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Zimbabwe opposition leader Tsvangirai says has cancer

Harare - Zimbabwe's main opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai on Monday disclosed that he has cancer of the colon but vowed to beat it.

Haiti launches new AIDS testing, information campaign

Port-au-prince - Haiti's Ministry of Health and the United Nations launched a new anti-HIV/AIDS campaign, providing information and rapid testing to help thwart the spread of the epidemic.

Class divide: Dietary gap between rich and poor in the U.S.

Income affects the choices available in terms of food: cheaper fast-food or more expensive health food. This distinction is affecting the health of the U.S. population in very different directions depending on household income.

Antibodies found which 'neutralise' Zika virus: Study

Paris - European scientists announced Thursday they had found antibodies which attack Zika, a discovery they hope will pave the way for a protective vaccine against the brain-damaging virus.

Huge opium production fall won't stop heroin glut: UN

Vienna - Global opium production plunged almost 40 percent last year but the world remains awash with heroin, the narcotic that still kills the most people worldwide, the United Nations said Thursday.

Sick workers evacuated in daring South Pole rescue

Washington - Two sick workers evacuated from a remote US research station near the South Pole have reached Chile after a risky rescue mission carried out in the dead of Antarctica's winter, US officials said.

More than 1,000 swine flu deaths so far this year: Brazil

Rio De Janeiro - Amid economic woes, political crisis and a Zika outbreak, Brazil's health minister on Wednesday announced yet another concern -- a resurgence of swine flu that has killed more than 1,000 people since the start of the year.

Millions stretch and bend for International Yoga Day

Chandigarh - Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi called yoga a "people's mass movement" as he took to the mat Tuesday along with millions of others worldwide to celebrate the ancient practice.

Canada reduces waiting period for gay men to donate blood

Ottawa - Canada has loosened requirements for gay men who want to donate blood, reducing the compulsory period of sexual abstinence from five years to one year.

Feeling ill? Google will now help you find some relief

When you're feeling ill, chances are you turn to Google for help, searching for your symptoms to find some relief. According to Google, 1 percent of all searches are people doing this so it has created a special experience to help you find aid faster.

Africa summit tackles violence against albinos

Dar Es Salaam - A "Miss and Mister Albino" contest, heavy sentences for ritual murder and concrete graves to ward off tomb raiders were all discussed at a UN summit on albinism concluding in Tanzania on Monday.

Thousands protest against proposed abortion ban in Poland

Varsovia - Thousands of pro-choice campaigners marched in central Warsaw Saturday rallying against proposals for an almost total ban on abortion in the staunchly Catholic country, where the existing law is already one of the most restrictive in the EU.

Zika spreading quickly in Puerto Rico: U.S.

Washington - The number of Zika infections appears to be increasing quickly in Puerto Rico, US health officials said Friday, sparking fears that thousands of pregnant women -- and their unborn children -- could be at risk.

$122 million needed to fight Zika over 18 months: WHO

Geneva - The World Health Organization said Friday that $122 million (108 million euros) is needed to fund an 18-month anti-Zika battle plan that will focus on women of child-bearing age.

French court orders doctors to rule in right-to-die case

Nancy - A French court ordered doctors Thursday to decide whether a patient in a vegetative state should be allowed to die after years of legal battles that have torn his family apart.

Very hot drinks 'probably' cause cancer: UN agency

Paris - Very hot drinks probably increase the risk of cancer, a UN agency said Wednesday, but coffee -- once feared to be a carcinogen -- is safe if enjoyed at "normal" temperatures.

El Salvador confirms first Zika-linked birth defect

Sansalvador - El Salvador confirmed its first case of microcephaly in a baby that was linked to a Zika infection in the mother.Microcephaly is a birth defect that causes an abnormally small head and deformed brain.

Italy's Berlusconi on mend after life-saving heart surgery

Rome - Italy's controversial former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi underwent apparently successful open heart surgery on Tuesday, just over a week after a heart attack his doctor said could have killed him.

Orlando gay men angry they can't donate blood after massacre

Orlando - As they mourn friends and partners murdered in the gay nightclub massacre, homosexual men in Orlando are eager to join in the rush of solidarity by donating blood for those victims still clinging to life.

FDA issues warning about antacids

Washington - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a warning about over-the-counter antacid products that contain aspirin. This is in relation to risks of internal bleeding.

Pope denounces marginalisation of handicapped people

Vatican City - Pope Francis, addressing an audience of 20,000 sick and handicapped people at the Vatican on Sunday, decried the marginalisation of those with disabilities, pointing to the way body image has become big business and "anything imperfect has to be hidden...

Heart operation for Berlusconi after near miss attack

Rome - Controversial former Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi, 79, will undergo heart surgery to replace an aortic valve after suffering an attack his doctor said could have killed him.

West Africa marks end of deadly Ebola outbreak

Monrovia - Liberia said Thursday it is free of Ebola, meaning there are now no known cases in west Africa of the tropical virus that has killed more than 11,300 people in the region since late 2013.

Brazilian minister says 'no chance' of Olympic delay

London - Brazilian Sports Minister Leonardo Picciani on Tuesday ruled out as "impossible" a delay in the Rio Summer Olympics over concerns about the spread of the Zika virus."It's impossible. There's no chance.

Malawi albinos targeted in 'unprecedented' killing wave: Amnesty

Lilongwe - Albinos in Malawi are being targeted in an "unprecedented wave of brutal attacks", Amnesty International said Tuesday in a report that blames police for failing to tackle a scourge fuelled by ritual practices.

Mutilated rhino in South Africa on long road to recovery

Bela-bela - Sedated, blindfolded, her ears plugged with cotton-wool, "Hope" the rhino breathes heavily as veterinarians work to repair a gaping wound left by poachers who hacked off her horns.

Argentine president resting after cardiac arrhythmia

Buenos Aires - Argentine President Mauricio Macri canceled his official activities Saturday, a day after being hospitalized for several hours with cardiac arrhythmia, a government source said.

Top Indian hospital says duped in kidney sale racket

New Delhi - One of India's top hospitals unwittingly removed the kidneys of organ-trafficking victims believing they were donating them to relatives, a hospital spokesman said Saturday, after police arrested five over the racket.

Update: Boxing legend Muhammad Ali, Dies at 74

Los Angeles - Boxing legend Muhammad Ali, after fighting for his life, died Friday at a Phoenix-area hospital, at 74, due to a respiratory problem.

WHO asks experts to weigh Olympics impact on Zika spread

Washington - The head of the World Health Organization (WHO) has asked a panel of experts to consider whether the Rio Summer Olympics should be held as scheduled due to concerns it could spread the Zika virus.
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