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Fresh bird flu cases emerge in France

Thousands of farm birds have been put to the slaughter to combat the spread of avian influenza in France's foie gras heartland.

Thousands of farm birds have been put to the slaughter to combat the spread of avian influenza in France's foie gras heartland.

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‘Little arms and big ideas - fighting for social inclusion’

An article by François Marien. Follow François at @EU_UNdisability On this International Day of Persons with Disabilities I want to remind you all

An article by François Marien. Follow François at @EU_UNdisability On this International Day of Persons with Disabilities I want to remind you all

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Fresh hope of a "functional cure" for HIV

The surprising results have come from a US study in monkeys involving an antibody used to treat Crohn's disease.

The surprising results have come from a US study in monkeys involving an antibody used to treat Crohn's disease.

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Germany to cull thousands of poultry after bird flu outbreak

Authorities in Germany have decided to kill 92,000 poultry after a series of high risk H5N8 bird flu cases have been confirmed across the country.

Authorities in Germany have decided to kill 92,000 poultry after a series of high risk H5N8 bird flu cases have been confirmed across the country.

Science_technology

Avatars help schizophrenia patients silence tormenting voices

People with schizophrenia are volunteering for a European research project to help the control and perhaps even silence the tormenting voices in their heads by confronting a computer avatar of…

People with schizophrenia are volunteering for a European research project to help the control and perhaps even silence the tormenting voices in their heads by confronting a computer avatar of…

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WHO to send a million doses of cholera vaccine to Haiti

The death toll is mounting amid fears about security and cholera while thousands are rescued from widespread flooding in the southern United States.

The death toll is mounting amid fears about security and cholera while thousands are rescued from widespread flooding in the southern United States.

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Baby with three genetic parents is born

Fertility doctors using a brand new technique to eliminate inherited disease have helped a woman deliver a baby with three genetic parents.

Fertility doctors using a brand new technique to eliminate inherited disease have helped a woman deliver a baby with three genetic parents.

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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…

Science_technology

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

Science_technology

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