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Viral disease killing felines on 'cat island' Cyprus

A sickly ginger kitten named Bebe is pulled out of a cat carrier at a veterinary clinic in the Cypriot capital, Nicosia.

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Woman athlete diagnosed with CTE brain disease in 'landmark' find

Australian researchers have diagnosed what is believed to be the first professional woman athlete with the degenerative brain disease chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE).

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Spain announces new department to study effects of very hot weather on health

Spain sweltered in its first official heat wave of the year on Monday as the government announced a new department to investigate and alleviate the effects of extreme temperatures on human health.

The state weather agency, AEMET, said temperatures were predicted to hit 44 degrees Celsius (111 degrees Fahrenheit) in the country's south during the hot spell, expected to last until Thursday, and noted that heat waves have become more common during the month of June over the last 12 years.

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The next big advance in cancer treatment could be a vaccine

The next big advance in cancer treatment could be a vaccine.

After decades of limited success, scientists say research has reached a turning point, with many predicting more vaccines will be out in five years.

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No more needles: Daily pill may work as well as Wegovy shots to treat obesity

What if treating obesity could be as easy as popping an effective pill?

That's a notion that has long fueled hope for many of the more than 40% of Americans who are considered obese — and fueled criticism by those who advocate for wider weight acceptance. Soon, it may be a reality.

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US evangelical leader hopes conference is 'testosterone booster shot' for anti-abortion 2024 candidates

A year after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, some of the Republican Party's most powerful evangelical Christian voices are gathering to celebrate a ruling that sent shockwaves through American politics and stripped away a constitutional protection that stood for almost a half century.

At the Faith & Freedom Coalition's annual conference in Washington, GOP presidential candidates will be urged to keep pushing for stronger abortion restrictions, even as Democrats insist the issue will buoy them ahead of the 2024 election.

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Climate change leads to growing risk of mosquito-borne viral diseases

European Union officials warned Thursday there is a growing risk of mosquito-borne viral diseases such as dengue and chikungunya in Europe due to climate change.

The European Center for Disease Prevention and Control said that because Europe is experiencing a warming trend, with heat waves and flooding becoming more frequent and severe, and summers getting longer and warmer, the conditions are more favorable for invasive mosquito species such as Aedes albopictus and Aedes aegypti.

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After bans, American women turn to an abortion hotline

The phone has been ringing nonstop for a year. Linda Prine, a New York doctor, repeats her advice on a loop: "Make sure you're drinking plenty of fluids;" "Take some ibuprofen;" "Everything's fine, you can relax."

The Miscarriage and Abortion Hotline, which Prine co-founded, is now staffed by around 70 health care professionals on a voluntary rotational basis, providing advice and fielding questions from American women seeking to end their pregnancies.

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France to 're-shore' production of 50 key medicines

France will bring home production of around 50 crucial medications for which it currently depends on imports, President Emmanuel Macron said Tuesday, hoping to battle shortages of items like antibiotics and paracetamol.

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COVID-19 inquiry in UK asks whether 'terrible consequences' could have been avoided

A mammoth three-year public inquiry into the U.K. government's handling of the response to COVID-19 opened Tuesday by asking whether suffering and death could have been avoided with better planning.

Lawyer Hugo Keith, who is counsel to the inquiry, said the coronavirus pandemic had brought "death and illness on an unprecedented scale" in modern Britain. He said that COVID-19 has been recorded as a cause of death for 226,977 people in the U.K.

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