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Global eradication of polio ‘tantalisingly close’ with UK urged to keep up funding

After no reported cases of wild polio for 19 weeks, vaccination efforts boosted at last endemic spots in Pakistan and AfghanistanThe world is “tantalisingly close” to eradicating polio – with no confirmed cases of wild polio anywhere so far this year. …

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India gets its own HPV vaccine to stop 70,000 women dying of cervical cancer a year

It has taken 18 years for India to produce its own affordable version to tackle the country’s second-biggest cause of cancer deaths among womenIt is a Wednesday morning and Sneha Neurgaonkar sits on a gurney in a private hospital in Pune, India. The 14…

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China sends students home amid calls for crackdown on protests

Authorities flood streets with police as top security body urges action against ‘hostile forces’China has sent university students home and flooded streets with police in an attempt to disperse the most widespread anti-government protests in decades, a…

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