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Fund battling AIDS, TB and malaria seeks $14 bil to invigorate fight

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At least $14 billion is needed to accelerate the fight against AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria and quell stubborn epidemics that still kill millions, the head of a global health fund says. Announcing a fundraising target for the next three-year cycle, Peter Sands, director of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS,… Read

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Hong Kong scientists claim 'broad-spectrum' antiviral breakthrough

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Hong Kong scientists claim they have made a potential breakthrough discovery in the fight against infectious diseases -- a chemical that could slow the spread of deadly viral illnesses. A team from the University of Hong Kong described the newly discovered chemical as "highly potent in interrupting the life cycle… Read

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Games industry asks WHO to hold fire on 'gaming disorder'

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Video games are compelling, but does playing them too much constitute a medical condition? The gaming industry is trying to avoid “gaming disorder” becoming a formally recognized ailment. The World Health Organization (WHO), which has spent years looking into the addictive nature of video games, put “gaming disorder” on its… Read

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New app gives throat cancer patients their voice back

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Vlastimil Gular's life took an unwelcome turn a year ago: minor surgery on his vocal cords revealed throat cancer, which led to the loss of his larynx and with it, his voice. But the 51-year-old father of four is still chatting away using his own voice rather than the tinny… Read

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AI beats expert doctors at finding cervical pre-cancers

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Artificial intelligence may be poised to wipe out cervical cancer, after a study showed on Thursday computer algorithms can detect pre-cancerous lesions far better than trained experts or conventional screening tests. According to the World Health Organization, cervical cancer is the fourth most frequent cancer in women with an estimated… Read

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Vitamin C: Why we need it and what products to use according to dermatologists

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It’s hard to open up a beauty magazine these days without seeing page after page of the latest offerings from some of the world’s largest cosmetic brands featuring reformulated, repackaged and redesigned, skin creams and serums full of yes…Vitamin C. But as much as we are familiar with the vitamin… Read

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WHO study likens palm oil lobbying to tobacco and alcohol industries

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The palm oil industry is deploying tactics similar to those of the alcohol and tobacco industries to influence research into the health effects of its product, a study published by the World Health Organization said. Evidence of the health impact of palm oil is mixed, with some studies linking consumption… Read

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Fit for success: Boost job performance with a healthy mind and body

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These days, we are all under great stress. The pressure and pace of work seem to grow each year, making it more difficult to perform at our best. Keeping a fresh mind and fit body is critical, but how do we do that while keeping up with a demanding schedule? When you’re… Read

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Missed cancer screenings linked to earlier death from non-cancer causes

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Adults who skip recommended cancer screenings may be more likely than those who don't skip them to die prematurely from causes unrelated to malignancies, a U.S. study suggests. Researchers think skipping screenings may be a marker for more generally neglecting one's own health. "It was not a direct effect of… Read

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Fitness affects stroke risk

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Low fitness levels have long been tied to higher risk for heart problems. Now researchers say men’s cardiorespiratory fitness is tied to their risk for stroke as well. Researchers in Norway followed 2,014 middle-aged men for more than 20 years. Those who were unfit for the whole study period, or… Read

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