News tagged with developing world

WHO urges global ban on all tobacco marketing

Governments worldwide must ban all forms of tobacco marketing, not just billboards and TV ads, as companies find new ways to tap the market, the World Health Organization said Wednesday.

May 29, 2013
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DR Congo 'worst place to be a mother' (Update)

The Democratic Republic of Congo has displaced Niger to gain the unenviable distinction of being the worst place in the world to be a mother, according to a new report by Save the Children.

May 07, 2013
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Peer support shows promise in epilepsy fight

Peer support groups show promise for combating the debilitating stigma that surrounds epilepsy in much of the developing world, according to a new study led by a Michigan State University medical student.

Mar 11, 2013
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UN wants better family planning

(AP)—The U.N.'s top population official wants governments to do more to ensure that women have access to family planning.

Jan 24, 2013
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New mechanism found on how a parasite leads to cancer

About 200 million people across 75 of the poorest countries in the world are now infected by the blood parasite Schistosoma haematobium (S. haematobium). The infection causes severe urogenital disease, but ...

Jan 17, 2013
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Australian safe sex to save African lives

A new condom company, founded by a recent University of Sydney Business School graduate, is offering Australians the opportunity to help "save a life" in Africa each time they have safe sex.

Jan 17, 2013
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