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Zika spreads in Malaysia

Malaysia confirms first pregnant woman has contracted Zika.

Malaysia confirms first pregnant woman has contracted Zika.

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Dozens more Zika cases identified in Singapore

Singapore is the only Asian country with active transmission of the mosquito-born virus, which generally causes mild symptoms but can lead to serious birth defects in unborn children.

Singapore is the only Asian country with active transmission of the mosquito-born virus, which generally causes mild symptoms but can lead to serious birth defects in unborn children.

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Zika virus spreads to Miami Beach

US health officials in Florida now say that mosquitos bearing the deadly Zika virus have spread to Miami Beach beyond their initial identified “transmission area” of…

US health officials in Florida now say that mosquitos bearing the deadly Zika virus have spread to Miami Beach beyond their initial identified “transmission area” of…

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Animals, Abattoirs and Antibiotic resistance

Europeans do like their steak… but the most consumed meat in Europe is by far pork. Find out why the process behind your bacon is one of the driving forces behind a global health threat.

Europeans do like their steak… but the most consumed meat in Europe is by far pork. Find out why the process behind your bacon is one of the driving forces behind a global health threat.

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Antibiotic Resistance: a bigger threat than cancer by 2050

Euronews -Sophie Claudet A British study shows that by 2050, antibiotic resistance could become even more deadly than cancer – with more than 10 million victims a…

Euronews -Sophie Claudet A British study shows that by 2050, antibiotic resistance could become even more deadly than cancer – with more than 10 million victims a…

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Video links cut Parkinson's waiting times in Sweden

Doctors fighting Parkinson's Disease in Sweden have discovered it's good to talk as improved digital communications slash waiting times for treatment from six months to just one week.

Doctors fighting Parkinson's Disease in Sweden have discovered it's good to talk as improved digital communications slash waiting times for treatment from six months to just one week.

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WHO advises two months of safe sex for Zika prevention

The World Health Organisation is advising anyone who has traveled to any country with a current outbreak of the Zika virus to wait a full eight weeks to have unprotected sex or attempt to conceive a b

The World Health Organisation is advising anyone who has traveled to any country with a current outbreak of the Zika virus to wait a full eight weeks to have unprotected sex or attempt to conceive a b

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Brazil will be ready for Olympic Games despite Zika, says minister

The World Health Organization (WHO) chief says the agency is increasingly concerned about the mosquito-borne virus Zika . Margaret Chan noted that

The World Health Organization (WHO) chief says the agency is increasingly concerned about the mosquito-borne virus Zika . Margaret Chan noted that

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Canada wildfires: 90% of Fort McMurray intact

Despite the extensive damage caused by a week of wildfires, officials in Canada say most of Fort McMurray, the town at the heart of the blaze, still

Despite the extensive damage caused by a week of wildfires, officials in Canada say most of Fort McMurray, the town at the heart of the blaze, still

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Could polio be eradicated by 2018?

Poliomyelitis – or polio – could be gone by 2018, according to the latest data from the World Health Organisation. Only seven cases have been

Poliomyelitis – or polio – could be gone by 2018, according to the latest data from the World Health Organisation. Only seven cases have been

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The power of plasma - could it help fight diseases?

Most of the matter around us is either solid, liquid, or gas. But there is something often called the fourth state – plasma – that has remarkable

Most of the matter around us is either solid, liquid, or gas. But there is something often called the fourth state – plasma – that has remarkable

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Takeaway: does plasma have super powers?

Materials touched by plasma have their physics changed. Here we show a tissue before plasma treatment, the liquid is quickly absorbed. Then the

Materials touched by plasma have their physics changed. Here we show a tissue before plasma treatment, the liquid is quickly absorbed. Then the

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All you need to know on Parkinson’s Disease Day

April 11 is World Parkinson Disease day and marks the birthday of Dr James Parkinson, who in 1817 wrote An Essay on the Shaking Palsy. The book

April 11 is World Parkinson Disease day and marks the birthday of Dr James Parkinson, who in 1817 wrote An Essay on the Shaking Palsy. The book

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Yellow fever: what you need to know

The authorities of Angola notified WHO of an outbreak of yellow fever in January 2016. The first cases have been identified in the district of Viana

The authorities of Angola notified WHO of an outbreak of yellow fever in January 2016. The first cases have been identified in the district of Viana

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Angola yellow fever outbreak spreads

The number of deaths from a yellow fever outbreak in Angola has risen to 225 with at least another 1,600 infected. However experts fear the numbers

The number of deaths from a yellow fever outbreak in Angola has risen to 225 with at least another 1,600 infected. However experts fear the numbers

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US health officials warn of mass Zika virus infections in Puerto Rico

There is concern that hundreds of thousands of people on the US island territory of Puerto Rico could become infected with the Zika virus this year

There is concern that hundreds of thousands of people on the US island territory of Puerto Rico could become infected with the Zika virus this year

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Ebola outbreak no longer poses global health risk - WHO

The West African Ebola outbreak no longer constitutes a major risk to international public health, the World Health Organisation (WHO) announced on

The West African Ebola outbreak no longer constitutes a major risk to international public health, the World Health Organisation (WHO) announced on

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New research says Zika "could spark" Guillain-Barré syndrome

A new study by a French scientists suggests the Zika virus might cause a debilitating neurological disorder called Guillain-Barré syndrome. It comes

A new study by a French scientists suggests the Zika virus might cause a debilitating neurological disorder called Guillain-Barré syndrome. It comes

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Rare diseases a cause for concern for Europe’s health service

There are 6-8 thousand rare diseases and there is no effective cure existing against most of them according to EURORDIS, the European Organisation

There are 6-8 thousand rare diseases and there is no effective cure existing against most of them according to EURORDIS, the European Organisation

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Mosquitoes the world’s deadliest animal (after man, of course)

Mosquitoes (all genera combined) kill more than 500,000 people worldwide each year. That makes them the second most deadly species to humans after

Mosquitoes (all genera combined) kill more than 500,000 people worldwide each year. That makes them the second most deadly species to humans after

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Colombia: More than 5,000 pregnant women infected with Zika virus

As efforts continue to try and stem the spread of Zika in the Americas, Colombia says more than 5,000 pregnant women are infected with the

As efforts continue to try and stem the spread of Zika in the Americas, Colombia says more than 5,000 pregnant women are infected with the

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Zika link to microcephaly may be weeks away, says WHO

The World Health Organization (WHO) says a suspected link between the mosquito-borne Zika virus and microcephaly in newborn babies should be

The World Health Organization (WHO) says a suspected link between the mosquito-borne Zika virus and microcephaly in newborn babies should be