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Cancer overtakes heart disease as the main cause of death in...

Although diseases of the heart and blood vessels (cardiovascular disease, CVD) kill more people worldwide than anything else, with 17.3 million deaths globally, cancer...

Increase in childhood, adult asthma linked to London’s 1952 Great Smog

London in the present day. Research shows that the Great Smog event of 1952 in London likely still affects some people's health more than...

Do you know what you’re smoking? Research suggests that you don’t

There is little awareness of the chemical components of cigarette smoke amongst US adults, even though many of them report having looked for relevant...

World’s first vaccine developed against Toxic Shock Syndrome

Toxic Shock Syndrome (TSS) is a severe circulatory and organ failure caused by bacterial toxins, usually triggered by bacteria from the Staphylococcus group. Researchers...

Global economic downturn linked with at least 260,000 excess cancer deaths

The researchers found that increases in unemployment were associated with increased mortality from all the cancer types included in the study. The association was...

We now live in a world in which more people are...

In the past 40 years, there has been a startling increase in the number of obese people worldwide–rising from 105 million in 1975 to...

Unsafe sex is fastest-growing risk for ill health in teens

The Lancet Commission's groundbreaking report, "Our Future: A Lancet Commission on Adolescent Health and Wellbeing," finds that years of neglect and underinvestment have had...

Yellow fever epidemic: New global health emergency?

Evidence is mounting that the current outbreak of yellow fever is becoming the latest global health emergency, say two Georgetown University professors who call...

Number of adults with diabetes reaches 422 million worldwide, with fastest...

Since 1980, the number of adults with diabetes worldwide has quadrupled from 108 million to 422 million in 2014, according to a new study...

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