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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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UN's Ban-ki Moon apologizes for Haiti cholera epidemic

United Nations Secretary-General Ban-ki Moon has profoundly apologized for the world body’s role in the Island nation’s cholera outbreak, saying he “deeply regrets” the suffering and loss of…

United Nations Secretary-General Ban-ki Moon has profoundly apologized for the world body’s role in the Island nation’s cholera outbreak, saying he “deeply regrets” the suffering and loss of…

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Moonwalker Buzz Aldrin evacuated from South Pole

Buzz Aldrin, the second man to walk on the moon, has been evacuated from the South Pole due to a medical condition.

Buzz Aldrin, the second man to walk on the moon, has been evacuated from the South Pole due to a medical condition.

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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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No more AIDS by 2030?

Being diagnosed with HIV today means something very different than it did 20 or 30 years ago.

Being diagnosed with HIV today means something very different than it did 20 or 30 years ago.

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Fighting dementia with gaming

A mobile game that challenges a gamer’s spatial navigation has generated the largest-ever dementia study.

A mobile game that challenges a gamer’s spatial navigation has generated the largest-ever dementia study.

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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.

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Brussels blocked by massive protest

Thousands of demonstrators who work in Belgium's health and welfare sector are angry about government plans for austerity measures.

Thousands of demonstrators who work in Belgium's health and welfare sector are angry about government plans for austerity measures.

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360 video: How the UNDP is helping save lives in Ukraine

In 2015, the country's government handed over the procurement and distribution of some life-saving drugs to international organisations including the UN. Access and cost have improved as a result.

In 2015, the country's government handed over the procurement and distribution of some life-saving drugs to international organisations including the UN. Access and cost have improved as a result.

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Zika virus declared no longer an international emergency by WHO

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has declared that Zika no longer constitutes an international emergency – warning at the same time that the virus will continue to spread where mosquitoes carrying

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has declared that Zika no longer constitutes an international emergency – warning at the same time that the virus will continue to spread where mosquitoes carrying

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Life & Death: what the stats say about you

Advances in medicine and better awareness about lifestyle choices mean Europeans are living longer than ever.

Advances in medicine and better awareness about lifestyle choices mean Europeans are living longer than ever.

Science_technology

Brain implant allows paralysed monkey to walk

It’s being hailed as a major medical breakthrough: partially-paralysed monkeys have learned to walk again thanks to a brain implant that uses wireless signals to bypass broken nerves in the spinal cor

It’s being hailed as a major medical breakthrough: partially-paralysed monkeys have learned to walk again thanks to a brain implant that uses wireless signals to bypass broken nerves in the spinal cor

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The economy of an ageing Europe

The tide has definitely turned against Europe’s population – making it increasingly ‘grey’.

The tide has definitely turned against Europe’s population – making it increasingly ‘grey’.

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Rijad Tikvesa: the high cost of coal

Rijad Tikvesa is the President of Sarajevo based environmental NGO Ekotim, in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Rijad Tikvesa is the President of Sarajevo based environmental NGO Ekotim, in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

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Vision For a Healthy Aging Europe

Pedro Barros, Professor of Economics at the Nova School of Business & Economics is an expert in Health Economics and explains to host, Maithreyi Seetharaman, why Europe needs to have a New Vision for

Pedro Barros, Professor of Economics at the Nova School of Business & Economics is an expert in Health Economics and explains to host, Maithreyi Seetharaman, why Europe needs to have a New Vision for

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Immigration is Key to Europe’s Healthcare

Boštjan Vasle, Director of IMAD in Slovenia explains to Guillaume Desjardins that the country’s Healthcare review has found, immigration is key to ensuring future healthcare with qualified medical per

Boštjan Vasle, Director of IMAD in Slovenia explains to Guillaume Desjardins that the country’s Healthcare review has found, immigration is key to ensuring future healthcare with qualified medical per

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Climate change's devastating effects on Europe's nature, health and economy

Global warming is expected to continue with its share of devastating weather patterns: heavy rainfalls, floods, extreme droughts and lasting effects on nature, the economy and people’s…

Global warming is expected to continue with its share of devastating weather patterns: heavy rainfalls, floods, extreme droughts and lasting effects on nature, the economy and people’s…

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Bosnia and Herzegovina: dying for coal

On all Saints day, people had come from all parts of Bosnia and Herzegovina, and even from abroad, to honour their loved ones at the cemetary of the Divkovici village, in Bosian and…

On all Saints day, people had come from all parts of Bosnia and Herzegovina, and even from abroad, to honour their loved ones at the cemetary of the Divkovici village, in Bosian and…

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Big cholera vaccination campaign underway in Haiti

The country has been struggling with cholera since it was first brought in accidently in 2010 by UN peacekeepers

The country has been struggling with cholera since it was first brought in accidently in 2010 by UN peacekeepers

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French nurses stage nationwide protests

Thousands of nurses have rallied across France to demonstrate against budget cuts and staff shortages, claiming care is being put at risk.

Thousands of nurses have rallied across France to demonstrate against budget cuts and staff shortages, claiming care is being put at risk.

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New Delhi smog surpasses hazardous levels

Authorities in New Delhi have begun revoking licences of older diesel vehicles and halted construction work, in a desperate bid to combat days of extreme air…

Authorities in New Delhi have begun revoking licences of older diesel vehicles and halted construction work, in a desperate bid to combat days of extreme air…