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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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PM Modi Says India is 'Open-Defecation Free'

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday declared the country free of open defecation, a feat he said was a major milestone for a country of 1.3 billion people, despite skepticism about his bold claim.

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WHO Accused of Rationing Ebola Vaccine in DR Congo

Aid group Doctors Without Borders (MSF) on Monday accused the World Health Organization of rationing the Ebola vaccine in the Democratic Republic of Congo where more than 2,100 people have died of the deadly virus.

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Vaping-Related Illness Sickens over 500 in US

More than 500 people have been sickened in an outbreak of vaping-related illness in the United States, health authorities said Thursday, as Los Angeles became the latest city to take steps to ban flavored e-cigarettes.

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Vapes Spiked with Illegal Drugs Show Dark Side of CBD Craze

Jay Jenkins says he hesitated when a buddy suggested they vape CBD.

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Government Plans to Ban Flavors Used in e-Cigarettes

The federal government will act to ban thousands of flavors used in e-cigarettes, President Donald Trump said Wednesday, responding to a recent surge in underage vaping that has alarmed parents, politicians and health authorities nationwide.

The surprise White House announcement could remake the multibillion-dollar vaping industry, which has been driven by sales of flavored nicotine formulas such as "grape slushie" and "strawberry cotton candy."

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At Least Five Dead in US from Vaping-Related Lung Disease

At least five people have died in the United States after vaping, officials said Friday, in an outbreak that has sickened hundreds with severe pulmonary disease and left several teens in induced comas.

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U.S. State of Michigan Bans Flavored Vaping Products

The U.S. state of Michigan has announced a ban on flavored nicotine vaping products, amid growing concern among health authorities over the impact of a product long promoted as less harmful than smoking.

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