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Conflicting studies point to meat moderation as healthy diet

Feb 03 2020

LONDON, Feb 3 A new study on meat consumption has found that people who eat red and processed meat have higher risks of heart disease and early death - contradicting recent research that suggested cutting out meat has few health benefits.

Work to start on three possible China virus vaccines: epidemic response group

Jan 23 2020

LONDON, Jan 23 Three separate research teams backed by a global coalition set up to fight epidemic diseases are to start work on developing potential vaccines against the new coronavirus that has caused a disease outbreak in China.

Health warning: How Fitbits can help predict flu outbreaks

Jan 16 2020

LONDON, Jan 16 The Fitbit on your wrist not only counts your steps and minutes of sleep, it can also help tell if you're coming down with the flu - and warn health authorities to get ready to help.

Considering Veganuary? Take B12 and beware vegan junk, scientists say

Dec 19 2019

LONDON, Dec 19 People switching to a vegan diet - for January or for good - could reap health benefits such as weight loss and lower cholesterol, but should beware vegan junk food with little nutritional value, scientists are warning.

WHO decries 'collective failure' as measles kills 140,000

Dec 06 2019

LONDON, Dec 5 Measles infected nearly 10 million people in 2018 and killed 140,000, mostly children, as devastating outbreaks of the viral disease hit every region of the world, the World Health Organization said on Thursday.

Malaria fight stalling at 'unacceptably high level' of deaths -WHO

Dec 03 2019

LONDON, Dec 4 Malaria still infects millions of people every year and kills more than 400,000 - mostly children in Africa - because the fight against the mosquito-borne disease has stalled, the World Health Organization said on Wednesday.

Climate change exposes future generations to life-long health harm

Nov 13 2019

LONDON, Nov 13 A child born today faces multiple and life-long health harms from climate change - growing up in a warmer world with risks of food shortages, infectious diseases, floods and extreme heat, a major global study has found.

Steak is back on the menu, if a new red meat risk review is to be believed

Oct 01 2019

LONDON, Cutting back on red and processed meat brings few if any health benefits, according to a review of evidence drawn from millions of people, but the finding contradicts dietary advice of international agencies and has prompted criticism from many experts. | Video

Steak is back on the menu, if a new review of risks of red meat is to be believed

Sep 30 2019

By Kate Kelland, Health and Science Correspondent LONDON, Sept 30 Cutting back on red and processed meat brings few if any health benefits, according to a review of studies involving millions of people, a finding that contradicts dietary advice of leading international agencies and raised immediate objections from many health experts.

Brexit may have "gravest of consequences" for health - UK lawmaker

Sep 26 2019

LONDON Sept 27 Britain's looming exit from the EU carries real risks that medicines and healthcare supplies will be delayed, the UK's public spending watchdog said on Friday, and an influential lawmaker said a no-deal Brexit may have the "gravest of consequences".

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