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11Feb/16

Malawi grapples with hunger years after grain surplus

Hunger is again stalking Malawi, with 2.8 million people at risk in a country recently lauded for slashing malnutrition rates. Floods and drought have hit the staple maize crop, exposing the fragility of Malawi’s progress, which was partly rooted in a fertilizer grant for small-scale farmers that the cash-strapped government, now starved of donor funds, can ill afford.
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10Feb/16

Care and Cure: Engineering the future of diabetes treatment

Researchers are making significant advances that could change the way diabetes is treated and ultimately cured. Ben Gruber reports.
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10Feb/16

Will sugar tax sour business?

2016 could be the year of the sugar tax, as several large nations consider levies on sweetened food and drinks to battle obesity and fatten government coffers. As Ivor Bennett reports, it could be bad news for business.
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10Feb/16

Researchers in Singapore develop test kit for Zika virus

Researchers in Singapore have developed a kit to diagnose the rapidly spreading Zika virus.

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07Feb/16
samba dancer Diana Prado performs in a carnival parade

Rio revellers pay tribute to Michael Jackson in street Carnival band

Rio de Janeiro revellers gather at a Michael Jackson-themed street Carnival party amid concerns of the rapidly spreading mosquito-borne Zika virus.

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07Dec/15
Nobel laureates in medicine

Nobel laureates in medicine react to award

The scientists awarded this year’s Nobel Prize in Medicine for discoveries in fighting parasitic diseases say teamwork and Chinese medicine are key components behind their successes.

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07Nov/15

Sierra Leone declares end of Ebola epidemic

Sierra Leone’s Ebola epidemic is declared over, following 42 days with no new cases.
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26Oct/15

Processed meat can cause cancer, red meat probably can – WHO

Eating processed meat can lead to bowel cancer in humans and red meat is a likely cause of the disease, the World Health Organization (WHO) says.

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26Oct/15

Londoners sceptical that red meat probably can cause cancer

The World Health Organisation warns that processed meat can cause cancer and that red meat probably can. But Londoners are sceptical of the claims, dismissing the red meat warning as a fad.

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09Oct/15

Discharged British Ebola nurse back in hospital

A Scottish nurse who had previously contracted Ebola during a trip to Sierra Leone has been readmitted to a London hospital.

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