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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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Diarrhea Kills 26 Congolese in Ugandan Refugee Camp

Twenty-six Congolese refugees at a fast-growing camp in western Uganda died from acute diarrhea in just three days, the U.N. said Thursday.

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Indian Surgeons Remove 'Heaviest Recorded' Brain Tumor

Indian surgeons who removed a massive brain tumor in a marathon seven-hour procedure said Thursday it could be the heaviest ever recorded.

Santlal Pal, a 31-year-old shopkeeper, had been carrying around a tumor weighing nearly two kilos before the surgery on February 14.

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Study Says No-Sweat Exercise May Prolong Life for the Elderly

A few hours a week of light exercise -- walking the dog, puttering about in the garden -- lower the risk of death in older men, even if workouts are brief, researchers said Tuesday.

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Malawi Cholera Outbreak Kills Nine

A cholera outbreak in Malawi described as "very difficult to contain" has claimed nine lives and affected a total of 541 people nationwide, health officials said on Tuesday.

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