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Should I stop eating meat? No need, experts say

The UN's International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) warned that processed meats like sausages and ham cause bowel cancer, and red meat "probably" does too.

Should I stop eating meat? No need, experts say
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Women urged to wait until 45 for breast cancer screenings

In a controversial shift, a leading US medical association urged women to wait until the age of 45 before getting an annual mammogram to screen for breast cancer.

Women urged to wait until 45 for breast cancer screenings
China's smoking death toll to double to 2 million in 2030: study
China's smoking death toll to double to 2 million in 2030: study

Cigarette smoking will kill about two million Chinese in 2030, double the 2010 toll, said researchers who warned of a "growing epidemic of premature death" in the world's most populous nation.

China's smoking death toll to double to 2 million in 2030: study
Gorbachev says health improving, can walk again
Gorbachev says health improving, can walk again

The Soviet Union's last leader Mikhail Gorbachev, who has been battling diabetes, said his health is improving and that he can walk again with the help of a stick.

Gorbachev says health improving, can walk again
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Brain research gets $100 million boost

Research into brain diseases such as Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and traumatic injury got a boost with a $100 million pledge from a US foundation and seven universities.

Brain research gets $100 million boost
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Less than a quarter of cancer patients have access to safe surgery: study

Fewer than a quarter of the 15 million people diagnosed with cancer worldwide this year have access to safe and proper surgery.

Less than a quarter of cancer patients have access to safe surgery: study
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300 million elderly not receiving long-term care: ILO

More than half the world's elderly lack access to long-term care, the International Labour Organization said in a report, condemning the "deplorable" situation facing a rapidly ageing population.

300 million elderly not receiving long-term care: ILO
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People who lack sleep are more likely to catch colds

People who do not get enough sleep are four times more likely than their well-rested counterparts to catch a cold.

People who lack sleep are more likely to catch colds
'Cure' for Chernobyl children: sun, sea, clean air in Portugal
'Cure' for Chernobyl children: sun, sea, clean air in Portugal

Anya wasn't even born when Chernobyl exploded nearly 30 years ago, but even today its radioactive fallout stalks her and other Ukrainian youngsters growing up near the disused plant.

'Cure' for Chernobyl children: sun, sea, clean air in Portugal
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Obesity 'master-switch' in genes may be turned off: study

Scientists have identified a genetic master-switch that makes some people more prone to obesity than others, and research out suggests it can be turned off, possibly leading to weight loss.

Obesity 'master-switch' in genes may be turned off: study
Doctors should prescribe e-cigarettes to smokers: UK
Doctors should prescribe e-cigarettes to smokers: UK

E-cigarettes should be prescribed to smokers to help them quit the habit, British public health experts recommended in a study.

Doctors should prescribe e-cigarettes to smokers: UK
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Aspirin reduces bowel cancer risk in obese patients: study

Being overweight more than doubles the risk of bowel cancer in people with a certain gene disorder, but a regular dose of aspirin can reverse the trend.

Aspirin reduces bowel cancer risk in obese patients: study
Former US president Carter reveals he has cancer
Former US president Carter reveals he has cancer

Former US president Jimmy Carter said that recent liver surgery has shown he has cancer, and that it has spread.

Former US president Carter reveals he has cancer
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Music eases pain after surgery: study

Listening to music before, after and even during surgery reduces anxiety and the need for painkillers, according to a comprehensive study published.

Music eases pain after surgery: study
Michael Jackson's father suffers stroke in Brazil
Michael Jackson's father suffers stroke in Brazil

The father of "King of Pop" Michael Jackson was in a Brazilian hospital, after suffering a stroke hours before a huge birthday bash in his honor, doctors said.

Michael Jackson's father suffers stroke in Brazil
Can smoking drive you mad? Study suggests it might
Can smoking drive you mad? Study suggests it might

People who suffer from psychosis are about three times more likely to be smokers, but scientists have long scratched their heads over which one leads to the other.

Can smoking drive you mad? Study suggests it might
Comic Carrey slams 'fascist' California vaccine order
Comic Carrey slams 'fascist' California vaccine order

Veteran comic actor Jim Carrey has labeled California's governor a "corporate fascist" for ordering tougher rules on mandatory vaccinations, claiming they can poison children.

Comic Carrey slams 'fascist' California vaccine order
Bill Gates hopeful of AIDS vaccine in 10 years
Bill Gates hopeful of AIDS vaccine in 10 years

Billionaire and philanthropist Bill Gates, who spends millions of dollars on AIDS drug development, said he hoped for a vaccine against the disease within the next decade as a cure remains far off.

Bill Gates hopeful of AIDS vaccine in 10 years
South Korea passes new law to curb MERS outbreak
South Korea passes new law to curb MERS outbreak

South Korea has introduced a new law designed to curb a MERS outbreak, tightening quarantine restrictions and imposing jail sentences on those who defy anti-infection measures.

South Korea passes new law to curb MERS outbreak
Medical marijuana may help some symptoms, but not all
Medical marijuana may help some symptoms, but not all

Medical marijuana shows some effectiveness in helping treat chronic pain but there is less evidence of its success in warding off nausea or helping ill patients gain weight.

Medical marijuana may help some symptoms, but not all