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New Brain Cells in the Old? Study Stokes Debate

People as old as 79 may still generate new brain cells, US researchers said Thursday, stoking fresh debate among scientists over what happens to our brains when we age.

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Lassa Fever Kills 142 in Nigeria since January

Lassa fever has killed 142 people in Nigeria since the start of the year, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) said on Thursday, reporting a rise of 32 fatalities in a month.

"Since the onset of the 2018 outbreak, there have been 142 deaths," it said. 

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Gay Dating App Grindr Scorched for Handling of HIV Data

Gay dating app Grindr was under fire on Monday for sharing information about users' HIV status or locations with two companies enlisted to optimize its software.

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300 Million Hepatitis B Sufferers but Only One in 20 Treated

Some 300 million people worldwide are living with the deadly hepatitis B virus (HBV), but only one in 20 received adequate treatment, researchers reported Tuesday.

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Viagra Turns 20: Chronicle of a Global Success

Launched in the United States 20 years ago, Viagra has sold in the billions and become an unexpected source of revenue for its maker Pfizer, as well as copycats worldwide.

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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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