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WHO seeks $56 million for Zika

The World Health Organization (WHO) sought $56 million on Wednesday in order to combat the Zika virus, a disease which causes severe birth defects. The virus has now spread to nearly 30 countries and territories.


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Florida teen booked for masquerading as a doctor

An 18-year-old in Florida has been charged for masquerading as a doctor. According to authorities, Malachi Love-Robinson opened his own clinic and posed as a doctor for the second time in a year without having a...


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Wake Forest University scientists print living body parts

In a breakthrough development, a combination of living cells and a special gel has been used by a team of researchers at Wake Forest University to print out living human body parts - including ears, muscles and jawbones.


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Dementia can be delayed or prevented: study

A team of researchers has said that dementia may be delayed or even prevented. The researchers found falling rates of vascular dementia in people who also happened to improve their heart health. The findings of the study...


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Zika effect: Kenya undecided about attending Rio Olympics

The head of National Olympic Committee of Kenya (NOCK) Kipchoge Keino on Tuesday said that the African nation might decide to not participate in the Rio Games because of Zika, but NOCK officials later said that it was...


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Concussion linked to long-term suicide risk

A new study has suggested that Adults who experience a concussion have a long-term suicide risk three times higher than those who do experience it. The study also said that the risk jumps to four times higher...


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Whooping cough protection fades after Tdap booster

A new study has found that a booster vaccine for whooping cough, which is required in many states of the US for middle school-aged children, fails to provide protection for a long time.


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Zika effect: Brazil may reform biosecurity law amid criticism

Brazil Cabinet chief's spokeswoman on Friday said that the officials will soon take a call over whether to amend the rigid procedures of the country for sharing Zika samples. The spokeswoman made the announcement...


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Now, it's ethical to test embryos from DNA of 3 people

The advisers to the US government on Wednesday recommended that it is ethical to test a new fertility technique that would prevent mothers from passing on congenital diseases by creating embryos from the DNA father, mother...


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Officials confirm sexually transmitted Zika case in Texas, first in US

Health officials in the US on Tuesday confirmed that a person in Texas has become infected with the Zika virus through sex. The detection of this case has raised fears in the US as it has become he first case of the illness...


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Zika virus outbreak worse than believed: Brazil

Brazil's Health Minister Marcelo Castro on Monday admitted that the outbreak of Zika virus in the country is proving to be worse than believed because most cases of this virus show no symptoms. The minister, however...


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CDC's Chipotle probe concludes, source not found

The probe by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention into two E. coli outbreaks that left several customers of Chipotle Mexican Grill has concluded. The crisis proved too much to handle for the chain as it wiped...


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'Youngest' conjoined twins separated at a Swiss hospital

A team of doctors in Switzerland has created history by separating an eight-day-old conjoined sisters. The sisters are believed to be the youngest babies to be separated successfully.


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Study unveils pros and cons of different breast cancer strategies

A new study will prove useful for those women who need clarity about the risks and benefits associated with different breast cancer-screening strategies. The new research paper published in the Annals of Internal...


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Planned Parenthood hails United Airlines for censoring pro-life website

Planned Parenthood has hailed United Airlines for blocking Wife Wi-Fi access to passenger to anti-abortion group Live Action's news website. On Wednesday, Planned Parenthood Action Fund tweeted that they agreed with a...


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Scientists get a better understanding of what triggers schizophrenia

In a major breakthrough, scientists have succeeded in detecting a molecular process in the brain that helps to trigger schizophrenia. The study was published on Wednesday in the journal Nature. The researchers...


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Check all adults for depression, USPSTF says in new guidelines

The US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) on Tuesday issued guidelines saying that all adults should be regularly checked for depression, especially pregnant women and new mothers.


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Tinder ends dispute with AIDS Health Foundation, agrees to add Health Safety

Dating app Tinder has resolved a long-standing feud with the Los Angeles based AIDS Health Foundation after agreeing to provide information about testing locations for sexually transmitted disease.


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Pharma industry seeks support from governments to fund new antibiotics

Almost 100 pharmaceutical companies and trade associations on Wednesday released a statement at the World Economic Forum in Davos urging the governments to help solve the problem of no new antibiotics by funding and creating...


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Slow heart rate not linked to early death risk

A new study has suggested that slow heart rate does not mean an increased risk of death. The researchers said that a typical heart rate for an adult at rest is 60 to 100 beats a minute, but in some people it's below...


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Trader Joe's recalls cashews over salmonella contamination

Trader Joe's on Monday recalled a line of cashews amid fears that it might be contaminated with salmonella. The retailer said it took the decision after being informed by a supplier that Trader Joe's Raw Cashew Pieces...


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Sierra Leone: More than 100 quarantined after Ebola death

Over 100 people have been quarantined in Sierra Leone after coming in contact with a woman who died last week due to Ebola, sending a warning that the disease could still spread, just as the deadliest outbreak was announced...


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Michigan governor seeks federal aid to tackle Flint water crisis

Michigan's attorney general on Friday opened an investigation into lead contamination in drinking water of Flint. It may be recalled that the governor had asked President Obama to declare a disaster as National...


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Olympus to recall, redesign medical scope linked to 'superbug' outbreaks

Olympus Corp., whose specialized medical scopes are linked to a series of deadly "superbug" outbreaks in the US, on Friday announced that it had decided to voluntarily recall and redesign the devices in an effort to prevent...


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WHO declares end of Ebola outbreak

In a positive development, World Health Organization (WHO) today announced that the outbreak of the deadly disease Ebola was over. The two-year Ebola epidemic killed 11,000 people and triggered a global health alert...


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Overdose fears lead to recall of two children's cough syrup

The US FDA has urged the parents to check the medicines of their children as two batches of children's cough syrup are removed from medical stores across the country. These syrups have been recalled due to overdose risk.


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'Affluenza' mom Tonya Couch posts bond: sheriff

The mother of a teenager in Texas who used an "affluenza" defence after killing four people in a drunken state has posted bond, the Tarrant County sheriff said on Monday. Sheriff Dee Anderson tweeted on Monday saying...


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Heartburn pills linked to increased risk of chronic kidney ailment

A new study has found that those who take popular heartburn pills known as proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) are more at risk of developing chronic kidney disease than those who don't use these drugs. This drug does not...


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Illumina, partners developing method to detect cancer via blood test

Gene sequencing company Illumina Inc is working to come up with a universal blood test which can help in identifying early-stage cancers in people who do not show any symptoms of the deadly disease. San Diego-based...


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Chipotle receives subpoena in federal inquiry into norovirus outbreak

A federal grand jury subpoena was served to Chipotle Mexican Grill on Sunday as part of a criminal investigation seeking information from Chipotle about a norovirus outbreak at a California restaurant. The move...


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