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Brexit may have 'gravest of consequences' for health: UK lawmaker

27 Sep 2019

LONDON September 27 - Britain's looming exit from the EU carries real risks that medicines and healthcare supplies will be delayed, the UK's public spending watchdog said on Friday, and an influential lawmaker said a no-deal Brexit may have the "gravest of consequences".

Perils of gender and geography hamper global development, report finds

17 Sep 2019

LONDON, September 17 - Despite steady development gains, a child's birthplace is still the biggest predictor of its future health, and no matter which country you're born in, life is harder if you're a girl, a major report said on Tuesday.

Daily cannabis and skunk users run higher psychosis risk

20 Mar 2019

LONDON, People who use cannabis every day run a significantly higher risk of developing the serious mental illness psychosis, especially if they use more potent forms of the drug, such as skunk, scientists said.

Teen cannabis use linked to higher risk of adolescent depression

13 Feb 2019

LONDON, Teenagers who use cannabis have a higher risk of developing depression and suicidal thoughts as young adults and should be made aware of those risks by parents and doctors, scientists said on Wednesday.

Public mistrust after Congo election raises Ebola epidemic anxiety

14 Jan 2019

LONDON, Jan 14 Global health teams battling the world's second largest Ebola epidemic in Democratic Republic of Congo fear an election dispute may deepen public mistrust and allow the epidemic to run out of control.

Scientists grow human eggs to full maturity in a lab

09 Feb 2018

LONDON, Feb 9 - Scientists have succeeded for the first time in growing human eggs in a laboratory from the earliest stages in ovarian tissue all the way to full maturity - a scientific step that had previously been taken in mice.

Cognitive therapy found to cut "cyberchondria" health anxiety

07 Sep 2017

Up to 20 percent of UK hospital appointments for heart or brain scans and other exploratory tests are taken up by patients suffering from excessive health anxiety or hypochondria, experts said on Thursday.

Scales tip in AIDS fight as death rates decline, treatment rates rise

20 Jul 2017

LONDON, July 20 - The scales have tipped in the fight against AIDS, with more than half of people infected with HIV now getting treatment and AIDS-related deaths almost halving since 2005, the United Nations said on Thursday.

Can coffee cause cancer? Only if it's very hot, says WHO agency

16 Jun 2016

LONDON There is no conclusive evidence that drinking coffee causes cancer, the World Health Organization's cancer agency said on Wednesday in a reverse of its previous warning, but it also said all "very hot" drinks are probably carcinogenic. | Video

WHO issues yellow fever warning as deadly outbreak grows

26 Apr 2016

LONDON/GENEVA, Amid rising concern over a deadly outbreak of yellow fever spreading from Angola, the World Health Organization on Tuesday urged travellers to the African country to heed its warnings and get vaccinated.

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