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Dogs Can be Trained to Sniff Out Malaria

Dogs can be trained to sniff out certain cancers, people at risk of a diabetic coma and now, children with malaria just by smelling their socks, researchers said Monday.

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Yemen's Infants Face Starvation as War Rages On

Ahmed Hassan is only a few months old, but his emaciated frame twitches as he cries in pain when Yemeni doctors gently place him on a scale. He is starving.

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UN Warns of Danger of Widespread Famine in Yemen

The United Nations warned Tuesday that Yemen was on the verge of widespread famine. 

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Week 34 of Pregnancy 'Reduces Breast Cancer Risk'

Women's bodies undergo a "striking" change during a specific week of pregnancy that can significantly reduce their risk of developing breast cancer later in life, scientists said Tuesday.

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Mexico May be Next to Legalize Cannabis

Mexico "absolutely" could follow Canada's lead in legalizing marijuana as a way to reduce violence generated by a war on drugs that "doesn't work," its incoming foreign minister said Tuesday.

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From 'Problem Child' to 'Prodigy'? LSD Turns 75

Lysergic acid diethylamide was labeled a "problem child" by the man who discovered its hallucinogenic properties in 1943: as it turns 75, the drug known as LSD may now be changing its image.

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France Investigates Spike in Babies Born with Arm Defects

France's health minister on Sunday announced a new investigation into the births of several babies with upper limb defects in various parts of the country in recent years, saying it was "unacceptable" no cause had been found.

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After Canada Legalizes Pot, Industry Eyes Rest of the World

Cam Battley is a top executive at one of Canada's biggest marijuana companies, but he isn't sticking around to savor the country's historic pot legalization.

He's off to Germany on Friday and Australia next week — a sign of what a leader Canada has become in the global pot industry, and of the reverberations its decision to legalize could have internationally.

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Canada Legalizes Marijuana for Recreational Use

Nearly a century of marijuana prohibition came to an end Wednesday as Canada became the first major Western nation to legalize and regulate its sale and recreational use.

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As Canada Awaits, Uruguay's Legal Cannabis Project Provides Benchmark

As Canada prepares on Wednesday to become only the second country in the world to legalize the use of marijuana, experts in Uruguay say its pioneering move three years ago helped to reduce drug trafficking in the South American nation.

While the public initially rejected the project first introduced by iconic leftist president Jose Mujica, who was in power from 2010-2015, attitudes have gradually changed, with the population now largely supportive of the move.

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