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
World Alzheimer’s Day 2018: Unusual memory loss that disrupts daily life may be a symptom of Alzheimer’s Disease. Here are 10 early signs that you probably ignore and what to do if you notice them.
World Alzheimer’s Day 2018, early signs of the disease and how to deal with it
Walking for just 35 minutes a day or swimming for three hours a week could protect you from severe strokes, says a new study.
Walking for half an hour a day can reduce severity of stroke
Pregnancy diet: Eating a high gluten diet during pregnancy can increase risk of the child developing type 1 diabetes, says this new study.
Gluten-heavy pregnancy diet can increase risk of type 1 diabetes in children
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

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