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The risk appears to be highest among men and those who work rotating shift patterns

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Bill Clinton greets conference attendees at the International Aids Conference in Melbourne

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Members of the public hold candles to mourn the victims of HIV/AIDS and the victims of flight MH17 during a candlelight vigil at Federation Square in Melbourne, Australia

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A man wearing a mask at a camel market in the village of al-Thamama near Riyadh on 11 May, 2014

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People in the most deprived areas will spend at least 15 per cent less of their shorter lives in good health compared to those in the least deprived areas

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Millions of people across England are destined to die nine years earlier than they should - and have their lives blighted by ill-health prematurely - because they are poor. The shocking new figures, released by the Office for National Statistics, have prompted urgent calls for action and forced government officials to admit the situation of health inequality is “unacceptable.”

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