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The foundation run by former Microsoft boss Bill Gates and his wife Melinda has pledged $5.7 million towards a program to increase production of...

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The European Commission is set to announce protective measures to contain a "highly contagious" strain of bird flu discovered at a poultry farm in...

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According to British experts, a Mediterranean diet may be a better way of tackling obesity than calorie counting. Writing in the Postgraduate Medical Journal (PMJ),...

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Martin Salia, surgeon from Sierra Leone, who is critically ill with Ebola, has arrived in the US for treatment. Dr. Martin Salia, who has US...

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According to Dutch researchers, taking vitamin B12 and folic acid supplements does not seem to cut the risk of developing dementia in healthy people. In...

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The Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo has ended after three months, the country's health minister says. The current outbreak claimed at least...

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The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has announced that a "major milestone" in the battle to eliminate polio globally has been reached. CDC experts think...

Clinical trials for an effective Ebola treatment are to start in West Africa in December

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Clinical trials for an effective Ebola treatment are to start in West Africa in December. The medical charity Medicins Sans Frontieres (MSF), which has been...

The Ebola outbreak death toll has risen to 5,160

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The Ebola outbreak death toll has risen to 5,160, the World Health Organization (WHO) has announced in a new report. The frequency of new cases...

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Health workers treating Ebola patients at a clinic in Sierra Leone have gone on strike, protesting about the government's failure to pay an agreed...

The Double Donut burger contains nearly 100 percent of a woman's recommended daily calorie intake at 1,996 calories

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UK’s pub chain Hungry Horse has been criticized for creating the Double Donut burger containing nearly 100% of a woman's recommended daily calorie intake...

Lara Logan is being quarantined in a South Africa hotel for 21 days as a precaution after visiting Ebola patients in Liberia

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CBS News’s correspondent Lara Logan is being quarantined in a South Africa hotel for 21 days as a precaution after visiting an American-run hospital...

Hundreds of children had been exposed to chemicals in laundry detergent pods in 2012 and 2013

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A new study has found that US poison control centers received more than 17,000 calls - or about one per hour - about children...

Drinking spearmint tea twice a day reduced levels of androgen or male hormones

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According to Turkish researchers, spearmint tea may help to control excessive hair growth in women. Drinking spearmint tea twice a day reduced levels of androgen...

Nearly 5,000 people out of about 14,000 cases have been killed by Ebola, most of them in Liberia

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An emergency fund has been set up by top African business leaders to help countries hit by the Ebola outbreak. After a meeting in Addis...

The Supreme Court will hear a second legal challenge to President Barack Obama's signature 2010 healthcare law

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A second legal challenge to President Barack Obama's signature 2010 healthcare law (ObamaCare) will be reviewed by the Supreme Court, the court has said. The...

Stem cells can be used to heal brain damages caused by Parkinson's disease

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According to Swedish scientists, stem cells can be used to heal the damage in the brain caused by Parkinson's disease. They said their study on...

Teresa Romero became the first person known to have contracted Ebola outside West Africa in the latest outbreak

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Teresa Romero, the Spanish nurse who became the first person known to have contracted Ebola outside West Africa in the latest outbreak, has given...

Brittany Maynard suffered from a terminal brain cancer

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Terminally ill cancer patient Brittany Maynard, whose viral YouTube video reignited the debate on assisted-suicide, ended her life on November 1. Brittany Maynard, 29, and...

Canada has decided to suspend visa applications from residents and passport-holders from West African countries in the grip of the Ebola outbreak

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Canada has decided to suspend visa applications from residents and passport-holders from West African countries in the grip of the Ebola outbreak. The decision follows...

Doctors Without Borders has 270 international and 3,000 locally hired staff in Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone

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Doctors Without Borders has warned some mandatory Ebola quarantine measures in the US are having a "chilling effect" on its work. The charity group has...

Kaci Hickox returned to the US from Liberia on October 24, landing at Newark International Airport

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Nurse Kaci Hickox has defied the Ebola quarantine order, leaving her house in Maine for a brief bike ride. She returned from treating Ebola patients...

Pfizer’s vaccine Trumenba protects against serogroup B, one of five forms of bacterial meningitis

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The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved a vaccine for the first time for the deadly type of meningitis that affected the students at...

Liberia is the country hardest hit in the Ebola outbreak

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Liberia, the country hardest hit in the Ebola outbreak, is seeing a decline in the spread of infections, the World Health Organization (WHO) has...

Google’s technology combines disease-detecting nanoparticles, which would enter a patient's bloodstream via a swallowed pill, with a wrist-worn sensor

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Google is working on a technology to detect cancer and heart attack. The technology combines disease-detecting nanoparticles, which would enter a patient's bloodstream via a...