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  • Court clears German safety body in breast implant scare

    A French appeals court on Thursday cleared German safety standards body TUV of liability in a faulty breast implant scandal, meaning hundreds of women will have to pay back damages they received. The ruling overturns a decision by a lower French court in 2013 which had found TUV liable and ordered…

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  • Ice cream for primates as Europe feels the heat

    A blistering heatwave sweeping through Europe on Wednesday brought blackouts to France and fears of heat stroke for Wimbledon tennis fans, but meant a range of interesting ice creams for the continent's zoo animals. With temperatures pushing 40 degrees Celsius (104 degrees Fahrenheit), the UN…

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  • Chinese people getting 'taller and fatter'

    Adult obesity rates reached 9.6 percent in 2012, more than doubling over a decade, the National Health and Family Planning Commission said in a report on national nutrition and chronic diseases. "The problem of overweight and obesity is rising sharply as the dietary make-up has changed," Wang…

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  • Spain warns of risk to elderly as it bakes in heatwave

    Spain remained locked in a heat wave on Tuesday with most of the country on high alert for forest fires and the elderly urged to take extra care. Spain's national weather office put 40 of the nation's 50 provinces on either "yellow" or "orange" alert due to the scorching temperatures which are…

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  • Ciguatera fish poisoning more common than thought

    Tracy Calvert was vacationing in the Bahamas last December when she ate the almond-crusted grouper that changed her life. The illness is caused by a toxin that can be found in some large saltwater fish, including barracuda, grouper and amberjack. Researchers found that in Florida, cases of…

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  • US Supreme Court halts Texas abortion clinics closure

    The US Supreme Court on Monday temporarily halted the closure of most of the abortion clinics in Texas, two days before rules forcing them to shut their doors were due to go into effect. Abortion providers said the rules -- which included requiring clinics to follow costly hospital-like building…

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  • Longer schooling brakes AIDS spread

    Longer schooling seems to be an effective and affordable way to cut the risk of HIV infection in AIDS-endemic countries, according to the results of a study in Botswana published Monday. Data collected among 7,018 people in Botswana found that an extra year of secondary schooling lowered the risk…

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  • Sierra Leone will jail Ebola law violators

    One of the three districts of Sierra Leone where new cases of Ebola have been recorded will jail those who break a new emergency by-law designed to prevent the spread of the disease, an official said Sunday. The District Ebola Response Centre Coordinator, Raymond Kabia said "a high-level…

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  • Dalai Lama urges happiness and peace at Glastonbury

    The Dalai Lama made his first appearance at Glastonbury on Sunday, spending an hour in the rain addressing festival-goers on how the world could be a happier place. The elderly Buddhist monk hailed the "full joy" of the revellers present, and got into the spirit himself by wearing a Glastonbury…

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  • Pro-choice drone to fly into Catholic Poland

    A Dutch women's rights group said Thursday it will fly a drone carrying abortion pills into Poland this weekend to highlight the staunchly Catholic country's restrictive abortion laws. The drone will set off from the German city of Frankfurt an der Oder, fly over the river to the bordering Polish…

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  • Polish parliament passes law regulating IVF

    Poland's parliament adopted a law Thursday on in vitro fertilisation (IVF), which was previously allowed in the mostly Catholic country but remained unregulated because of opposition from the right and the Church. Lawmakers voted 261 in favour and 176 against with six abstentions for the law,…

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  • South Korea unveils $14 bn stimulus package to spur growth

    South Korea on Thursday announced a $14 billion stimulus package to boost its troubled economy, hammered by the deadly MERS outbreak which has dented consumer spending and business sentiment. In announcing the 15 trillion won programme -- which follows a central bank interest rate cut to a record…

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  • Blood, saliva prototype finds most oral cancers

    A new test that uses blood and saliva to detect head and neck cancers has shown promise in a small number of patients, researchers said Wednesday. While it will likely be years before the test is available to the public, the findings by researchers at Johns Hopkins University have raised hope for…

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  • Protein may yield early detection of pancreatic cancer

    Scientists said Wednesday they had identified a marker in blood for pancreatic cancer, raising hopes for a test that would allow earlier diagnosis of this deadly disease. A research team from the United States and Europe said people with cancer of the pancreas had a protein called glypican-1…

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  • Ebola setback for Sierra Leone as capital records new cases

    Sierra Leone's capital Freetown has suffered a fresh outbreak of Ebola, dashing hopes that health authorities in the densely-populated city of 1.2 million had beaten the deadly epidemic. The government's National Ebola Response Centre (NERC) told AFP late on Tuesday three cases had emerged in the…

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  • Nestle tries to win Indian hearts after Maggi noodle ban

    Nestle chief Paul Bulcke says he has drawn the lessons from India's shock ban on its Maggi instant noodles over a health scare and is now trying to salvage the image of the world's top food company. Bulcke insisted that its hugely popular Maggi brand was 100 percent safe, saying that packaged food…

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  • Ebola epidemic was disaster for malaria control: study

    Untreated malaria in Guinea surged as a result of the Ebola scare and probably caused far more deaths than the dreaded haemorrhagic fever itself, doctors reported Wednesday. Tens of thousands shunned seeking help for malaria, fearing infection from people with Ebola or confinement if they showed…

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