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Donald Trump's US healthcare bill withdrawn

Donald Trump's US healthcare bill withdrawn Fri, 24 Mar, 2017

Donald Trump suffered a bitter defeat Friday in his first major legislative challenge, as the president's effort to repeal Obamacare was shot down by rebel Republican lawmakers.
Britain first country to approve 'three-parent' babies

Britain first country to approve 'three-parent' babies Thu, 15 Dec, 2016

Britain is set to become the first country in the world to legally offer "three-parent baby" fertility treatments after regulators gave the green light.
Search for HIV vaccine resumes with test in South Africa

Search for HIV vaccine resumes with test in South Africa Wed, 30 Nov, 2016

 The latest attempt in the long, frustrating search for a vaccine against HIV began in South Africa on Wednesday, as scientists test a beefed-up version of the only shot ever to show a glimmer of protection.
More than 18 million on HIV treatment, a million more than 2015 -UNAIDS

More than 18 million on HIV treatment, a million more than 2015 -UNAIDS Mon, 21 Nov, 2016

More than 18 million people now have access to life-saving AIDS treatment, 1.2 million more than at the end of last year, the United Nations said on Monday.
UN says 75,000 children in Nigeria risk dying in 'months'

UN says 75,000 children in Nigeria risk dying in 'months' Tue, 15 Nov, 2016

The United Nations warned Tuesday that 75,000 Nigerian children risk dying in "a few months" as hunger grips the country's ravaged northeast in the wake of the Boko Haram insurgency.
Vitamin D deficiency is widely overestimated, doctors warn

Vitamin D deficiency is widely overestimated, doctors warn Thu, 10 Nov, 2016

Doctors are warning about vitamin D again, and it's not the "we need more" news you might expect. Instead, they say there's too much needless testing and too many people taking too many pills for a problem that few people truly have.
Poland's parliament rejects plans for near-total abortion ban

Poland's parliament rejects plans for near-total abortion ban Thu, 06 Oct, 2016

Polish lawmakers on Thursday rejected plans for a near-total ban on abortion, in a hastily arranged vote that marks the first major domestic setback for the ruling conservatives and follows street protests by tens of thousands of women.

Frenchwoman who received first face transplant dies

Frenchwoman who received first face transplant dies Tue, 06 Sep, 2016

The world's first face transplant recipient, Frenchwoman Isabelle Dinoire, died in April "after a long illness", a hospital said Tuesday.
At least 12 dead in India from drinking tainted liquor

At least 12 dead in India from drinking tainted liquor Wed, 17 Aug, 2016

At least 12 people have died after drinking bootleg liquor in the eastern Indian state of Bihar, police said Wednesday.
China HIV leak violates patients' rights: WHO

China HIV leak violates patients' rights: WHO Tue, 19 Jul, 2016

 A leak of HIV carriers' identities in China was a violation of their "fundamental right", the World Health Organization said, after reports that hundreds of infected people were approached by telephone swindlers.
Hepatitis outstrips AIDS, TB as killer: report

Hepatitis outstrips AIDS, TB as killer: report Thu, 07 Jul, 2016

Virus-caused hepatitis has become a leading cause of death and disability in the world, killing more people in a year than AIDS, tuberculosis or malaria, a report said Thursday.
69 million children to face early death by 2030

69 million children to face early death by 2030 Tue, 28 Jun, 2016

The number of children who do not attend school is rising, child marriage has not dropped in decades and millions of young children will die mostly preventable deaths by 2030 if global poverty is not addressed, UNICEF said in a bleak report issued on Tuesday.
German nurse likely killed at least 33: investigators

German nurse likely killed at least 33: investigators Wed, 22 Jun, 2016

A German nurse jailed for life last year for murdering two patients is now a suspect in at least 33 more deaths, investigators said Wednesday, adding that he has admitted to have killed even more.
No food, no teachers, violence in failing Venezuela schools

No food, no teachers, violence in failing Venezuela schools Fri, 17 Jun, 2016

Maria Arias slipped her notebooks into her backpack, scrounged for a banana to share with her brother and sister, and set off for high school through narrow streets so violent taxis will not come here for any price. She hoped at least one of her teachers would show up.
Millions of Latin Americans could fall back into poverty: UN

Millions of Latin Americans could fall back into poverty: UN Wed, 15 Jun, 2016

A third of Latin Americans who have risen out of poverty over the past 15 years could fall back into it due to the region's recession, a UN report showed Tuesday.

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2017 will be a challenging year for Saudi Arabia, who is losing its leadership in the Middle East and faces looming economic challenges stemming from ...

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