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Ebola 'stable' in Guinea - WHO Ebola 'stable' in Guinea - WHO 11/22/2014 08:33 AM
The deadly Ebola outbreak is now "stable" in Guinea, the country where the latest crisis began, the World Health Organization says.
Female bosses 'more depressed' Female bosses 'more depressed' 11/20/2014 09:59 AM
Women with job authority are more likely than men to display symptoms of depression, according to research in the US.
Obesity 'costing same as smoking' Obesity 'costing same as smoking' 11/20/2014 01:11 AM
The worldwide cost of obesity is about the same as smoking or armed conflict and greater than both alcoholism and climate change, research suggests.
Complex jobs 'may protect memory' Complex jobs 'may protect memory' 11/19/2014 06:41 PM
People with mentally taxing jobs, including lawyers and graphic designers, may end up having better memory in old age, research suggests.
Tenth of British men 'pay for sex' Tenth of British men 'pay for sex' 11/17/2014 05:45 PM
More than one in 10 men have paid for sex, according to a major study of British sexual habits.
Drowning: 'Hidden childhood killer' Drowning: 'Hidden childhood killer' 11/17/2014 07:02 AM
A World Health Organization report reveals drowning is one of the top 10 killers of children across the world.
S Africa to spend $2bn on Aids drugs S Africa to spend $2bn on Aids drugs 11/18/2014 06:46 AM
South Africa is to spend $2.2bn (£1.4bn) over two years on life-saving Aids drugs for public hospitals, a government minister says.
EU adopts new bird flu measures EU adopts new bird flu measures 11/17/2014 02:43 PM
The European Commission adopts protective measures to try to contain a bird flu outbreak after new cases in the Netherlands and UK.
Sierra Leone Ebola doctor dies in US Sierra Leone Ebola doctor dies in US 11/17/2014 10:32 AM
A surgeon from Sierra Leone who was being treated for Ebola in the US has died, a Nebraska hospital announces.
Concern over rising heart infection Concern over rising heart infection 11/18/2014 10:15 AM
Rates of a deadly infection of the heart have increased after guidelines advised against giving antibiotics to prevent it in patients at risk, research shows.

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Plague outbreak kills 40 people in Madagascar Plague outbreak kills 40 people in Madagascar 11/22/2014 04:22 AM
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- A plague outbreak has killed 40 people on the island nation of Madagascar, with 119 people diagnosed with the bacterial disease since August....
Mali: New Ebola case confirmed, 2 more suspected Mali: New Ebola case confirmed, 2 more suspected 11/22/2014 08:48 AM
BAMAKO, Mali (AP) -- Mali on Saturday confirmed a new case of Ebola and said two more suspected patients are being tested, raising concern about a further spread of the disease which has already killed at least five people in the country....
Pope meets with autistic children Pope meets with autistic children 11/22/2014 08:37 AM
VATICAN CITY (AP) -- Pope Francis tenderly embraced children with autism spectrum disorders, some of whom avoided meeting his gaze, during an audience Saturday aimed at offering solidarity to people living with the condition....
Locavore movement takes to deer hunting across US Locavore movement takes to deer hunting across US 11/22/2014 01:50 PM
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) -- A decades-long national decline in the number of hunters has prompted states to tap into a new group of hunters - people who demand locally produced food, but don't know the first thing about bagging a deer....
Cuban doctor arrives in Geneva for Ebola treatment Cuban doctor arrives in Geneva for Ebola treatment 11/21/2014 05:37 AM
BERLIN (AP) -- A Cuban doctor who contracted Ebola in Sierra Leone arrived in Switzerland for treatment and was able to walk off the transport plane, a Geneva medical official said Friday....
Report: Global obesity costs hits $2 trillion Report: Global obesity costs hits $2 trillion 11/20/2014 11:44 AM
LONDON (AP) -- The global cost of obesity has risen to $2 trillion annually - nearly as much as smoking or the combined impact of armed violence, war and terrorism, according to a new report released Thursday....
Bandits in Guinea steal suspected Ebola blood Bandits in Guinea steal suspected Ebola blood 11/21/2014 10:57 AM
CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) -- It was a highway robbery but the bandits got more than they bargained for when they stopped a taxi in Guinea and made off with blood samples that are believed to be infected with the deadly Ebola virus....
Officials downplay debates over Ebola aid response Officials downplay debates over Ebola aid response 11/20/2014 04:21 PM
NEW YORK (AP) -- U.S. officials on Thursday acknowledged disagreements over coordinating the international response to the Ebola epidemic in Liberia, but they say most issues are being worked out and the overall fight against the disease there seems to be succeeding....
Researcher who found cause of Lyme disease dies Researcher who found cause of Lyme disease dies 11/20/2014 01:36 PM
HAMILTON, Mont. (AP) -- The Swiss-born researcher who gained international recognition for discovering the bacteria that causes Lyme disease has died in western Montana....
Soaring generic drug prices draw Senate scrutiny Soaring generic drug prices draw Senate scrutiny 11/20/2014 06:34 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Some low-cost generic drugs that have helped restrain health care costs for decades are seeing unexpected price spikes of up to 8,000 percent, prompting a backlash from patients, pharmacists and now Washington lawmakers....
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