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Cholesterol Drug Reduces Death in Men Without Heart Disease

A cholesterol drug reduced by 28 percent the mortality rate among men who had high cholesterol but no heart disease, according to new research out Wednesday.

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Pen-Like Tool Helps Surgeons Spot Cancer Cells

One of the biggest worries for patients undergoing cancer surgery is whether surgeons will miss some of the diseased tissue.

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EU Says Lebanon among Nations Affected by Contaminated Eggs Scandal

A scandal involving eggs tainted by the insecticide fipronil has spread to 45 countries worldwide, including 19 beyond the European Union where the scare began, a top EU official said Tuesday.

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Good and Bad News on Aspirin and Colon Cancer

Daily aspirin use -- known to reduce the risk of colon cancer -- could also make the disease harder to treat if it does occur, researchers reported Wednesday. 

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Italian Doctors Baffled after Malaria Kills Four-Year Old

A four-year old girl has died of malaria after apparently contracting the disease in northern Italy in a case that has perplexed the medical world, doctors said Tuesday.

"I've never seen a case like it, it's a mystery. It shouldn't have been possible for her to get malaria," Claudio Paternoster, head of the infectious diseases department at the Santa Chiara hospital in Trento, told AFP.

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No Guns, No Smoking: Storm Shelter Texas-Style

No guns, no pets, no smoking: these are the rules at the Red Cross shelter in Winnie, Texas. Yet as super storm Harvey forces more and more Americans to flee their homes, few are complaining.

In this small town, a school cafeteria has been transformed into a clean, dry resting place for more than 400 people who may need it. Brisket with baked beans and potato salad was offered for dinner.

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Egg Scare Shows Flaws in Food Alert System

Recalls of unsafe food products often reach consumers too late or not at all, the campaign group Foodwatch said Thursday, calling for tighter oversight after a Europe-wide scare erupted over insecticide-tainted eggs.

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McDonalds to Limit Use of Antibiotics in Chicken Supply

McDonalds says it will start globally rolling back use of antibiotics in its chicken products from 2018 as part of efforts to curb microbial resistance to drugs and the rise of superbugs.

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Australian Researchers in Peanut Allergy Breakthrough

Australian researchers have reported a major breakthrough in the relief of deadly peanut allergy with the discovery of a long-lasting treatment they say offers hope that a cure will soon be possible.

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Yemen Cholera Cases Soar Past Half-Million

Cholera is believed to have affected more than 500,000 people and killed nearly 2,000 since late April, the World Health Organization said Monday.

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