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WHO Takes Nigeria Off Global List of Polio-endemic Countries

WHO Takes Nigeria Off Global List of Polio-endemic Countries

  Lagos, Nigeria  – The World Health Organization on Friday took Nigeria off the list of polio-endemic countries, hailing a “historic achievement” more than a year after the last recorded case ...

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$100 Billion Could Ensure Radiotherapy For All: Study

$100 Billion Could Ensure Radiotherapy For All: Study

  Paris, France – An investment of $97-184 billion (87-165 billion euros) could make life-saving radiotherapy accessible to most people who need it by 2035 and save millions of lives, research ...

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Bolivia Wants to Ban Salt from Restaurants

Bolivia Wants to Ban Salt from Restaurants

  La Paz, Bolivia – Bolivia has a novel idea to cut down the salt intake of its people: banish it from restaurant tables. [pq]About a third of Bolivia’s population suffers ...

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First Syrian Refugees Arrive Under UK Resettlement Plan

First Syrian Refugees Arrive Under UK Resettlement Plan

  London, United Kingdom – Britain on Tuesday welcomed the first of the 20,000 Syrian refugees that it has pledged to relocate from camps in countries neighbouring the war-torn nation, according ...

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Clinton Takes on Big Pharma, Lays out Drug Plan

Clinton Takes on Big Pharma, Lays out Drug Plan

  Washington, United States – Democratic presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton unveiled a plan Tuesday to limit prescription medicine costs, challenging the US pharmaceutical industry after the price for one drug skyrocketed ...

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Smoking, Alcohol, Obesity Tar Europe’s Bill of Health: WHO

Smoking, Alcohol, Obesity Tar Europe’s Bill of Health: WHO

  London, United Kingdom – “Alarming” rates of smoking, alcohol consumption and obesity in Europe could set back progress in reducing premature mortality, the World Health Organisation said in a report ...

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Stiff Sentences Over US Salmonella Outbreak

Stiff Sentences Over US Salmonella Outbreak

  Washington, United States – Three people convicted over a nationwide salmonella outbreak were sentenced Monday to tough sentences of up to 28 years in prison, the US Justice Department said. ...

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US, Cuba Pledge Cooperation over Haiti Health Care

US, Cuba Pledge Cooperation over Haiti Health Care

  Port-au-Prince, Haiti – Cuban and US diplomats hailed a “historic opportunity” on Thursday to work together to improve Haiti’s dilapidated health care system. Havana and Washington restored diplomatic ties earlier ...

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Four Killed in Suspected Iraq Cholera Outbreak

Four Killed in Suspected Iraq Cholera Outbreak

  Baghdad, Iraq – A suspected cholera outbreak has killed four people west of Baghdad, where vulnerable displaced populations have been affected by the lack of clean water, health officials said. ...

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