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Heart disease and stroke top health issues in Arab world: The Lancet

Heart disease and stroke have replaced infectious disease as the top causes of early death in the Arab world, tracking the West in a trend towards lifestyle disorders, The Lancet reported Monday. An international consortium of scientists compared the……

Experts worried about ‘alarming’ rate of drug-resistant tuberculosis in Myanmar

Health officials called Thursday for urgent action to tackle “alarming” rates of drug-resistant tuberculosis in Myanmar where nearly 9,000 people catch the strain of the infectious disease each year. Treatment programmes in the impoverished nation — where the healthcare system was left woefully underfunded during decades of military rule —…

Modern disease found in ancient bones

WASHINGTON — US scientists said Tuesday that their study of a set of medieval bones found in Albania has revealed traces of a modern infectious disease that afflicts people who eat unpasteurized dairy products. The findings, published in the American Journal of Physical Anthropology, are the first to suggest that…

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