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High Risk of 'Losing Control' of AIDS Epidemic

The AIDS epidemic risks resurging and spiraling out of control unless billions of extra dollars are pumped into prevention and treatment, experts warned Sunday on the eve of a major world conference.

An alarming rate of new infections, coupled with an exploding population of young people in hard-hit countries, meant the world could be steering for "a crisis of epic proportions," said Mark Dybul, an American AIDS researcher and diplomat.

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In Damascus, War Amputees Walk Again on Syrian-Made Prosthetics

Propped up by a mobility frame in a rehabilitation center in Syria's capital, Abdulghani Ghayyana carefully inches forward on two artificial legs, as he walks for the first time in over a year.

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Record Three in Five HIV-Carriers Now Have Access to Drugs, Says UN

Almost three in five people infected with HIV, or 21.7 million globally, took antiretroviral therapy (ART) in 2017 -- a new record for anti-AIDS drug access, the UN's HIV/AIDS agency said Wednesday.

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West African States in Joint Fight against Root Crop 'Ebola'

Researchers from half a dozen states in West Africa have joined together in a battle against what one expert calls a root crop "Ebola" -- a viral disease that could wreck the region's staple food and condemn millions to hunger.

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UK Healthcare Worker Arrested for 'Murdering' 8 Babies

British police on Tuesday arrested a female healthcare worker suspected of murdering eight babies and attempting to murder six more after an investigation into deaths at a neo-natal hospital unit.

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'Dead' S. African Woman Found Alive in Mortuary Fridge

A South African woman who paramedics had declared dead after a horrific car crash was later found alive in a mortuary fridge, emergency services said on Monday.

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'Slow but Sure' Progress toward Less Toxic Tools to Fight Cancer

John Ryan is just one of the miracles to emerge from the Johns Hopkins cancer unit in Baltimore. An immunotherapy treatment -- highly effective in a minority of patients -- saved his life after a lung cancer diagnosis.

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Air Pollution Plays Significant Role in Diabetes

Air pollution caused one in seven new cases of diabetes in 2016, according to a US study, which found even low levels raised the chances of developing the chronic disease.

Diabetes has primarily been associated with lifestyle factors like diet and a sedentary lifestyle, but research by the Washington University School of Medicine in St Louis said pollution also plays a major role.  

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Amazon Moves to Disrupt Pharmacy Sector with New Acquisition

Amazon set its sights on the pharmacy market Thursday with the acquisition of tech-focused retailer PillPack, sending shock waves through the sector over prospects of disruption by the U.S. online colossus.

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Congolese Doctor Helps Yazidi Women Overcome Rape Stigma

At the Yazidi minority's holiest site in Iraq, Congolese gynecologist Denis Mukwege pays homage to a spiritual leader who has decreed women raped by the Islamic State group should not be stigmatized.

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