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Nigeria's New Outbreak of Lassa Fever Kills 16

Nigerian health authorities on Tuesday declared a new outbreak of Lassa fever that has killed 16 people since early January, despite successfully containing the disease last year.

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Second Woman Carrying Gene-Edited Baby in China

A researcher who claimed to have created the world's first genetically-edited babies will face a Chinese police investigation, state media said Monday, as authorities confirmed that a second woman fell pregnant during the experiment.

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Swine Flu Kills 40 in Western India

At least 40 people have died and more than 1,000 have tested positive for swine flu since the beginning of this year in a western Indian state popular with foreigners, authorities said Friday. 

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UCI to Outlaw Painkiller Tramadol from March

World cycling's governing body, the UCI, is to ban painkiller tramadol from March 1 and will punish offenders with penalties ranging from a fine to a nine-month suspension.

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New App Gives Throat Cancer Patients their Voice Back

Vlastimil Gular's life took an unwelcome turn a year ago: minor surgery on his vocal cords revealed throat cancer, which led to the loss of his larynx and with it, his voice.

But the 51-year-old father of four is still chatting away using his own voice rather than the tinny timbre of a robot, thanks to an innovative app developed by two Czech universities.

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Sisi Denies Taunting overweight Egyptians

CORRECTS background on when Sisi came to power in 12th par of this story which moved on December 26. Here is a correction repetition:

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US Judge Rules Obamacare Unconstitutional, Democrats Vow to Appeal

A federal judge in Texas ruled Friday that the US health care law known as Obamacare is unconstitutional -- a ruling that opposition Democrats vowed to appeal.

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WHO Says Creating Panel to Study Gene Editing

The World Health Organization said Monday it is creating a panel to study the implications of gene editing after a Chinese scientist controversially claimed to have created the world's first genetically-edited babies.

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Are Doctors and Teachers Confusing Immaturity and Attention Deficit?

The youngest children in a given class at school are more likely to be diagnosed with an attention deficit disorder than those older than them, according to an American study triggering renewed debate on overdiagnosing.

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Measles Cases Soar in Brazil, Venezuela, UN Agency Says

The Pan-American Health Organization on Friday reported a big jump in measles cases in the Americas this year, with Brazil surpassing crisis-hit Venezuela as the nation with the most confirmed cases.

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