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GENEVA (Reuters) – A World Health Organization panel decided on Friday not to declare an international emergency over Congo’s Ebola outbreak despite its spread to Uganda this week, concluding such a declaration could cause too much economic harm. Congo’s epidemic is the second worst ever, with 2,108 cases of Ebola and 1,411 deaths since last […]

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Chickens peck fox to death, because they’re dinosaurs After sneaking into a chicken coop at a farm school in Brittany, in northwestern France, a young fox became trapped with 3,000 hens as the automatic hatch door closed behind it. Chickens, like all birds, are descended from dinosaurs so it comes as no surprise that they […]

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A “root and branch” review of hospital food has been ordered by the health secretary after two more patient deaths were linked to an outbreak of listeria. Public Health England (PHE) confirmed on Friday the total number of deaths related to pre-packed sandwiches and salads had risen from three to five. It said all but […]

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LONDON (Reuters) – One in five people in war zones has depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress, bipolar disorder or schizophrenia, the World Health Organization said on Tuesday, with many suffering severe forms of these mental illnesses. FILE PHOTO: A woman sits on a bench overlooking Aleppo’s ancient citadel and the old city, Syria April 13, 2019. […]

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A new study has revealed that more middle-aged men than women may have osteopenia, a condition that causes weakened bones that can eventually lead to osteoporosis.(iStock) Osteoporosis typically affects seniors, placing them at much greater risk of fractures. But there’s another condition called osteopenia, which can happen at virtually any age. Traditionally considered a woman’s disease, men […]

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(Reuters) – Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc said here on Thursday it would acquire privately held Exonics Therapeutics for an upfront payment of $245 million and potential milestone payments of up to $750 million. Exonics Therapeutics develops gene editing therapies to treat patients with severe genetic neuromuscular diseases. Shareholders of Exonics Therapeutics will also be eligible for […]

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Many American children are still being poisoned by laundry pods, according to a new study that suggests voluntary safety standards many not do enough to prevent kids from eating them. Poison control centers fielded nearly 73,000 calls for help related to single-use liquid laundry detergent packets, or pods, from 2012 through 2017, the first six […]

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West Virginia Reverend can now see after 14-years of blindness Medical Mysteries and Marvels: After being diagnosed with macular degeneration 14 years prior, Rev. Philip Dunn experienced something of a miracle when another serious problem with his eye seemingly cured him of the disease and restored his sight. In August 2018, Dunn needed surgery after […]

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Sara Stelzer’s life was just beginning when it was tragically cut short. At 18, Sara — a smart, loving and thoughtful girl — was a freshman at San Diego State University when, one Saturday in October of 2014, she called her parents to complain of a bad headache. Her headache soon was paired with exhaustion and […]

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A woman’s simple cosmetic procedure turned serious when an injection of facial filler into her nose led to blockages in her eye’s blood vessels — a rare complication, according to a new report of the case. The 41-year-old woman was undergoing a “liquid nose job,” a quick cosmetic procedure in which injections of filler substances are used […]

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