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Sunday 21 October 2012
The World Health Organisation need to remove transsexuality from its list of mental illnesses - I'm trans, not mentally ill.
Monday 15 October 2012
Just when you thought David Beckham had maxed out his capacity for ambassadorial sensitiveness, he lends his voice to a UNICEF column calling for action against malnutrition in children.
Monday 15 October 2012
NEW DELHI — With its air-conditioned trains, clean platforms, clockwork timing, orderly lines and women-only carriages, New Delhi's Metro has been celebrated for a decade as a symbol of a rapidly modernizing nation. But the gleaming public transportation system has now become a suicide hot spot.
Tuesday 09 October 2012
A waterborne parasite commonly known as “brain-eating amoeba” has killed 10 people in Pakistan's largest city, a Pakistani official with the World Health Organization said today.
Monday 01 October 2012
Psychotherapists have been told by their biggest professional body that it is unethical for them to try to “convert” people from being gay to straight.
Friday 28 September 2012
Cancer costs European countries 124 billion euros (£99 billion) every year, according to the first estimate of the full economic burden of the disease in the EU.
Thursday 27 September 2012
A man who contracted a potentially fatal Sars-like virus is now in a stable condition.
Thursday 23 August 2012
An outbreak of suspected Ebola in eastern Congo has infected at least 15 people, 10 of whom have died, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).
Thursday 16 August 2012
Peter Popham meets the remarkable family from Nottingham who changed the way scientists thought about Alzheimer’s - and offered hope to millions
Wednesday 08 August 2012
A website offering parents advice on childhood immunisation has been ordered to remove information about the MMR vaccine after renewing claims that it could be linked to autism.
Sunday 29 July 2012
The deadly Ebola virus has killed 14 people in western Uganda this month, health officials said, ending weeks of speculation about the cause of a strange disease that had many people fleeing their homes.
Saturday 21 July 2012
Health officials in several countries across South East Asia are on alert over a deadly virus that has killed more 50 young children and which the authorities fear could spread further.
Tuesday 17 July 2012
A couple who claim their home was built on toxic land launched a legal battle against their housing association yesterday.
Monday 16 July 2012
Forget boring chat about body-mass indexes, kilograms and body-fat percentages – the new fun way to look at your weight is with the global fat scale.
Friday 06 July 2012
The World Health Organisation says it is too early to say whether a mixture of known diseases or something new is responsible for the deaths of more than 60 children.
Climate change: 2015 will be the hottest year on record 'by a mile', experts say
Senior British politicians tell David Cameron: When dead children are being washed up on beaches – it's time to act
Jeremy Corbyn calls Osama bin Laden's killing a 'tragedy' - but was it taken out of context?
If these extraordinarily powerful images of a dead Syrian child washed up on a beach don't change Europe's attitude to refugees, what will?
If you're not already angry about the refugee crisis, here's a history lesson to remind you why you really should be
Theresa May says migrants should be banned from entering the UK unless they have jobs lined up
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