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Former US President Bill Clinton (C) and his daughter Chelsea, left, (L) visit with Jean Pierre, an HIV and cancer patient, at a rural healthcare clinic on August 2 2008 in Rwinkwavu, Rwanda. Mr Clinton was visiting Clinton Foundation projects in African countries. Photo: JUSTIN SULLIVAN/GETTY IMAGES/THE CLINTON FOUNDATION

Now for the next challenge: cancer

The war on cancer is being taken to rural Africa, writes Lawrence N Shulman

Benefits of red wine lost in a fog of figures

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A review of nearly 53,000 British people found little to no health benefit linked to alcohol consumption

Power of the hidden parts of the mind

A technique to make brains transparent, a breakthrough should give researchers an accurate picture of the pathways underlying both normal mental function and neurological illnesses from autism to Alzheimer’s. Picture: THINKSTOCK
2 day(s) ago

The idea that unconscious thought is sometimes more powerful than conscious thought in making a decision is attractive but a new study has found no evidence of it

Traffic light labels will help in right food choices

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2 day(s) ago

Researchers have modelled the long-term effect of nutrition labelling and found that it can lower obesity rates in the global south

Health activists play into hands of tobacco firms with campaigns against e-cigarettes

Damien Hoops uses an electronic cigarette at The Vapor Spot bar in Los Angeles in March last year. The city council voted unanimously to ban the use of e-cigarettes, or ‘vaping’, from restaurants, bars, nightclubs and public spaces. Pictures: REUTERS/MARIO ANZUONI
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E-cigs and other nicotine-delivery devices such as vaping pipes offer us the chance to reduce the total number of future tobacco-related deaths, writes Derek Yach


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