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Third of Girls in South Asia Miss School during Periods

More than a third of girls in South Asia miss school during their periods, a report said Tuesday, with a lack of toilets and cultural taboos about menstruation among the factors impeding their education.

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Death Toll from Nipah Virus Outbreak in India Jumps to 10

The death toll from an outbreak of the rare Nipah virus in southern India has risen to at least 10, officials said Tuesday, with another 90 people quarantined to try to stem the spread of the disease.

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Nipah Virus Kills at Least Three in India, Sparks Alert

A deadly virus carried mainly by fruit bats has killed at least three people in southern India, sparking a statewide health alert Monday. 

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Abortion Clinics to Lose Funding under New Trump Rule

Anti-abortion activists won a major victory Friday when President Donald Trump's administration announced plans for a rule that would cut federal funding to hundreds of US clinics providing the service.

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WHO Says 'High Risk' Ebola Will Spread in DR Congo

An Ebola outbreak in Democratic Republic of the Congo has a high risk of spreading internally, the World Health Organization warned Friday ahead of a meeting on whether to declare it an event of international concern.

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Afghan Poverty Rises Sharply since NATO Combat Troops' Departure

Poverty has risen sharply in Afghanistan since the departure of NATO's combat troops in 2014, with more than half of the population now living below the poverty line, according to a national survey.

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Study Warns of Cholera Flare-Up in Beleaguered Yemen

War-torn Yemen, caught in what the UN terms the world's worst humanitarian crisis, risks a resurgence of cholera that could infect millions as the rainy season advances, researchers warned Friday.

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UK Admits 'Serious' Cancer Screening Failure for 450,000 Women

Britain on Wednesday admitted that a "serious failure" in its breast cancer screening program over nearly a decade led to 450,000 women missing out on invitations to their final tests -- and may have shortened the lives of up to 270 of them.

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Nigeria Bans Codeine Cough Syrups over Addiction Fears

Nigeria has banned cough syrups containing the painkiller codeine because of concern about misuse and addiction, the government said.

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Some Antidepressants May Be Linked to Dementia

Long-term use of certain anti-depressants have been linked to dementia in a large British study, researchers said Thursday, though they could not definitively conclude that the drugs were the cause.

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