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WHO Maps Dangerous Misuse of Antibiotics

The World Health Organization warned Monday that antibiotics consumption is dangerously high in some countries while a shortage in others is spurring risky misuse, driving the emergence of deadly superbug infections. 

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China Mulls $720,000 Fine for Faking Vaccine Tests after Scandal

Chinese vaccine manufacturers who falsify test results or break other rules could be fined up to $720,000 under a new law proposed after a scandal that fulled public fears over domestically made medicine.

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14 Million 'on Brink of Famine' in Yemen

Thirty-five Yemeni and international NGOs called Wednesday for an "immediate cessation of hostilities" in Yemen, where they warned 14 million people were now "on the brink of famine."

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Superbugs to 'Kill Millions' by 2050 Unless Countries Act

Millions of people in Europe, North America and Australia will die from superbug infections unless countries prioritise fighting the growing threat posed by bacteria immune to most known drugs, experts predicted Wednesday. 

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Superbugs Killed 33,000 Europeans in 2015

Drug-resistant bacteria killed more than 33,000 people in the European Union in 2015, according to new research published this week warning that superbugs were "threatening modern healthcare."

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Ebola Death Toll in DR Congo Rises to 180

The Ebola outbreak in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo has claimed 180 lives, according to the health ministry, with 10 more reported deaths in recent days.

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Pressure Builds on Int'l Labor Organization to Cut Tobacco Ties

More than 100 groups urged the International Labor Organization to stop taking money from tobacco companies as the U.N. body prepared Wednesday to once again debate the controversial issue.

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France Launches Nationwide Probe into Baby Arm Deformations

France has launched a nationwide probe into incidents of babies being born with either missing or malformed arms after abnormal rates of deformations were detected in several regions of the country, a top public health official said Wednesday.

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11 More Cases of Babies Born with Deformed Arms in France

Eleven more cases of babies born with missing or malformed arms in France have come to light, the public health authority said Tuesday, adding to a medical phenomenon for which no cause has been found.

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Dogs Can be Trained to Sniff Out Malaria

Dogs can be trained to sniff out certain cancers, people at risk of a diabetic coma and now, children with malaria just by smelling their socks, researchers said Monday.

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