25 per cent of Russian men die before they are 55, study reports
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Sunday 20 January 2013
Aid agencies are struggling to cope with the scale of the humanitarian crisis in West Africa caused by thousands of Malians fleeing conflict, according to a study out this week.
Sunday 06 January 2013
Two Chinese women have died from the H1N1 flu strain in Beijing in the past 10 days, Chinese state media said today, the first reported deaths from the virus in China's capital since 2010.
Tuesday 01 January 2013
Sales of beer on the street have been banned under a law which came into force today in an attempt to curb alcoholism. The former President, Dmitry Medvedev, signed amendments to alcohol laws in 2011 to reclassify beer, previously considered a foodstuff, as liquor.
Friday 28 December 2012
Wealthy British couples who cannot have children are increasingly seeking “wombs for hire” from women overseas, according to figures obtained by The Independent.
Wednesday 26 December 2012
Research reveals that antibiotic-resistant organisms are gaining a hold on dairy industry
Saturday 22 December 2012
China on Friday published a plan to reduce the world's largest population of smokers as part of a 2005 treaty, without implementing recommendations such as warning labels that include photos of rotten teeth and diseased lungs.
Friday 21 December 2012
Britain’s lax regulations contributed to scandal of babies born disfigured because of drug
Thursday 20 December 2012
War has so far cost taxpayer £17.4bn
Wednesday 19 December 2012
Those taking antibiotics in study reported more side effects including rash, nausea and diarrhoea
Wednesday 19 December 2012
Vaccination programme suspended after five women are shot dead
Tuesday 18 December 2012
Recipes by TV chefs including Jamie Oliver and Nigella Lawson are “less healthy” than ready meals, researchers said.
Diseased feet, sick babies and dying cancer sufferers: The gruesome new packaging set to become mandatory for Australia's cigarettes
Friday 30 November 2012
The new anti-smoking laws, which are the most Draconian in the world, strip packs of all branding, bright colours and logos
Sunday 18 November 2012
Pandemonium in Gaza City hospital as survivors are pulled from rubble
Wednesday 14 November 2012
Polio cases caused by one of two circulating strains of poliomyelitis virus weren't reported in Pakistan in six months, speeding global eradication of the crippling disease.
Sunday 04 November 2012
Vladimir Putin is waging the biggest public health drive since former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev failed to wean his country off alcohol abuse with a crackdown on tobacco and drink.
Climate change: 2015 will be the hottest year on record 'by a mile', experts say
'Women only' train carriages: Jeremy Corbyn unveils radical move to tackle public harassment
Black holes are a passage to another universe, says Stephen Hawking
Tony Blair attacks Jeremy Corbyn's 'Alice In Wonderland' politics
Theresa May says migrants should be banned from entering the UK unless they have jobs lined up
Iain Duncan Smith 'should resign over disability benefit death figures', says Jeremy Corbyn
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