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Obama declares health insurance a 'right' Sat, 17 Aug, 2013

U.S. President Barack Obama says the U.S. is "well on the way" to implementing the Affordable Care Act - also known as "Obamacare" - providing low-cost heath insurance for millions of Americans.
New H7N9 bird flu death confirmed in China

New H7N9 bird flu death confirmed in China Tue, 13 Aug, 2013

A Chinese man infected with the deadly H7N9 avian influenza died of multiple organ failure, taking the number of deaths due to the new type of bird flu to 44 in the country. 
Camels can contract MERS virus, study suggests

Camels can contract MERS virus, study suggests Thu, 08 Aug, 2013

Camels have been accused of infecting humans with Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS), the deadly coronavirus that emerged last year in the Arabian peninsula. 

New malaria vaccine shows promise Thu, 08 Aug, 2013

U.S. researchers say they have successfully tested a malaria vaccine on a small group of volunteers. The researchers say the vaccine is safe, that it caused a response in the volunteers' immune systems and that it protects against malaria infection in healthy adults. 

Cocoa tied to improved brain function in some elderly Thu, 08 Aug, 2013

Older people with impaired blood flow to their brains saw improvements in thinking skills after drinking two cups of cocoa every day for a month, in a new study.
Kidney disease 'biggest threat' for diabetics

Kidney disease 'biggest threat' for diabetics Fri, 25 Jan, 2013

Keeping your kidneys healthy could be one of the best ways to extend your life if you have diabetes, researchers have suggested.The University of Washington study found that having kidney disease meant a much higher risk of early death.

Unplanned pregnancies may be on rise in military

Unplanned pregnancies may be on rise in military Thu, 24 Jan, 2013

(CNN) -- Despite access to free contraceptives, unplanned pregnancies are a rising problem for women in the U.S. military, according to a new study.
Nearly 11% of more than 7,000 active-duty women surveyed by the Department of Defense in 2008 reported an unplanned pregnancy during the previous year. That's 50% higher than the average rate in the United States, the study authors say. The study, publishing next month in the journal Obstetrics & Gynecology, also notes that the rate has increased since 2005.

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UK parliament terror attack

Four people were killed and 20 injured in a "terrorist" attack at the gates of British democracy Wednesday when a man mowed down pedestrians, then sta ...

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