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S. Africa 'Prophet' Fined for Spraying Insecticide on Followers

A South African court has fined a self-styled prophet who sprayed his followers in the face with insecticide as a supposed cure for illness.

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Bird Flu Outbreak at Dutch Farm

More than 36,000 animals have been slaughtered after an outbreak of highly contagious bird flu was detected at a Dutch poultry farm, the agriculture ministry said on Monday.

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Diarrhea Kills 26 Congolese in Ugandan Refugee Camp

Twenty-six Congolese refugees at a fast-growing camp in western Uganda died from acute diarrhea in just three days, the U.N. said Thursday.

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Indian Surgeons Remove 'Heaviest Recorded' Brain Tumor

Indian surgeons who removed a massive brain tumor in a marathon seven-hour procedure said Thursday it could be the heaviest ever recorded.

Santlal Pal, a 31-year-old shopkeeper, had been carrying around a tumor weighing nearly two kilos before the surgery on February 14.

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Study Says No-Sweat Exercise May Prolong Life for the Elderly

A few hours a week of light exercise -- walking the dog, puttering about in the garden -- lower the risk of death in older men, even if workouts are brief, researchers said Tuesday.

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Malawi Cholera Outbreak Kills Nine

A cholera outbreak in Malawi described as "very difficult to contain" has claimed nine lives and affected a total of 541 people nationwide, health officials said on Tuesday.

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Camel-Based Baby Formula to Hit Shelves in Dubai

A UAE-based company has unveiled what it calls the world's first camel-based baby formula, an instant powder mix aimed mainly at infants allergic to cow's milk.

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China Confirms First Human Case of H7N4 Bird Flu

China has confirmed the first human case of H7N4 bird flu, prompting Hong Kong to issue a health warning for those travelling to the mainland during the busy Lunar New Year holiday.

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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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