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Samsung Signs ‘Final Settlement’ with Cancer Victims

Samsung Signs ‘Final Settlement’ with Cancer Victims

  Seoul, South Korea – Samsung Electronics said Tuesday it had signed “a final settlement” over workers who contracted cancer in its semiconductor plants, but a victims’ advocacy group said key ...

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Swine Flu Kills Three in Armenia Since Jan 1: Ministry

Swine Flu Kills Three in Armenia Since Jan 1: Ministry

  Yerevan, Armenia – Three people have died of swine flu in Armenia since the start of the year, the country’s health ministry said Monday, after an outbreak in neighbouring Iran ...

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US Guidelines Urge Breast Cancer Screening from Age 50

US Guidelines Urge Breast Cancer Screening from Age 50

  Miami, United States – Women 50 and older should get a mammogram to screen for breast cancer every two years, while women in their 40s should decide with their doctors, ...

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Chinese Hospital Demolished With Patient Still Inside

Chinese Hospital Demolished With Patient Still Inside

  Beijing, China – Workers partially demolished a Chinese hospital with several doctors and a patient still inside, media reported, burying bodies stored in its morgue under rubble and prompting an ...

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H1N1 Flu Virus Kills 14 in Costa Rica

H1N1 Flu Virus Kills 14 in Costa Rica

  San José, Costa Rica – The H1N1 flu virus killed at least 14 people in Costa Rica over the past month, health authorities said Wednesday, but reassured that they did ...

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US Diet Guidelines Urge People to Eat Less Sugar

US Diet Guidelines Urge People to Eat Less Sugar

  Miami, United States – Added sugars in foods should make up less than 10 percent of daily calories, said US government dietary guidelines issued Thursday that for the first time ...

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Shortage of Malaria Drug Points to Better Tool vs Ebola

Shortage of Malaria Drug Points to Better Tool vs Ebola

  Miami, United States – As doctors struggled to treat growing numbers of patients during the Ebola crisis in West Africa, the shortage of one helpful drug may have led to ...

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China’s Wanda Plans $2.3 bn Investment in Hospitals

China’s Wanda Plans $2.3 bn Investment in Hospitals

  Shanghai, China – Chinese conglomerate Wanda is venturing into healthcare, it said, with a $2.3 billion investment in three hospitals in China, to be managed by a British company. Wanda, ...

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AH1N1 Death of Cuban Migrant Alarms Panama

AH1N1 Death of Cuban Migrant Alarms Panama

  Panama City, Panama – A Cuban migrant’s death from the AH1N1 influenza virus has alarmed authorities in Panama, where nearly 1,000 other Cubans are stranded near the border with Costa ...

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