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Millions of Yemenis in 'Desperate' Health Situation

Millions of Yemenis face a "desperate" health situation on top of the ravages of war, the humanitarian group Doctors Without Borders (MSF) said Monday.

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Sri Lanka Scraps Private Medical College amid Protests

Sri Lanka announced Sunday the closure of a private medical college at the center of a long-running controversy over teaching standards.

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Indian Doctors Separate Twins Joined at the Head

Doctors in India have successfully separated conjoined twin boys who were attached at the skull in a marathon surgical procedure that lasted more than 36 hours and involved 40 doctors.

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Hope for Noma Disease Victims Left without Faces in I.Coast

For 17 of her 20 years, Flora Doume has hidden from the world. Now she nervously waits for the operation to repair her ravaged face, restoring her hope for a normal life.

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Anti-Stroke Drugs also Protect against Dementia

People with heart trouble who take blood-thinning medication to avoid strokes may also significantly reduce their risk of dementia, a study published Wednesday said.

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Tens of Thousands in Jail as India Prohibition Bites

Prem Prakash and his sharp-eyed team cause impatient queues at the border of India's Bihar state where a hard-hitting alcohol ban has left tens of thousands in jail and drawn the national spotlight.

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Madagascar Plague Deaths Hit 94, 1,100 Suspected Cases, Says WHO

The death toll from a plague outbreak in Madagascar has risen to 94, with the number of suspected cases jumping to more than 1,100, the World Health Organization said Friday.

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U.N.: 15,000 Under Fives Die from Preventable Illnesses Each Day

Despite a dramatic fall in the infant mortality rate, 15,000 children aged under five still die each day around the world from preventable diseases, a U.N. report said Thursday.

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New Delhi Shuts Power Plant in Fight against Diwali Smog

India's environmental watchdog shut down a coal-fired power plant and banned the use of diesel generators in New Delhi as air quality plummeted in the world's most polluted capital on Wednesday, the start of the Diwali festival.

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Scientists May Have Found a Cause of Dyslexia

A duo of French scientists said Wednesday they may have found a physiological, and seemingly treatable, cause for dyslexia hidden in tiny light-receptor cells in the human eye.

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