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Ultra-secure lab in Gabon equipped for Ebola studies

At a research facility in Gabon, one isolated building stands behind an electrified fence, under round-the-clock scrutiny by video cameras. The locked-down P4 lab is built to handle the world's most dangerous viruses, including Ebola.

Canada lawmakers vote to legalize cannabis

Ottawa - Canada is set to become the first G7 country to legalize cannabis after lawmakers on Monday passed a bill that would allow free consumption of the mind-altering drug.

Video gaming addictive like crack: WHO

Paris - Video gaming can be addictive in the same way as cocaine or gambling, the World Health Organization said Monday in a much anticipated update of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD-11).

Video gaming addictive like crack: WHO

Paris - Video gaming can be addictive in the same way as cocaine or gambling, the World Health Organization said Monday in a much anticipated update of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD-11).

British PM promises Brexit health service boost

London - Prime Minister Theresa May on Sunday promised a major funding boost for Britain's state-run National Health Service, using money currently sent to the EU.The premier said that by the financial year 2023-2024, an extra £20 billion ($26.

The future of health is data

A number of technological changes are impacting upon healthcare, from advanced scanners to the improvements to tackling disease that stem from DNA sequencing. However, data analytics will be the most revolutionary.

More than 4 million eggs recalled in Poland

Warsaw - Poland's veterinary service on Friday recalled some 4.3 million eggs contaminated with an antibiotic, just days after Dutch eggs were pulled from supermarket shelves in Germany.

Former France Telecom execs to face trial over suicides

Paris - French judges have ordered a trial against France Telecom and its former CEO for "moral harassment" following a wave of employee suicides in the late 2000s, according to judicial papers seen by AFP Friday.

Argentina abortion debate goes into second day

Buenos Aires - Debate on a bill to legalize abortion in conservative Argentina dragged into a second day Thursday without a vote as thousands of pro- and anti-abortion supporters demonstrated outside the Congress.

Trump, America's oldest first-time president, turns 72

Washington - President Donald Trump turned 72 on Thursday, having returned to the fray of Washington politics after his grueling trip to Singapore for the summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

China's transgenders 'step forward' from the shadows

Shanghai - Lan spent years trapped between two identities: the male gender assigned to her at birth and the woman she was inside -- a living "torture" in a China not yet ready to fully embrace transgenders.

Fight brews in Canada over home grown pot

Ottawa - Prime Minister Justin Trudeau faced a political challenge to his marijuana legalization bill Wednesday as a fight brewed over whether Canadians should be allowed to grow marijuana at home.

Bend it like Modi: Indian PM trots and treads in fitness video

New Delhi - Narendra Modi, whose supporters boast of his physical prowess and indifference to sleep, has shared the secrets to his morning fitness regimen in a video where the Indian premier thrusts a staff, walks backwards and flexes over a boulder.

US farm belt tries to head off another surge in suicides

New York - Responding to signs of rising despair in rural America over a farming downturn exacerbated by the current trade war fears, agricultural leaders are mobilizing to try to prevent another suicide crisis.

Canada Senate passes bill legalizing recreational marijuana

Ottawa - Canada's Senate passed a bill Thursday legalizing recreational marijuana, moving it closer to becoming the first member of the Group of Seven nations to legalize the production, sale and consumption of the drug.

'Accident' caused global baby milk scare, says French company

Paris - The head of the French company at the centre of an international baby milk scandal denied Thursday that it was responsible for the contamination that triggered a recall of formula in over 80 countries, calling it "an accident".

Russian doctors 'refused to help dying woman' outside hospital

Moscow - Russian prosecutors launched a probe Wednesday after doctors reportedly refused to help a woman dying on the pavement outside the hospital where they worked in Yekaterinburg, a World Cup host city.

Macron's frenetic reform drive exhausts French MPs

Paris - France may be famed for its 35-hour working week, but in parliament the marathon debates and 1am votes prompted by President Emmanuel Macron's reform drive have MPs on the brink of burnout.

Health sector gives blockchain glowing prognosis

Paris - Securing safe interchange of patient data, improving the conduct of clinical tests and medicine traceability, and lowering costs.

Apple to open up health record data to third-party iOS apps

Apple has announced plans to will open up health record data to third-party iOS apps through a new API. The service, which will be available in October 2018, will enable users to share health data from over 500 hospitals/clinics with third-party apps.

Death of Indian soldier renews fears over rare virus

Kolkata - A Indian soldier has died in West Bengal state of suspected infection by the Nipah virus, an official said Wednesday, heightening fears the rare disease may be spreading.

Smoking: a rundown on lighting up

Paris - Every minute, smokers get through nearly 11 million cigarettes and 10 die from the habit, experts say, in an industry that generates billions of dollars.Here are some facts and figures ahead of the UN's World No Tobacco Day Thursday.

Unlicenced Ebola meds could soon be used in DR Congo: WHO

Geneva - The World Health Organization said Tuesday it was awaiting formal approval from the Democratic Republic of Congo to send in unlicenced Ebola medication to help rein in an outbreak of the deadly virus.

Medical staff who treated Skripals feared pair would not survive

London - Doctors in Britain who treated former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter following their March poisoning in Salisbury have said they initially feared the pair would not recover.

AI better at finding skin cancer than doctors: study

Paris - A computer was better than human dermatologists at detecting skin cancer in a study that pitted human against machine in the quest for better, faster diagnostics, researchers said Tuesday.

Treating clothing with Permethrin protects against tick bites

Insecticide-treated clothes marketed to prevent tick bites work and may help prevent tick-borne diseases, a study conducted by researchers from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has revealed.

Palestinian president Abbas leaves hospital

Ramallah - Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas left hospital on Monday following eight days of treatment for pneumonia and pledged to return to work, an AFP journalist reported.

Nipah claims another victim in India, death toll now 13

New Delhi - Another patient has died in India from the Nipah virus, taking the number of fatalities from an outbreak of the rare disease to 13, authorities said Sunday.

LA's people walker is beating loneliness, one step at a time

Los Angeles - Chuck McCarthy's walking service provides fresh air, exercise and companionship for $30 an hour -- but peeing on trees is an absolute no-no.

In an Iraqi village, a little girl hides skin disease from neighbours

- Four-year-old Iraqi girl Haura should be enjoying her childhood -- games in the street, tearing in and out of friends' homes and small squabbles over toys.
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