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Abou Faour Bans ZEIN Products and those Manufactured at LAVENDER SARL

Health Minister Wael Abou Faour announced on Tuesday that he will order the withdrawal of all products manufactured at LAVENDER SARL factory and all merchandises carrying the slogan ZEIN, LBCI reported.

Abou Faour said that the LAVENDER products do not meet the health and environmental standards, and ZEIN products, of controversial herb expert Zein al-Atat, do not maintain guaranteed quality.

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Total Liban Re-Launches 'Road Safety' Campaign to Educate Young Lebanese

Following the success of the “On the way to your safety” campaign launched in 2013, which educated 4000 primary school students on the main fundamentals of road safety, Total Liban has re-launched this Total group program for the 2014/2015 academic year with 4000 other children aged 6 to 13, a press release said on Tuesday.

Total Liban definitely places road safety at the heart of its priorities, hence its commitment to support the Lebanese youth and fight road hazards.

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Pakistan Suspends Health Officials for Wasting Vaccines Worth $3.7 mn

Pakistani authorities have suspended two health officials after $3.7 million worth of vaccines donated by UNICEF to protect children from deadly diseases were wasted, officials said Tuesday.

The pentavalent vaccines, which protect against five diseases with a single shot, spoiled because they were not stored at the proper temperature, officials said.

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Origins of AIDS Virus Strains Traced to Gorillas

Two of four strains of the virus that can cause AIDS come from gorillas in southwestern Cameroon, an international team of scientists reported in studies published Monday in the United States.

The new information means that researchers now know the origins of all strains of the HIV virus that occur in people.

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Global Ebola Conference Seeks End to W.Africa Outbreak

Leaders of Ebola-hit countries in west Africa will attend an international conference in Brussels Tuesday to mobilize a final push to end the outbreak and ensure the delivery of nearly $5 billion in aid pledges.

Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Sierra Leone President Ernest Bai Koroma and Alpha Conde of Guinea, the three countries hardest hit by the epidemic, will be joined by top officials from around the world for the EU-backed meeting.

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Penis Size: Researchers Provide the Long and Short of It

What is an "average" size for a penis?

The enduring question now has a scientific answer: 13.12 centimetres (5.16 inches) in length when erect, and 11.66 cm around, according to an analysis of more than 15,000 appendages around the world.

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N. Korea Reopens Borders after Ebola Travel Ban

North Korea has reopened its borders to tourists and lifted strict quarantine measures four months after it banned most foreign travel to the country due to fears over the deadly Ebola virus.

Tour agencies specialising in trips to the reclusive nation, said they had been told Tuesday the travel ban was over and they could resume bookings for March.

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3 Suspected Swine Flu Cases Detected in Tyre

Three suspected cases of swine flu were discovered in the southern city of Tyre, reported MTV on Monday.

It said that one of the patients' health “had declined dramatically.”

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Japan Men Sickened after Eating Poisonous Puffer Fish

Five Japanese men became sick after eating poisonous puffer fish, an official said Tuesday, the latest victims of a delicacy seen as sophisticated by fans and crazy by others.

The men, all in their 40s and 50s, dined at a restaurant in western Wakayama city on Friday night, the city's health official said.

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Japanese Firm behind Ebola Drug Says Tests Offer 'Hope'

The Japanese company behind an experimental Ebola treatment says it offers new hope for thousands of people infected with the deadly virus in west Africa, but acknowledged it is "not a miracle drug".

In their first comments to media since the release of early clinical trials last week, executives from Fujifilm's drug unit Toyama Chemical said the results were a "good first step" that could lead to larger and better-designed trials.

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