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AIDS Deaths Down a Third since 2010, Says UN

HIV-related deaths last year fell to around 770,000 -- some 33 percent lower than in 2010 -- the United Nations said Tuesday, but warned that global efforts to eradicate the disease were stalling as funding dries up.

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Pastor Confirmed with Ebola as Disease Spreads in DR Congo

The first case of Ebola has been confirmed in Goma, the biggest city to have been affected by the disease since its outbreak in eastern DR Congo last August, the health ministry said on Sunday.

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Frenchman at Heart of Legal Dispute Dies after Life Support Ends

A Frenchman at the center of a bitter right-to-die legal feud that has raged for a decade passed away in hospital on Thursday after doctors removed his life support, his family said.

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U.S. Court to Decide Future of Obamacare

Former U.S. president Barack Obama's signature healthcare law, which has insured tens of millions of Americans, went before a federal appeals court Tuesday in a high-stakes case whose outcome could play a major role in the 2020 presidential campaign.

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Malaria Surges Back in Crisis-Hit Venezuela

The sweltering heat of the Venezuelan forest makes no difference to Jose Gregorio, who trembles with a cold chill. "I have pain everywhere, fever," he stammers. 

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Canopy Growth CEO Stepping Down, Cannabis Company Says

Canopy Growth announced the departure of its co-CEO Wednesday in a surprise leadership shakeup at the world's largest legal cannabis company.

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U.S. Biopharmacy Company AbbVie to Buy Botox Maker Allergan for Around $63 Billion

U.S. biopharmacy company AbbVie said on Tuesday it had agreed to buy Allergan, the maker of Botox, in a stock and cash operation worth about $63 billion.

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Bangladesh 'Tree Man' Wants Hands Amputated to Relieve Pain

A Bangladeshi known as the "Tree Man" because of bark-like growths on his body said Monday he wanted his hands amputated to relieve him of unbearable pain.

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French Right-to-Die Case Lands in Top Appeal Court

France's highest appeals court will on Monday begin considering whether a man who has been in a vegetative state for a decade should have been put back on life support -- the latest chapter in a wrenching right-do-die case that has divided the country.

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U.N. Security Council Calls for Protection of Disabled in War Zones

The U.N. Security Council approved Thursday its first resolution calling for protection of disabled people during armed conflicts.

The appeal follows moving testimony in April from Nujeen Mustafa, a young Syrian with cerebral palsy, who trekked with a wheelchair from her homeland all the way to Germany as a refugee. She urged the council to focus more on Syria's "invisible" disabled people.

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