End of AIDS in sight says UN report as new HIV infections continue to fall

End of AIDS in sight says UN report as new HIV infections continue to fall<br> At 2.5 million, the number of new infections in 2011 was 20 per cent lower than in 2001Deaths from AIDS also fell to 1.7 million in 2011, down from a peak of 2.3 million in 2005 <p> | <strong>UPDATED:</strong> 18:52 GMT, 22 November 2012 </p> <p>With the number of people being diagnosed with HIV falling, AIDS could one day be eradicated, experts claim.</p><p>A report from the United Nations said this was thanks to better access to drugs that can both treat and prevent the incurable human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) that causes AIDS.</p> <p>This meant the aim of ending the AIDS epidemic was not 'merely visionary' but 'entirely feasible.'</p> <img src="http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2012/11/22/article-2236987-162AC279000005DC-553_468x286.jpg" width="468" height="286" alt="A researcher in Barcelona working on a project for a HIV Vaccine: Some eight million people were being treated with AIDS drugs by the end of 2011" class="blkBorder" /> <p class="imageCaption">A researcher in Barcelona working on a project for a HIV Vaccine: Some eight million people were being treated with AIDS drugs by the end of 2011</p> <p>Some 34 million people had HIV at the end of 2011.

Global toll of smoking revealed as study finds women are starting to smoke at younger age

Global toll of smoking revealed as study finds women are starting habit at increasingly younger age The World Health Organisation estimates tobacco kills around 6 million people a year worldwide60% of men in Russia and 52.9% of men in China smoke Most developing nations found to have low quit rates By Claire Bates PUBLISHED: 14:37 GMT, 17 August 2012 | UPDATED: 14:37 GMT, 17 August 2012 More women than ever are starting to smoke as earlier in life, say scientists Women are increasingly starting to smoke at younger ages, according to a large international study which found 'alarming patterns' of tobacco use.

Cocaine rots your brain: Using Class A drug double"s ageing process of grey matter

How cocaine rots your brain: Using Class A drug doubles the speed you lose your grey matter Drug use had biggest impact on the prefrontal and temporal cortex, which are associated with attention, decision making and self regulation | UPDATED: 12:06 GMT, 24 April 2012 People who are dependent on cocaine are putting their grey matter at risk, say scientists.