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Ebola Death Toll in DR Congo Rises to 180

The Ebola outbreak in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo has claimed 180 lives, according to the health ministry, with 10 more reported deaths in recent days.

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Pressure Builds on Int'l Labor Organization to Cut Tobacco Ties

More than 100 groups urged the International Labor Organization to stop taking money from tobacco companies as the U.N. body prepared Wednesday to once again debate the controversial issue.

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France Launches Nationwide Probe into Baby Arm Deformations

France has launched a nationwide probe into incidents of babies being born with either missing or malformed arms after abnormal rates of deformations were detected in several regions of the country, a top public health official said Wednesday.

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11 More Cases of Babies Born with Deformed Arms in France

Eleven more cases of babies born with missing or malformed arms in France have come to light, the public health authority said Tuesday, adding to a medical phenomenon for which no cause has been found.

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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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