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Officials in a northern Indian state are investigating whether sex-selective abortions have been conducted after government data revealed not a single girl was born in 132 villages in the last three months.

India probes as no girl is born in three months in 132 villages

Officials in a northern Indian state are investigating whether sex-selective abortions have been conducted after government data revealed not a single girl was born in 132 villages in the last three months.

Caesarean sections kill 300,000 annually

A major new study has found that 300,000 women around the world, almost all of them in developing countries are dying every year as a result of having caesarean sections.
At least 639 people have died from Ebola since August in DR Congo in what is now the second deadliest outbreak in history [Samuel Mambo-Reuters]

Community mistrust worsening DR Congo Ebola outbreak – study

One out of four people interviewed in eastern Congo last year believed Ebola wasn't real, according to a new study, underscoring the enormous challenges health care workers are now facing.

First baby born via womb transplant from dead donor

In a medical first, a mother who received a uterus transplant from a dead donor gave birth to a healthy baby, researchers reported Wednesday.

Australia likely to eliminate cervical cancer first – study

Australia could be the first country in the world to effectively eradicate cervical cancer if current vaccination and screening rates are maintained, according to a research in a public health journal.
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WHO: Inactivity puts over 1.4 billion adults at physical, mental risk

The World Health Organisation (WHO) says insufficient physical activity is a leading risk factor for non-communicable disease, negatively impacting mental health and overall quality of life.

Scientists: Best combo drugs to prevent heart attack, sudden death

Researchers from the William Harvey Research Institute at Queen Mary University London in the United Kingdom have made public the results of a large long-term study that looked at the efficiency of different treatments in keeping cardiovascular disease and heart attack at bay.

Report: Five million African children may have died from conflict

Injury, disease, and hunger caused by armed conflict in Africa may have killed as many as five million children under five from 1995 to 2015, said a study Friday.

No safe level of alcohol intake – study

There are drinkers who don’t care for their health and there are those who drink and argue that moderate alcohol consumption is healthy.
Candidate AIDS vaccine

Candidate AIDS vaccine passes key early test

The near 40-year quest for an AIDS vaccine received a hopeful boost Saturday when scientists announced that a trial drug triggered an immune response in humans and shielded monkeys from infection.

Sex bias kills 240,000 infant girls in India yearly

Almost a quarter-of-a-million girls younger than five die in India every year due to neglect resulting from society's preference for sons, a gender discrimination study found on Tuesday.

A ‘paradigm shift’ in the diagnosis of diabetes – study

Scientists on Friday unveiled a revised classification for diabetes, one they said could lead to better treatments and help doctors more accurately predict life-threatening complications from the disease.

Anti-depressants lift people’s mood – study

Anti-depressants do help lift people’s mood, although their effects vary, according to a recent study published in the London-based medical journal The Lancet.

Fruit juice ‘as bad’ as sugary drinks – researchers

Two medical researchers writing in one of The Lancet journals argue that because of its high sugar content, fruit juice could be just as bad for us as sugar-sweetened beverages like carbonated drinks and sodas.

Indians’ preference for boys produces 21 million unwanted girls

The desire of Indian parents for sons has created an estimated 21 million “unwanted” girls because couples keep having children until they produce a boy, the government said Monday.

UN assembly starts drafting plan for ‘pollution-free planet’

Humans are poisoning their environment and themselves at an alarming rate, with pollution of the oceans, soil and air now the biggest killer, a UN conference heard Monday.

Reversing Nigeria’s youthful misfortune

There are signs in the horizons near us to show that the Nigerian Youth as a collective is in the throes of hydra- headed misfortunes.

West Africa must brace for more deadly fevers – researchers

West Africa is most at risk of fatal haemorrhagic fever epidemics, including Ebola, researchers said, calling for greater preparedness to save lives.

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