It is the world’s deadliest infectious disease, killing almost two million people a year — more than HIV and malaria combined — but the fight against tuberculosis (TB) is still severely underfunded and neglected by politicians and decision-makers, experts warn.
Fighting the world's deadliest infectious disease: how to tackle TB
People in the UK, US and China have a higher risk of dying early from conditions like cancer, heart disease and stroke than people in Italy, France, South Korea and Australia.
Most nations falling short of UN targets  to cut premature deaths from chronic diseases
Women who have their ovaries removed before menopause may find themselves at higher risk for chronic kidney disease, a new study suggested.
Ovary removal linked to kidney disease
A new outbreak of a rare but preventable eye infection that can cause blindness, has been identified in contact lens wearers in a new study led by UCL and Moorfields Eye Hospital researchers.
Outbreak of preventable eye infection in contact lens wearers
Giving toddlers Calpol and other paracetamol medication may double their chances of developing asthma in later childhood, according to a new study.
Calpol may nearly double risk of asthma in children
Scientists have found the first evidence that particles of air pollution travel through pregnant women’s lungs and lodge in their placentas.
Air pollution particles found in mothers' placentas
Watching an infant propel herself across the floor on wheels in a saucer-shaped baby walker may be as entertaining as a comedy episode. But because hospital emergency rooms treat more than 2,000 babies a year for injuries while using these walkers, American pediatricians are repeating their decades-old call for a ban.
As injuries continue, doctors renew call for ban on infant walkers
In a large clinical trial to determine the risks and benefits of daily low-dose aspirin in healthy older adults without previous cardiovascular events, aspirin did not prolong healthy, independent living (life free of dementia or persistent physical disability).
Daily low-dose aspirin found to have no effect on healthy life span in older people
People who suffer with persistent asthma from a young age are more likely to leave school at 16 years old and those who make it to university are more likely to drop out early, according to new research presented today at the European Respiratory Society International Congress.
Children with asthma less likely to finish school and work in non-manual occupations
The failure of England's public healthy body to publish results of three major studies into vaccines for children makes it impossible for experts to establish whether the drugs could be harmful, scientists have claimed.
PHE withholding vaccines results making it impossible to establish if drugs could be harmful

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