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Madagascar plague outbreak kills 24, triggering WHO fears

Madagascar plague outbreak kills 24, triggering WHO fears Sun, 01 Oct, 2017

The World Health Organisation said Sunday it was boosting its response to a plague outbreak in Madagascar that has killed 24 people, as the government banned public meetings to reduce infections.
UN calls for aid to feed 320,000 refugees in Tanzania

UN calls for aid to feed 320,000 refugees in Tanzania Sun, 27 Aug, 2017

The United Nations World Food Program says it has reduced food rations for 320,000 refugees living in northwest Tanzania as a result of funding shortfalls.
Dutch police make arrests in contaminated eggs case

Dutch police make arrests in contaminated eggs case Thu, 10 Aug, 2017

Dutch police arrested two suspects on Thursday as part of an investigation into the illegal use of a potentially harmful insecticide in the poultry industry, the Dutch prosecution service said.

Three US senators balk at health bill, putting reform in jeopardy

Three US senators balk at health bill, putting reform in jeopardy Fri, 28 Jul, 2017

US Republican efforts to reform health care hit a roadblock Thursday when three senators threatened to oppose a partial repeal of Obamacare unless House leaders pledged to negotiate further -- but that demand later appeared to be met.
Tunisians protest for right not to fast during Ramadan

Tunisians protest for right not to fast during Ramadan Sun, 11 Jun, 2017

Dozens of Tunisians demonstrated Sunday to demand the right to eat and drink in public during the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan and to protest against non-fasters being arrested.

Trump celebrates health vote win with jubilant Republicans

Trump celebrates health vote win with jubilant Republicans Thu, 04 May, 2017

Declaring it "an unbelievable victory," President Donald Trump delayed his first trip home to New York as president to celebrate House passage Thursday of legislation undoing much of former President Barack Obama's health law, a top campaign promise and a long-sought GOP goal.

Suspected meningitis epidemic kills 745 in Nigeria

Suspected meningitis epidemic kills 745 in Nigeria Wed, 19 Apr, 2017

A meningitis outbreak in Nigeria has killed 745 people, an increase of more than 50 percent in barely a week, officials said Wednesday, sounding the alarm over the feared epidemic.
Donald Trump's US healthcare bill withdrawn

Donald Trump's US healthcare bill withdrawn Fri, 24 Mar, 2017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