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Mexico Detects Measles in British Tourist

Mexican health officials have confirmed a case of measles in a British woman who arrived in the country's touristic Caribbean coast a week ago, authorities said on Saturday.

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Pakistan Man Murders HIV Positive Wife in Epidemic-Hit South

A Pakistani man killed his HIV positive wife Wednesday in southern Pakistan, where hundreds of people have tested positive for the virus in recent weeks, stirring panic and casting a light on the country’s dismal public health standards.  

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Pence Calls on U.S. Supreme Court to Take Up 'Selective' Abortion

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence on Tuesday urged the Supreme Court to take up a case about abortions based on sex, race or potential disability of the fetus, after the high court sidestepped the issue.

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Netflix Could Reconsider Investment in Georgia over Abortion Law

Netflix on Tuesday became the first major studio to say it would reconsider its investment in Georgia should a controversial abortion law in the U.S. state, known as the Hollywood of the South, go into effect.

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French Watchdog Bans Sale of Common Pesticide

The French food safety agency ANSES on Tuesday barred the sale of epoxiconazole, a widely-used pesticide, citing a "worrying danger" to humans.

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U.S. Supreme Court Rules on Abortion Case but Sidesteps Wider Issue

The U.S. Supreme Court weighed in on the explosive issue of abortion on Tuesday, upholding part of an Indiana law that requires the remains of aborted fetuses to be cremated or buried but sidestepping a separate case on the legality of the procedure.

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Study Suggests e-Cigarette Flavorings May Pose Heart Risk

E-cigarettes aren't considered as risky as regular cigarettes, but researchers have found a clue that their flavorings may be bad for the heart.

Longtime smokers who can't kick the addiction sometimes switch to e-cigarettes, in hopes of avoiding the cancer-causing chemicals in tobacco smoke.

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Near Turkey, Displaced Syrians Spend First Homeless Ramadan

Outside her makeshift tent, Syrian mother Mona Mutayr lays out a frugal meal of potatoes and cucumber as her family marks their first Ramadan since being displaced by war.

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Over 600 People Test HIV Positive in Pakistan City

Pakistan said on Sunday over 600 people, most of them children, had tested HIV positive in a city in southern Sindh province.

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Novartis Gets US Approval for $2.1 Million Gene Therapy

Swiss pharmaceutical company Novartis on Friday announced it had received US regulatory approval for a gene therapy that treats a rare childhood disorder and has a price tag of $2.1 million, making it the most expensive drug in history.

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