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‘An open door’: Millions of health records ‘unprotected online’

Medical records of millions of people around the world have been left unprotected on the internet due to poor basic security protocols or a lack of passwords, an investigation...

Water found in atmosphere of planet beyond our solar system

Scientists for the first time have detected water in the atmosphere of an Earth-like planet orbiting a distant star, evidence that a key ingredient for life exists beyond our...

Signs of a slowdown in new type 2 diabetes cases

The number of new cases of type 2 diabetes could be stabilising, or even falling, a study suggests. The analysis looked at 47 studies from the mid-1960s up to 2014,...

Cancer overtakes heart disease as biggest rich-world killer

Cancer has overtaken heart disease as the leading cause of death in wealthy countries and could become the world’s biggest killer within just a few decades if current trends...

Why red wine could be good for your gut – in moderation

Red wine could be good for the gut, increasing the number of different types of helpful bacteria that can live there, according to researchers. The benefits are likely to come...

Skull find in Ethiopia yields new clues on how humans evolved

A "remarkably complete" 3.8-million-year-old skull of an early human has been unearthed in Ethiopia, scientists announced Wednesday, a discovery that has the potential to alter our understanding of human...

An optimistic outlook ‘means you live longer’

Optimists are more likely to live longer than those who have a more negative approach to life, a US study has found. Positive people were more likely to live to...

Fish oil pills ‘no benefit’ for type 2 diabetes

People with type 2 diabetes "should not be encouraged" to take omega-3 fish oil supplements, researchers from the University of East Anglia say. There had been some concerns omega-3 could...

Evidence suggests microplastics in water pose ‘minimal health risk’

Microplastics in drinking water do not appear to pose a health risk at current levels, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). In its first report on the issue, the...

Evidence suggests micro-plastics in water pose ‘minimal health risk’

Micro-plastics in drinking water do not appear to pose a health risk at current levels, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). In its first report on the issue, the...

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Africa

Nigeria shuts Action Against Hunger aid group ‘for feeding militants’

Nigeria's army has stopped the work of international NGO Action Against Hunger accusing it of supplying a militant Islamist group with food and drugs. The...

Free Trade Agreement must serve African interests

The Paramount Chief of Akwamu Traditional Area, Odeneho Kwafo Akoto III, has called on leaders to ensure the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (ACFTA)...

World

Global climate strikes kick off ahead of UN summit on climate change

As world leaders prepare to meet in New York for a UN Climate Summit next week, millions of young people all over the world...

Tunisia’s former president Zine El-Abidine Ben Ali has died, lawyer confirms

Former Tunisian president Zine El-Abidine Ben Ali has died, his lawyer, Mounir Ben Salha, confirmed to Euronews by telephone. Ben Ali fled to Saudi Arabia...