The study followed more than 160,000 adults in a variety of countries over the course of decade. Photo: EPA

Cancer now leading cause of death in rich countries, studies find

  • Heart disease remains the leading cause of mortality among middle-aged adults globally, accounting for more than 40 per cent of deaths
  • But twin studies published in The Lancet medical journal found that in richer countries, cancer now kills more people
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The study followed more than 160,000 adults in a variety of countries over the course of decade. Photo: EPA
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Dengue fever: progress made in fight to halt deadly outbreak sweeping Asia

  • The mosquito-borne disease has claimed the lives of hundreds in the region, overwhelming health services
  • Colonies of dengue-free mosquitoes are being introduced in high-risk areas, with promising results
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