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UN: World can end AIDS epidemic by 2030

UN: World can end AIDS epidemic by 2030 Tue, 14 Jul, 2015

The world can end the AIDS epidemic by 2030, the United Nations said on Tuesday, highlighting global success in rolling out life-saving drugs over the last 15 years.
Pregnant drinking common in Ireland, England, Australasia

Pregnant drinking common in Ireland, England, Australasia Tue, 07 Jul, 2015

Twenty to 80 percent of women questioned in England, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand drank alcohol while pregnant, researchers said Tuesday, flagging a "significant public health concern".
World's oldest man Sakari Momoi dies at 112 in Japan

World's oldest man Sakari Momoi dies at 112 in Japan Tue, 07 Jul, 2015

The world's oldest man, Sakari Momoi, has died in Japan at the ripe old age of 112, an official said Tuesday. Momoi, born months before the Wright brothers made their first successful flight, passed away late Sunday, said the official at Saitama City, north of Tokyo, where he had lived for many years.
Fears 11,000 Australian dental patients exposed to HIV

Fears 11,000 Australian dental patients exposed to HIV Thu, 02 Jul, 2015

Up to 11,000 Australian dental patients were urged to see their doctors Thursday over fears they may have been exposed to HIV and hepatitis due to hygiene breaches at clinics in Sydney.
Cuba named first country to end mother-to-child HIV transmission

Cuba named first country to end mother-to-child HIV transmission Tue, 30 Jun, 2015

The World Health Organization on Tuesday declared Cuba the first country in the world to eliminate the transmission of HIV and syphilis from mother to child.
World's poorest gain access to water, but not toilets

World's poorest gain access to water, but not toilets Tue, 30 Jun, 2015

The poor's lack of access to sanitation threatens to undermine the health benefits they have gained from access to clean water, the United Nations said on Tuesday.

Supreme Court upholds Obama signature health care law

Supreme Court upholds Obama signature health care law Thu, 25 Jun, 2015

The US Supreme Court on Thursday upheld a bitterly disputed portion of President Barack Obama's landmark health care reform, in a major legacy-building victory for his administration.
Thailand confirms first MERS case

Thailand confirms first MERS case Thu, 18 Jun, 2015

Thailand confirmed its first case of the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) virus on Thursday, according to the country's health ministry. 
Pakistan orders Save the Children to leave country

Pakistan orders Save the Children to leave country Fri, 12 Jun, 2015

Pakistani authorities have given Save the Children 15 days to leave the country, officials said on Friday, accusing the aid agency of spying. 
Pregnant woman among new MERS cases in South Korea

Pregnant woman among new MERS cases in South Korea Thu, 11 Jun, 2015

A deadly outbreak of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) forced South Korea's central bank to cut interest rates on Thursday as authorities reported 14 new cases.
Woman gives birth after transplant of ovarian tissue

Woman gives birth after transplant of ovarian tissue Wed, 10 Jun, 2015

A woman who had ovarian tissue removed and frozen during childhood has given birth to a baby after the tissue was successfully transplanted back into her, enabling her to get pregnant.
Park postpones US trip as South Korea MERS death toll hits nine

Park postpones US trip as South Korea MERS death toll hits nine Wed, 10 Jun, 2015

South Korean President Park Geun-hye postponed a U.S. visit on Wednesday to supervise the handling of an outbreak of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS), as two more people died and 13 new cases were reported, lifting the total number of patients to 108.
South Korea reports sixth MERS death, surge in infections

South Korea reports sixth MERS death, surge in infections Mon, 08 Jun, 2015

South Korea recorded its sixth death and biggest single day jump in Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) infections on Monday, with 23 new cases in the largest outbreak of the potentially deadly virus outside Saudi Arabia.
Breast cancer screening cuts deaths by 40 %

Breast cancer screening cuts deaths by 40 % Thu, 04 Jun, 2015

Breast cancer screening between the ages of 50 and 69 leads to a 40% reduction in women dying of the disease, according to a major international review.
Canada court orders tobacco firms to pay smokers $12.4 bn

Canada court orders tobacco firms to pay smokers $12.4 bn Tue, 02 Jun, 2015

A Canadian court on Monday ordered tobacco firms to pay Can$15.5 billion (US12.4 billion) to smokers in Quebec province who claimed they were never warned about the health risks associated with smoking.
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