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'Save Public Hospitals', French Health Workers Urge Macron

Thousands of French hospital workers demonstrated Thursday over years of cutbacks they say have harmed care in a country with a health system once the envy of the world.

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Trump Wants to Raise Minimum Age for Vaping to 21

U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday said he supported raising the minimum age for the purchase of e-cigarettes from 18 to 21 as part of a plan to curtail youth vaping.

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U.S. Lab Identifies Rare New HIV Strain

A U.S. healthcare company has identified a new subtype of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), and said the finding showed that cutting edge genome sequencing is helping researchers stay ahead of mutations.

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Garbage Crisis Brings Cholera to Yemen's Historic Taez

Mounds of stinking garbage line the streets of Yemen's historic city of Taez, once renowned as one of the most beautiful places in the country, but now torn apart by war.

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Top Writer Sinks TV Doctors Myth: 'They're Too Busy to Care'

Television medical dramas do not show how cynical and jaded doctors are in real life, doctor-turned-scriptwriting star Jed Mercurio said Wednesday. 

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Pope Warns Overeating is 'Avenue of Personal Destruction'

The pope on Wednesday contrasted the world's 820 million hungry people with those who turn food into "an avenue of personal destruction" through overeating, in comments to mark World Food Day.

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Ebola Virus Now Squeezed into 'Corner' of DR Congo, Says WHO

Efforts to halt an Ebola epidemic in the Democratic Republic of Congo have made "significant progress", with the virus now contained to a far smaller and mainly rural area, the World Health Organization (WHO) said Thursday.

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Paralysed Man Walks again with Brain-Controlled Exoskeleton

A French man paralysed in a night club accident can walk again thanks to a brain-controlled exoskeleton in what scientists said Wednesday was a breakthrough providing hope to tetraplegics seeking to regain movement.

The patient trained for months, harnessing his brain signals to control a computer-simulated avatar to perform basic movements before using the robot device to walk.

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Vaping-Linked Lung Injury Kills 18, Sickens 1,080 in US

The number of patients suffering from probable lung injury associated with e-cigarette use has surged to more than a thousand, US health authorities said Thursday, while the death toll from the outbreak now stands at 18.

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10-Fold Surge in S. Africa Teens Treated for HIV

The number of young people in South Africa receiving treatment for HIV has increased 10-fold within a decade, a major new study has found.

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