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WHO Predicts Ebola Outbreak in DR Congo Could End Soon

The director general of the World Health Organisation said Sunday he believed a swift end could be put to the outbreak of Ebola in northwestern DR Congo, some 21 days which has left 27 people dead over the past month.

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Medical Staff who Treated Skripals Feared Pair Would Not Survive

Doctors in Britain who treated former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter following their March poisoning in Salisbury have said they initially feared the pair would not recover.

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Walk and Chew Gum, It May Keep You Thin, Study Says

Still looking for the secret to effortless weight loss? It may be as simple as chewing gum while walking, Japanese researchers suggested on Saturday.

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Third of Girls in South Asia Miss School during Periods

More than a third of girls in South Asia miss school during their periods, a report said Tuesday, with a lack of toilets and cultural taboos about menstruation among the factors impeding their education.

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Death Toll from Nipah Virus Outbreak in India Jumps to 10

The death toll from an outbreak of the rare Nipah virus in southern India has risen to at least 10, officials said Tuesday, with another 90 people quarantined to try to stem the spread of the disease.

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Nipah Virus Kills at Least Three in India, Sparks Alert

A deadly virus carried mainly by fruit bats has killed at least three people in southern India, sparking a statewide health alert Monday. 

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Abortion Clinics to Lose Funding under New Trump Rule

Anti-abortion activists won a major victory Friday when President Donald Trump's administration announced plans for a rule that would cut federal funding to hundreds of US clinics providing the service.

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WHO Says 'High Risk' Ebola Will Spread in DR Congo

An Ebola outbreak in Democratic Republic of the Congo has a high risk of spreading internally, the World Health Organization warned Friday ahead of a meeting on whether to declare it an event of international concern.

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Afghan Poverty Rises Sharply since NATO Combat Troops' Departure

Poverty has risen sharply in Afghanistan since the departure of NATO's combat troops in 2014, with more than half of the population now living below the poverty line, according to a national survey.

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Study Warns of Cholera Flare-Up in Beleaguered Yemen

War-torn Yemen, caught in what the UN terms the world's worst humanitarian crisis, risks a resurgence of cholera that could infect millions as the rainy season advances, researchers warned Friday.

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