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Venezuela Watchdog Urges Access to Medicine in Crisis

Venezuela Watchdog Urges Access to Medicine in Crisis

  Caracas, Venezuela – Venezuela’s state ombudsman urged the government Tuesday to speed production of basic medicines in an economic crisis that has caused severe shortages. “The allocation and delivery of ...

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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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Putin Claims Russia has Developed Ebola Vaccine

Putin Claims Russia has Developed Ebola Vaccine

  Moscow, Russia – Russian President Vladimir Putin claimed his country had developed a vaccine for the Ebola virus which has killed thousands of people in west Africa. But Putin, who ...

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The Decades-long Quest to Cure Cancer

The Decades-long Quest to Cure Cancer

  Paris, France – US President Barack Obama’s announcement of a “moonshot” bid to curecancer, continues a centuries-long quest to defeat a disease which kills over eight million people every year. ...

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Colombia Legalizes Medical Marijuana

Colombia Legalizes Medical Marijuana

  Bogota, Colombia – Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos signed a decree legalizing and regulating medical marijuana, the latest softening of the country’s hardline tactics in the war on drugs. In ...

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Elected Leaders Die Younger, Says Study

Elected Leaders Die Younger, Says Study

  Paris, France – Politicians may achieve a lifelong dream of becoming a prime minister or president,  but in doing so may face the Grim Reaper somewhat sooner than the expected. ...

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Cuba Slaps Travel Limits on Doctors to Plug Brain Drain

Cuba Slaps Travel Limits on Doctors to Plug Brain Drain

  Havana, Cuba – Cuba will place renewed restrictions on the movement of doctors out of the country, it said, acknowledging a brain drain has “seriously” hurt the nation’s much-vaunted health ...

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Nepal Shortages Put Millions of Children at Risk: UNICEF

Nepal Shortages Put Millions of Children at Risk: UNICEF

  Kathmandu, Nepal – Severe shortages of food and vaccines due to border protests have left millions of children in quake-hit Nepal at risk of disease or death this winter, UNICEF ...

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Ageing Finland Shakes up its Healthcare System

Ageing Finland Shakes up its Healthcare System

  Helsinki, Finland – Finland on Monday unveiled a healthcare shake-up intended to cut the ballooning costs of treating a rapidly ageing population, as the country battles to pull itself out ...

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‘ShoutYourAbortion’ Campaign Explodes on Social Media

‘ShoutYourAbortion’ Campaign Explodes on Social Media

  Los Angeles, United States – A social media campaign launched by three US activists to denounce the stigma surrounding abortion has gone viral as women have shared their experiences, though ...

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