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Thousands of Yemen Dialysis Patients Risk Dying

Thousands of Yemenis suffering from kidney failure risk dying unless dialysis centers in the war-torn country receive more supplies and their staff are paid, the Red Cross said Tuesday.

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Britain Hits Back at Trump over Attack on Healthcare System

Britain reacted angrily on Monday to a tweet from U.S. President Donald Trump attacking its public healthcare system in the latest spat to strain U.S.-UK ties, casting further doubt on his possible visit to London.

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Decriminalize Pot, Says German Police Union

A German police union on Monday called for the "complete decriminalization" of marijuana use in the country, saying current policy was neither "intelligent nor productive" for society.

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As Cancer Survival Rate Grows, So Does Number of New Cases

Even as cancer treatment improves and survival rates go up, so too does the number of people afflicted with the deadly disease, experts said ahead of World Cancer Day.

The 14 million new cancer cases worldwide recorded in 2012 will balloon to 24 million within two decades, outstripping the increase in global population, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).

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Fuel Shortage Closes Seven Gaza Medical Centers

Seven medical centers in Gaza have stopped services due to lack of fuel to power generators, the health ministry in the Palestinian enclave said, two days after a hospital took similar steps.

Ashraf al-Qudra, spokesman for the ministry in Hamas-run Gaza, said the health situation had entered an "unprecedented stage" due to an electricity crisis.

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Lassa Fever Kills 21 in Nigeria

Twenty-one people have died from Lassa fever in Nigeria this month, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control said on Wednesday, in the latest outbreak in Africa's most populous nation.

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U.S. Senate Defeats Bill Banning Late-Term Abortion

U.S. Senate Democrats blocked a controversial measure Monday that would ban and criminalize abortion after 20 weeks of pregnancy, scuttling a longtime priority of conservatives in Congress.

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Heart Attack Risk Rises 6x in Week Post-Flu

People who get the flu may face a six-fold higher risk of heart attack in the week following infection, said a study Wednesday that bolsters the need for widespread vaccinations against the flu.

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German Serial Killer Nurse Charged with 97 More Murders

A German male nurse serving a life term for killing six hospital patients with lethal drugs out of "boredom" will face trial for another 97 murders, prosecutors said Monday.

The third trial of Niels Hoegel, 41, accused of being the worst serial killer in German post-war history, is expected to start later this year, a court spokesman in the northern city of Oldenburg told AFP.

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After Two-Year Wait, Uganda Gets Its New Cancer Machine

Uganda's only radiotherapy machine was officially replaced Friday, nearly two years after the previous one broke down, giving hope to cancer patients who had been denied a crucial tool against the disease.

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