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4 renal patients die in Singapore hospital from hepatitis C

4 renal patients die in Singapore hospital from hepatitis C Tue, 06 Oct, 2015

A top public hospital in Singapore says four renal patients have died in one of its wards from hepatitis C and 18 others contracted the virus, likely from intravenous treatment.
3 scientists share Nobel Prize for medicine for work on parasitic diseases

3 scientists share Nobel Prize for medicine for work on parasitic diseases Mon, 05 Oct, 2015

The Nobel prize in medicine went Monday to three scientists hailed as "heroes in the truest sense of the word" for saving millions of lives with the creation of the world's leading malaria-fighting drug and another that has nearly wiped out two devastating tropical diseases.
60 mn people in sub-Saharan Africa risk famine: Red Cross

60 mn people in sub-Saharan Africa risk famine: Red Cross Mon, 05 Oct, 2015

Some 60 million people across sub-Saharan Africa are already going hungry and the situation could deteriorate dramatically as climate phenomena hike the risk of drought, the Red Cross said Monday.
7.5 million going hungry as Ethiopia crisis worsens

7.5 million going hungry as Ethiopia crisis worsens Fri, 02 Oct, 2015

The number of hungry Ethiopians needing food aid has risen sharply due to poor rains and the El Nino weather phenomenon with around 7.5 million people now in need, aid officials said Friday.

UK fraudster who faked coma to avoid trial is jailed Fri, 02 Oct, 2015

 A British fraudster who faked a coma to avoid prosecution has been jailed for obstructing justice.G
First 'female Viagra' approved in US

First 'female Viagra' approved in US Wed, 19 Aug, 2015

US regulators Tuesday approved the first "female Viagra," a drug known as Addyi that works on the brain to boost younger women's libido if they have lost interest in sex.
For fat loss, calories may matter more than fat or carbs

For fat loss, calories may matter more than fat or carbs Fri, 14 Aug, 2015

Want to lose body fat? At least initially, a diet low in fat may be better than one that limits carbohydrates, a U.S. study suggests.
11-year-old gives birth to girl in Paraguay

11-year-old gives birth to girl in Paraguay Thu, 13 Aug, 2015

An 11-year-old girl who was denied an abortion has given birth in Paraguay.
Chasing fair skin, Ivorians ignore whitening cream ban

Chasing fair skin, Ivorians ignore whitening cream ban Tue, 11 Aug, 2015

At just 26, Fatou's skin is marbled from layer on layer of whitening cream. Some even call her a "salamander" woman after the little reptile with light spots and translucent skin.
Chile takes first step towards legal abortion

Chile takes first step towards legal abortion Wed, 05 Aug, 2015

Chile's Congress took its first step toward legalizing abortion in some cases, a practice that has been legally banned for decades in the socially conservative nation.
Ebola vaccine trial proves 100% successful in Guinea

Ebola vaccine trial proves 100% successful in Guinea Fri, 31 Jul, 2015

An Ebola vaccine provided 100-percent protection in a field trial in hard-hit Guinea, researchers and officials said Friday, mooting "the beginning of the end" of the killer West African outbreak.
Canada approves abortion pill, joining 60 other countries

Canada approves abortion pill, joining 60 other countries Thu, 30 Jul, 2015

Canada has approved the use of the abortion pill mifepristone after three years of tests, the ministry of health said Thursday.
South Korea declares end to MERS outbreak

South Korea declares end to MERS outbreak Tue, 28 Jul, 2015

South Korea said Tuesday it is now virtually free of the deadly MERS virus that killed 36 people and sickened nearly 200 since an outbreak was declared in May.

Nigeria marks polio-free year, raising global eradication hopes Sat, 25 Jul, 2015

Nigeria marked its first year without a single case of polio on Friday, reaching a milestone many experts had thought would elude it as internal conflict hampered the battle against the crippling disease.
French teen in HIV remission 12 years after stopping treatments

French teen in HIV remission 12 years after stopping treatments Mon, 20 Jul, 2015

A French teenager born with HIV has been in remission for 12 years after stopping her medication, a world-first that renews hope for the prospect of early treatment, researchers said Monday.

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