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Iran Up, U.S. Down: Height Study Charts Global Health

South Korean women and Iranian men are significantly taller than they were 100 years ago but Americans have barely grown, according to a new study Tuesday that reflects nutritional and environmental factors.

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Human Tests Start on Controversial Brazil Cancer Pill

Human testing started Monday in Brazil on a controversial anti-cancer medicine that has been distributed in the country for years without having gone through proper trials.

The drug, a synthetic phosphoethanolamine known widely as "the cancer pill," was beginning testing with 10 patients at the Sao Paulo Cancer Institute, the Sao Paulo state health department said.

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Europe's Medicine Watchdog Okays Preventive AIDS Pill

Europe's medicines watchdog said Friday it has recommended the licensing of the first-ever AIDS prevention pill for the European Union.

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Researchers Warn of No Quick HIV Cure

Researchers on Tuesday praised progress made towards developing an HIV cure, but said it was impossible to tell when or even if a cure for the devastating epidemic would be found.

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China HIV Leak Violates Patients' Rights

A leak of HIV carriers' identities in China was a violation of their "fundamental right", the World Health Organization said, after reports that hundreds of infected people were approached by telephone swindlers.

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HIV/AIDS Still Top Killer of African Adolescents

HIV/AIDS remains the leading cause of death among Africans aged between 10 and 19, UNICEF chief Anthony Lake said Monday at the start of a major international conference on the virus.

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Biden Announces 'Unprecedented' U.S.-Australia Cancer Database

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden on Sunday unveiled a series of agreements between the U.S. and Australia to create an "unprecedented" international research database of cancer patients as he kicked off a three-day visit in Melbourne.

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First Case of Zika Spread by Sex from Woman to Man

The first known case of a woman spreading the Zika virus to a man during unprotected sex was reported on Friday in New York City, health authorities said.

Until now, experts were aware only of cases in which men spread the virus to their partners during sex, as well as transmission by mosquito bites.

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Study: Being Overweight, Obese Cuts Lifespan by One to 10 Years

Being overweight shaves about a year off one's life expectancy, a price which soars to about 10 years for the severely obese, a large-scale study reported Thursday.

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Peru Declares Zika Emergency Across Half of Country

Peruvian officials on Wednesday declared a Zika health emergency across the northern half of their country after confirming that 102 people have been infected with the virus.

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