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Doctor Found Guilty but Escapes Punishment in Spain 'Stolen Baby' Case

An elderly Spanish doctor escaped punishment on Monday in the country's first "stolen babies" trial, despite a court finding him guilty of taking a newborn baby from her mother for illegal adoption under the Franco dictatorship.

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HIV-Positive Mother Donates Liver to Save Her Child's Life

Faced with the only chance to save a child's life, doctors in South Africa have performed a medical first -- transplanting part of the liver from a HIV-positive mother to her HIV-negative child, it was announced Thursday.

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Suspected Cholera Cases Soar in Yemen's Hodeida

Suspected cholera cases have nearly tripled in the past three months in Hodeida, the Yemeni port city on the front line between a pro-government alliance and rebels, Save the Children said Tuesday.

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Nobel-Winning Therapy Weaponizes Immune System against Cancer

A revolutionary cancer treatment pioneered by the winners of the 2018 Nobel Prize for Medicine has been hailed as the future of fighting the disease -- and it has fewer devastating side effects than chemotherapy. 

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Family of Nut Allergy Victim Call for UK Law Change

The family of a British teenager who died from an allergic reaction to a sandwich called Friday for a change in the law on food labeling, as an inquest into her death ended.

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Yemen Doctors Despair as Babies Starve in 'Orphaned Province'

At Nasr Hospital's emergency room in the Yemeni city of Daleh, a little boy struggles to breathe. He is too tired, or too hungry, to cry.

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Cholera Outbreak in Nigeria Claims Nearly 100 Lives

A cholera outbreak in north-eastern Nigeria has claimed nearly 100 lives over the past two weeks, the United Nations said Saturday.

More than 3,000 cholera cases have been recorded in the states of Yobe and Borno in a region that is also grappling with a Boko Haram insurgency, it said.

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Most Nations to Miss UN Target on Chronic Diseases

More than half of all countries will likely fail to hit the UN target of reducing premature deaths from a quartet of chronic diseases by a third before 2030, researchers said Friday.

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Madagascar Says Plague Outbreak 'Under Control'

Madagascar's seasonal outbreak of plague, which has so far killed two people, is "under control", Health Minister Yoel Rantomalala said Thursday.

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Air Pollution Linked to Higher Risk of Dementia

Urban air pollution, mostly from vehicles, is associated with an increased risk of dementia, according to research published Wednesday.

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