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'Cure' for Chernobyl children: Sun, sea, clean air in Portugal

Peniche - Anya wasn't even born when Chernobyl exploded nearly 30 years ago, but even today its radioactive fallout stalks her and other Ukrainian youngsters growing up near the disused plant.

'Three billion' wearable sensors to be in use by 2025

A report has estimated that over three billion sensors will be put to collective use on our bodies over the next ten years, fuelled by growth in the wearables market. The number of physical sensors available is also expected to grow.

Newborn dies after rat bites in Indian hospital: Mother

New Delhi - A newborn has died after being bitten by rats in a government-run hospital in southern India where he was undergoing treatment, the baby's mother alleged Thursday.

Top Mexican chefs take stand against GM corn

- Top Mexican chefs urged the president Wednesday to join them in their staunch opposition to genetically modified corn in a country where age-old grains are cherished traditions.

Tanorexia: when getting a tan becomes an addiction

Madrid - On a warm August evening in Madrid a steady stream of tanned customers parade out of a tanning salon -- even in sunny Spain, the need to catch some rays can turn into an addiction.

Spain detects first case of mosquito-borne chikungunya virus

Madrid - Spain has detected its first domestic case of the painful mosquito-borne viral disease chikungunya in a 60-year-old man in the eastern province of Valencia, officials said Tuesday.

WHO to study use of sanctions as part of global epidemic response

Ginebra - The World Health Organization said Tuesday it will study the idea of using sanctions to punish countries that do not comply with global health regulations, following widespread failures in the response to the Ebola outbreak.

Once again, science tell us butter is better for you than margarine

It's a perennial debate: which is better for you - butter or margarine? And it's been running since the laboratory invented spread appeared to challenge butter for supremacy across a slice of toast.

What will the health of the U.K. population be like by 2040?

Making predictions can be fraught with difficulty; however, working out the main diseases and health threats helps governments to plan ahead. An interesting exercise has been undertaken in the U.K.

Khmer Rouge 'first lady' Ieng Thirith dies: Cambodia tribunal

Phnom Penh - The former "first lady" of Cambodia's murderous Khmer Rouge regime, Ieng Thirith, died Saturday, according to a UN-backed tribunal which stayed its trial of her in 2012 on charges of genocide and crimes against humanity due to her ill health.

Dementia may be stabilising in some countries: study

Paris - The occurrence of dementia and Alzheimer's disease may have stabilised in some wealthy nations, according to a study released Friday.

Typhoid hits Palestinians from Syria's Yarmuk camp: UN

Damascus - Typhoid has broken out among Palestinian refugees from the besieged Yarmuk camp in the Syrian capital Damascus, a UN agency said Wednesday.

U.S. regulators approve 'female Viagra'

Washington - US regulators Tuesday approved the first "female Viagra," a drug known as Addyi that works on the brain to boost younger women's libido if they have lost interest in sex.

Actress Fran Drescher to host 2015 Women's Health Summit

Los Angeles - Acclaimed actress Fran Drescher, best known from the TV series "The Nanny," will be hosting her first Women's Health Summit on October 13, 2015.

Middle aged told to ‘get more sleep’

London - New government advice has been issued in the U.K., calling on the middle aged to sleep more and to make other changes to their lifestyle in order to become healthier.

Low-carb Paleo diet promotes weight loss and health say experts

A low-carb Paleolithic diet promotes natural weight loss and optimal health, according to the book, "The Perfect Human Diet," by fitness expert CJ Hunt.

Denied abortion, 11-year-old Paraguay rape victim gives birth

Asunci - An 11-year-old Paraguayan girl who was raped by her mother's boyfriend gave birth Thursday, rekindling the uproar over authorities' refusal to let her have an abortion.

Former U.S. president Carter reveals he has cancer

Washington - Former US president Jimmy Carter said Wednesday that recent liver surgery has shown he has cancer, and that it has spread.The 39th president, now aged 90, underwent an initially successful operation earlier this month to remove a "small mass.

Danish nurse charged with fourth patient murder

Copenhage - A 30-year-old nurse in Denmark was charged with a fourth count of murder on Tuesday following a series of suspicious patient deaths on her ward, a court heard on Tuesday.

Egypt heatwave 'kills 21'

Cairo - Twenty-one people have died and 66 others were hospitalised with exhaustion as soaring temperatures and high humidity hit Cairo and other parts of Egypt, the health ministry said Monday.

As population dwindles, Italian village bans death

Sellia - A small town in Italy has banned people from getting sick, and warned residents to “stop dying.” The ban comes as the town contends with a serious population problem that is pushing the city to the brink.

Ukraine lifts ban on HIV-positive visitors

Kiev - Ukraine said on Wednesday it had removed its restriction on entry and foreign travel for HIV-positive people as part of growing efforts to improve relations with Europe after decades of Moscow rule.

Peanuts linked to better health

Amsterdam - Peanuts have been found to have the equivalent effects on health as tree nuts, although, unsurprisingly, peanut butter is not associated with the good health effect. This is based on a new study.

Togo voodoo market helps the sick and politicians

Lom - Lucien Yekpon, a Lome traditional healer, sat on a stool surrounded by voodoo objects -- skulls, feathers, statuettes -- to place his hand on the head of a patient and recite incantations.

Chilean Congress takes first step towards legal abortion

Santiago - Chile's Congress took its first step toward legalizing abortion in some cases, a practice that has been legally banned for decades in the socially conservative nation.

New York's largest Legionnaires outbreak kills seven

New York - New York's largest recorded outbreak of Legionnaires' disease has killed seven people and infected 86 others, as the city moved Tuesday to draw up new legislation to halt future outbreaks.

Russia says wrong DNA found in French hypermarket mince

Moscow - Russia's food safety regulator on Tuesday accused the popular French hypermarket chain Auchan of selling beef and pork mince containing meat from sheep and chicken.

Secret video, outrage, and a revived U.S. abortion debate

Washington - Anti-abortion activists' secret footage of officials from the largest US family planning organization discussing use of fetal tissue for research has appalled conservatives, sparking fresh assaults against an iconic organization over abortion rights.

S.Africa's Tutu to remain in hospital for 'another few days'

Cape Town - South African archbishop Desmond Tutu will remain in hospital in Cape Town "for another few days" despite making good progress, his foundation announced Saturday, four days after he was hospitalised with a recurring infection.

Hillary Clinton healthy, quite wealthy: Campaign statements

Washington - Hillary Clinton is healthy and "fit to serve" as US president, her doctor affirmed, as the Democratic White House frontrunner also revealed details about her family's substantial personal wealth.
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