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Controversial Study Links Fluoride in Water to Lower IQ

A study published Monday links exposure to fluoridated tap water during pregnancy to lower IQ scores in infants, but several outside experts expressed concern over its methodology and questioned its findings. 

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German Cancer Researcher First Woman to Win 4,000Km Cycling Race

German cancer researcher Fiona Kolbinger won the mixed annual 4,000km (2,485 miles) cycling Transcontinental Race on Monday, becoming the first woman to do so.

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Wife of Syria's Assad Says She is Free of Cancer

The wife of Syria's president says that a year after being diagnosed with breast cancer she is now "completely" free of the disease.

Asma Assad, born in 1975, has gone public with her diagnosis— a rare declaration in the Arab world, where prominent figures often conceal their ailments.

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Can Diet Help Cancer Treatment? Study in Mice Offers Clues

Diet is already a key part of managing diseases like diabetes and hypertension, but new research adds to a growing body of evidence that it could help cancer treatment too.

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DR Congo Ebola Epidemic Widens on Eve of First Anniversary

An epidemic of Ebola in eastern DR Congo sharply widened on Wednesday, the eve of the first anniversary of the outbreak, with the announcement of a death in a major city and the quarantining of 15 people in a province that had previously escaped the disease.

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Pfizer to Combine Off-Patent Drug Business with Mylan

Pfizer announced Monday it will combine its off-patent drug business with the generic drugmaker Mylan to create a global leader in low-cost treatment, as drugmakers face intense political pressure to drive down prices in the United States.

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WHO Says E-Cigarettes 'Undoubtedly Harmful'

Electronic cigarettes are "undoubtedly harmful" and should be regulated, the WHO said Friday as it warned against the use of vaping products by smokers trying to quit their deadly habit.

The growing popularity of e-cigarettes, battery-powered devices that enable users to inhale addictive nicotine liquids, has raised fears among policymakers worldwide of a new gateway addiction for young people.

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AIDS Deaths Down a Third since 2010, Says UN

HIV-related deaths last year fell to around 770,000 -- some 33 percent lower than in 2010 -- the United Nations said Tuesday, but warned that global efforts to eradicate the disease were stalling as funding dries up.

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Pastor Confirmed with Ebola as Disease Spreads in DR Congo

The first case of Ebola has been confirmed in Goma, the biggest city to have been affected by the disease since its outbreak in eastern DR Congo last August, the health ministry said on Sunday.

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Frenchman at Heart of Legal Dispute Dies after Life Support Ends

A Frenchman at the center of a bitter right-to-die legal feud that has raged for a decade passed away in hospital on Thursday after doctors removed his life support, his family said.

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