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Fuel Shortage Closes Seven Gaza Medical Centers

Seven medical centers in Gaza have stopped services due to lack of fuel to power generators, the health ministry in the Palestinian enclave said, two days after a hospital took similar steps.

Ashraf al-Qudra, spokesman for the ministry in Hamas-run Gaza, said the health situation had entered an "unprecedented stage" due to an electricity crisis.

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Lassa Fever Kills 21 in Nigeria

Twenty-one people have died from Lassa fever in Nigeria this month, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control said on Wednesday, in the latest outbreak in Africa's most populous nation.

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U.S. Senate Defeats Bill Banning Late-Term Abortion

U.S. Senate Democrats blocked a controversial measure Monday that would ban and criminalize abortion after 20 weeks of pregnancy, scuttling a longtime priority of conservatives in Congress.

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Heart Attack Risk Rises 6x in Week Post-Flu

People who get the flu may face a six-fold higher risk of heart attack in the week following infection, said a study Wednesday that bolsters the need for widespread vaccinations against the flu.

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German Serial Killer Nurse Charged with 97 More Murders

A German male nurse serving a life term for killing six hospital patients with lethal drugs out of "boredom" will face trial for another 97 murders, prosecutors said Monday.

The third trial of Niels Hoegel, 41, accused of being the worst serial killer in German post-war history, is expected to start later this year, a court spokesman in the northern city of Oldenburg told AFP.

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After Two-Year Wait, Uganda Gets Its New Cancer Machine

Uganda's only radiotherapy machine was officially replaced Friday, nearly two years after the previous one broke down, giving hope to cancer patients who had been denied a crucial tool against the disease.

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Cyprus Denies Bail for Israeli Organ Trafficking Suspect

A Cypriot court Thursday ordered an Israeli national suspected of being the brains behind an international organ trafficking gang to remain in custody until an extradition process begins on February 5.

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Police Raid France's Lactalis after Baby Milk Scandal

French police raided the headquarters of dairy giant Lactalis on Wednesday over a baby milk salmonella scare that has sickened dozens of children and led to a major international recall.

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Trump's First Medical Check-up as President Set for Friday

President Donald Trump will be the patient, not the commander in chief offering comfort, when he visits the Walter Reed military hospital on Friday.

Trump is headed to the medical facility in Bethesda, Maryland, outside Washington, for his first medical check-up as president. But what has been a fairly routine exam for previous officeholders has taken on outsized importance in the age of Trump, given the tone of some of his tweets, comments attributed to some of his close advisers and Trump's recent slurring of words on national TV.

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Deadly 'Long-Lost Disease' Rages through Rohingya Camps

In a makeshift bamboo clinic, small children struggle to draw breath through surgical masks, victims of a forgotten but deadly disease that has torn through the teeming Rohingya refugee camps in Bangladesh.

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