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Health groups push tech firms to curtail tobacco marketing

More than 100 public health and anti-tobacco organizations are calling on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Snap to take "swift action" to curb advertising of...

Scientists in new push to control cancer before curing it

Cancer scientists in Britain are launching what they call the world's first "Darwinian" drug development programme in a bid to get ahead of cancer's...

Alabama Senate bans nearly all abortions, including rape cases

Alabama's state Senate passed a bill on Tuesday to outlaw nearly all abortions, creating exceptions only to protect the mother's health, as part of...

WHO issues first advice on dementia: exercise and don’t smoke

The World Health Organization published its first guidelines on the prevention and management of dementia on Tuesday, putting physical activity at the top of...

Antibiotics after assisted births could stop thousands of infections, study shows

Giving a single dose of antibiotics to mothers who have a medically assisted birth using forceps or vacuum could prevent almost half of maternal...

US unveils strategy to act on health security threats globally

The US government has come up with a first of its kind strategy to prevent, detect and respond to threats from infectious diseases occurring...

Global obesity rising faster in rural areas than cities – study

Global rates of obesity among people who live in the countryside are rising faster than those among city dwellers, in part due to greater...

Sunscreen ingredients end up in bloodstream at higher levels: study

The active ingredients of commonly-used sunscreens end up in the bloodstream at much higher levels than current U.S. guidelines from health regulators and warrant...

WHO issues warning as measles infects 34,000 in Europe this year

More than 34,000 people across Europe caught measles in the first two months of 2019, with the vast majority of cases in Ukraine, the...

Police launch new inquiry into Gosport hospital deaths

British police opened an investigation on Tuesday into a hospital where hundreds of patients are believed to have died prematurely after being given powerful...