Category Archives: International

Global Competition Shows Technology Aids Weight Loss

Global Competition Shows Technology Aids Weight Loss

  Miami, United States – A friendly international competition to encourage exercise using pedometers and online tools was successful in helping people lose weight and improve their fitness over the course ...

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Sierra Leone Ebola Survivors Protest Government Inaction

Sierra Leone Ebola Survivors Protest Government Inaction

  Freetown, Sierra Leone – Ebola survivors jostled with police in Sierra Leone’s capital as they protested perceived government inaction over their care in a health system badly hit by the ...

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One in Eight Adults Now Obese: Global Survey

One in Eight Adults Now Obese: Global Survey

  Paris, France – Over one in eight adults are now obese — a ratio that has more than doubled since 1975 and will swell to one in five by 2025, ...

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Chile Reports First Case of Sexually Transmitted Zika

Chile Reports First Case of Sexually Transmitted Zika

  Santiago, Chile – Authorities Saturday reported the first sexually transmitted case of Zika in mainland Chile, where there is no known presence of the mosquito generally blamed for passing on ...

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WHO Says Ebola International Health Emergency is Over

WHO Says Ebola International Health Emergency is Over

  Geneva, Switzerland – The World Health Organization said that the Ebola outbreak in West Africa no longer constitutes an international emergency, voicing confidence that remaining isolated cases in the affected ...

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Israel Sees Heady Future for Medical Marijuana

Israel Sees Heady Future for Medical Marijuana

  Kfar Pines, Israel – With its moat, wall, barbed wire, armed guards and security cameras, the facility could be mistaken for a military base if it weren’t for the pungent ...

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Ebola Clinic Reopens in Guinea After Virus Resurfaces

Ebola Clinic Reopens in Guinea After Virus Resurfaces

  Conakry, Guinea – A medical charity said it had reopened its specialist Ebola clinic in southern Guinea to treat an infected woman and her child after the virus killed at ...

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WHO Experts in Cape Verde to Monitor Zika, Microcephaly Case

WHO Experts in Cape Verde to Monitor Zika, Microcephaly Case

  Dakar, Senegal – The World Health Organization (WHO) has dispatched a team to Cape Verde to monitor a Zika virus outbreak following the west African archipelago’s first recorded microcephaly case. ...

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Chile Lawmakers Authorize Abortion in Limited Cases

Chile Lawmakers Authorize Abortion in Limited Cases

  Santiago, Chile – Lawmakers in Chile’s lower house of Congress approved abortion in limited circumstances, the first step towards lifting a decades-old ban on the practice in the socially conservative ...

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