic in Democratic Republic of Congo fear an election dispute may deepen public mistrust and allow the epidemic to run out of control.

Fund battling AIDS, TB and malaria seeks $14 bln to invigorate fight

Jan 11 2019

LONDON, Jan 11 At least $14 billion is needed to accelerate the fight against AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria and quell stubborn epidemics that still kill millions, the head of a global health fund said on Friday.

Chinese scientist criticized for risking 'gene-edited' babies' lives

Jan 08 2019

LONDON, Jan 7 A leading geneticist who ran the conference where a Chinese scientist said he had made the world's first "gene-edited" babies condemned him on Monday for potentially jeopardizing lives and having no biology training.

Chinese scientist criticised for risking "gene-edited" babies' lives

Jan 07 2019

LONDON, Jan 7 A leading geneticist who ran the conference where a Chinese scientist said he had made the world's first "gene-edited" babies condemned him on Monday for potentially jeopardising lives and having no biology training.

Study finds chronic fatigue clues in overactive immune response

Dec 16 2018

LONDON Scientists exploring what may trigger a complex disorder known as chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) have found clues in the way some people's immune systems respond more actively to a health attack.

Vaccines group plots path through conflict, instability, epidemics

Dec 12 2018

LONDON, Dec 12 More children worldwide are now immunized against killer diseases but the task has become harder due to conflicts, epidemics, urbanisation and migration, the head of a global vaccine group said.

Scientists to test tailor-made vaccine tech to fight epidemics

Dec 09 2018

LONDON, Dec 10 A global coalition set up to fight disease epidemics is investing up to $8.4 million to develop a synthetic vaccine system that could be tailor-made to fight multiple pathogens such as flu, Ebola, Marburg and Rabies.

World's first baby born via womb transplant from dead donor

Dec 04 2018

LONDON, Dec 4 A woman in Brazil who received a womb transplanted from a deceased donor has given birth to a baby girl in the first successful case of its kind, doctors reported.

WHO says spread of polio remains international health emergency

Nov 30 2018

The spread of polio must still be classified as a public health emergency because, while progress has been made towards wiping out the disease, that progress is fragile, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday.

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