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A new therapy could profoundly improve cystic fibrosis patients' quality of life, say doctors. Patients suffering from cystic fibrosis often die before their 40s as...

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Liberia is Ebola-free, the World Health Organization (WHO) announces confirming the African country has had no new cases in 42 days. More than 4,700 deaths...

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Skin lightening creams have been banned in Ivory Coast due to health concerns, the health ministry says. The health ministry says "cosmetic lightening and hygiene...

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Artificial sweetener aspartame has sparked controversy since it was first approved for use in the 1980s, despite being one of the most thoroughly tested...

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PepsiCo has decided to remove controversial artificial sweetener aspartame from its Diet Pepsi in the US amid consumer concerns about its safety. Aspartame-free Pepsi cans...

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According to international specialists, physical activity has little role in tackling obesity and instead public health messages should squarely focus on unhealthy eating. In an...

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A new Ebola drug has cured monkeys infected with the virus, US researchers announced. Experimental drug TKM-Ebola-Guinea targets the Makona strain of the virus, which...

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Blue Bell has decided to recall all of its products because of a potentially lethal listeria contamination. In a statement, the Texas-based company said its...

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A new study shows that tweaking the brain's immune system with an arginine supplement has prevented mice developing dementia. The team at Duke University, in...

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According to a study published in the journal Neurology, people who have difficulty breathing while asleep (sleep apnea) are more likely to develop memory...

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Thirty thousands of cases of hummus produced by Sabra Dipping Co have been recalled due to possible contamination with listeria. The FDA announced the recall...

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According to the largest and most precise research, being overweight cuts the risk of dementia. British researchers admit they were surprised by the findings, which...

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Blue Bell Ice Cream has suspended operations at its Oklahoma plant after health officials linked the deaths of three people to contaminated ice cream. "We...

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Progeria campaigner Hayley Okines, who became known as the "100-year-old teenager", has died aged 17. Hayley Okines was born with Progeria, a rare condition that...

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The US researchers have developed personalized cancer vaccines that target unique genetic errors in a patient's tumor. Safety tests on three people, published in the...

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Guinea has declared a 45-day "health emergency" in five regions in the west and south-west of the country over Ebola. The restrictions include the quarantining...

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Sierra Leone authorities have imposed a three-day lockdown to curb the spread of Ebola, with the entire population ordered to stay at home. There is...

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Angelina Jolie has had her ovaries and fallopian tubes removed as a preventative measure against cancer. Writing in the New York Times, Angelina Jolie said...

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A British research carried out over the past 10 years appears to show that adults who usually sleep for less than six hours or...

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Eye experts warn people not to take pictures of March 20 solar eclipse on a smartphone because of blindness risk. The danger comes as people...

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According to a long-term Brazilian study, there is link between breastfeeding and intelligence. Children who are breast-fed for longer go on to become more intelligent,...

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Ten US healthcare workers are being evacuated from Sierra Leone after another aid worker back from the West African country had tested positive for...

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Burger King has decided to drop sugary soft drinks from kids' meals following similar moves by McDonald's and Wendy's earlier this year. The fast-food giant...

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Some of Blue Bell ice creams have been recalled after three people died in Kansas from a foodborne illness linked to the Texas icon's...

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A New Zealand farming body and dairy giant Fonterra have received letters threatening to poison milk formula with pesticide 1080. Federated Farmers and Fonterra received...