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Obesity Could Become Chief Avoidable Cancer Cause

Obesity could overtake smoking as the chief avoidable cause of cancer-related deaths, the world's largest independent funder of cancer research said Friday.

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U.N. and EU Say Food Insecurity Worsens as Conflicts Rage

The food security of around 124 million people worldwide was under acute threat at the end of last year, mostly because of worsening conflicts and drought, the U.N. and EU said Thursday.

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EU 'Biggest Donor' to Lebanese Health Sector

In the framework of its “continuous support” to the health sector in Lebanon, the European Union launched Wednesday the project "Healthy Family, Peaceful House," in al-Marj in the Bekaa.

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Report Highlights Deepening Venezuela Health Crisis

Venezuela's opposition-dominated Congress said Monday the country's deepening economic crisis has left hospitals lacking even the most basic medicines and surgical materials.

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House Call 2.0: Women GPs Bring Remote Care to Rural Pakistan

In a remote Pakistani village surrounded by lush green hills, Mohammad Fayyaz brings his two-year-old son to a clinic so that a female doctor sitting hundreds of kilometers away can examine him.

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The Flu Vaccine: A High-Stakes Gamble

It is a high-stakes gamble with thousands of human lives on the line.

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Madagascar's Hidden Leprosy Battle

Joseph Ralaiharo has lived cut off from society in a remote village in central Madagascar for more than half a century.

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Deadly Measles Outbreak as Philippines Reels from Vaccine Row

A health scare over a pioneering dengue vaccine is partly to blame for a decline in child immunization and a deadly measles outbreak in the Philippines, a senior health official said Tuesday.

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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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