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HIV self-test is key to fighting AIDS, says WHO

Encouraging people to test themselves for HIV could be a game-changer in the fight to rid the world of AIDS, UN health experts have said.

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Violence against women, the worldwide scourge

As many as one in three women continue to be the target of violence all over the world and it’s about time governments took action to stop it.

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Mosul casualties mount as offensive continues

Details are emerging of the human toll caused by the fight for the Iraqi city of Mosul, with reports that babies just two months old have sustained bullet and blast wounds.

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Young people are more prone to fall victim to road accidents

Young people are more prone to fall victim to road accidents than adults according to the World Health Organization (WHO).

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Tax increase on cigarettes “effective measure” to prevent chronic bronchitis

Increasing taxes on tobacco is an “effective and important measure” for governments to prevent chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), also known as chronic bronchitis.

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Diabetes is a 'problem of society' - WHO

Diabetes is not just a health issue, but a disease which concerns the whole of society, according to a spokesperson from the World Health Organisation (WHO).

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Vaccination campaign challenges in Haiti "can be overcome"

Challenges facing the Haitian government and UN teams, working to vaccinate 800,000 people from cholera, can be overcome to reach the most vulnerable.

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Illegal trade in tobacco products a global concern

The Illicit trade in tobacco products is a “global concern” due to a lack of effective tracing and distribution, according to one expert in the field from the United States.

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Cholera outbreak in Haiti “predictable” using new data technology

The Cholera outbreak in Haiti could have been predicted using new technology that harnesses decades of satellite data, according to a scientific prize winner, speaking at UN Headquarters.

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