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Ukraine Measles Outbreak Kills 11, Infects 30,000

Eleven people have died and more than 30,000 have been infected this year in a major outbreak of measles in Ukraine, the European country worst hit by the disease, Kiev said Monday. 

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'Horror & Anger' in Christchurch Hospital as Medics Battle to Save Lives

In a city battered by quakes, Christchurch's medics were tragically well-schooled in tackling mass casualty events -- but none could have prepared for the injuries unleashed by a white supremacist with assault rifles bent on mass murder.

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Are Eggs Good or Bad for You? New Research Rekindles Debate

The latest U.S. research on eggs won't go over easy for those who can't eat breakfast without them.

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Air Pollution Raises Diabetes Risk in China

Long-term exposure to harmful smog particles increases the risk of diabetes, a new study in China has shown, providing evidence for a link between the country's air pollution and the disease.

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Tunisia Minister Says Hospital Infection Killed 12 Newborns

A dozen newborn babies whose deaths at a Tunisian state hospital sparked public outrage are believed to have been killed by an infection acquired in the clinic, the acting health minister said Monday.

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Tunisia Health Minister Quits over Deaths of Newborns

Tunisia's health minister has resigned after the sudden deaths of 11 newborn babies at a state maternity hospital sparked an outcry in the country, the government said.

Prime Minister Youssef Chahed accepted Abderraouf Cherif's resignation, the premier's office said on Facebook late on Saturday.

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Conjoined Twins Return to Bhutan after Separation Surgery

Bhutanese conjoined twins Nima and Dawa Pelden made a triumphant return to their home country on Thursday, able for the first time in their lives to move around without falling over each other.

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After IS, Mosul Tackles Another Terror: Super-Resistant Bacteria

Explosives left behind by the Islamic State group in Iraq's Mosul took 12-year-old Abdallah's left leg, but another kind of terror may cost him his arm: antibiotic-resistant bacteria.

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U.S. Regulators Approve New Antidepressant Esketamine

US regulators on Tuesday approved the sale of a new drug that could revolutionize the treatment of severe depression, giving new hope to sufferers who have not found an effective option.

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Teen Vaccine Rebel Testifies to U.S. Congress

Ethan Lindenberger spent his first 18 years unvaccinated -- defenseless against tetanus, polio, measles. But in December, defying his mother, he went and got inoculated, a rebellion that earned him an invitation to Congress.

"I grew up understanding my mother believed vaccines are dangerous, as she would speak openly about her views both online and in person," the high schooler said Tuesday in testimony before a Senate hearing on contagious disease outbreaks.

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