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Science Correspondent Kate Kelland

Eroding trust in vaccines leaves populations vulnerable, global study finds

19 Jun 2019

London Trust in vaccines - one of the world's most effective and widely-used medical products - is highest in poorer countries but weaker in wealthier ones where scepticism has allowed outbreaks of diseases such as measles to persist, a global study found on Wednesday.

Scientists edit chicken genes to make them resistant to bird flu

03 Jun 2019

LONDON Scientists in Britain have used gene-editing techniques to stop bird flu spreading in chicken cells grown in a lab - a key step towards making genetically-altered chickens that could halt a human flu pandemic.

Bill Gates urges Afghanistan and Pakistan to 'get to zero' in polio fight

25 Mar 2019

LONDON Local Afghan Taliban leaders are hindering global efforts to end polio, but Afghanistan and Pakistan must continue their fight to "get to zero" cases, the philanthropist Bill Gates said on Monday.

Study finds chronic fatigue clues in overactive immune response

17 Dec 2018

LONDON Scientists exploring what may trigger a complex disorder known as chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) have found clues in the way some people's immune systems respond more actively to a health attack.

Cancer deaths rise to 9.6 million as populations grow and age

13 Sep 2018

LONDON Cancer will claim the lives of 9.6 million people in 2018, accounting for one in eight of all deaths among men and one in 11 among women, the World Health Organization's cancer research agency said on Wednesday.

UK ethics body says gene-edited babies may be 'morally permissible'

17 Jul 2018

LONDON The use of gene editing technologies to alter the DNA of human embryos could be morally permissible as long as the science and its impact on society is carefully considered, a British ethics panel said on Tuesday.

WHO seeks new director for cancer agency facing U.S. scrutiny

08 Nov 2017

LONDON The World Health Organization (WHO) is seeking a new leader for its France-based cancer research agency to replace the current director, Chris Wild, from January 2019.

Health benefits of parkrun stretch well beyond the physical

26 Sep 2014

LONDON The thousands of Britons who take to their local green space each week for a mass five kilometer parkrun can expect to reap health benefits well beyond losing a few pounds and lowering their blood pressure.

Health benefits of parkrun stretch well beyond the physical

26 Sep 2014

LONDON The thousands of Britons who take to their local green space each week for a mass five kilometre parkrun can expect to reap health benefits well beyond losing a few pounds and lowering their blood pressure.

Health benefits of parkrun stretch well beyond the physical

26 Sep 2014

LONDON The thousands of Britons who take to their local green space each week for a mass five kilometre parkrun can expect to reap health benefits well beyond losing a few pounds and lowering their blood pressure.

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