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California governor signs bill limiting school vaccine exemptions

SACRAMENTO, Calif. California Governor Jerry Brown on Tuesday signed a bill eliminating the state’s personal beliefs exemption for school vaccine requirements – legislation that was prompted by a measles outbreak…

Liberia records Ebola death despite being declared virus-free

MONROVIA A Liberian teenager has died of Ebola, more than seven weeks after the west African country was declared free of the virus, a government minister said on Tuesday. The…

Cuba named first country to end mother-to-child HIV transmission

HAVANA The World Health Organization on Tuesday declared Cuba the first country in the world to eliminate the transmission of HIV and syphilis from mother to child. The WHO said…

Beware of animal diseases as biological weapons, health experts say

PARIS The World Health Organization, animal health and national defense officers called on Tuesday for wider international cooperation to avoid the spread of animal diseases that could be used as…

Grapefruit, orange juice linked to increased risk of melanoma

Grapefruit, orange juice linked to increased risk of melanoma

Grapefruit and orange juices are breakfast staples for many of us. But consuming these in large amounts may be putting us at higher risk of melanoma – the deadliest form…

Cranberry juice may help protect against heart disease and diabetes risk factors

Study finds polyphenol-rich cranberries to be a sustainable lifestyle approach to better health A new study 1 reveals that drinking low-calorie cranberry juice cocktail may help lower the risk…

Study: Muscadine grape seed oil may help reduce obesity

Muscadine grape seed oil supplies a form of Vitamin E, giving scientists another clue to reducing obesity, a new University of Florida study shows. The oil may…

Families speak out over Tawel Fan

Families have spoken out for the first time about the “deplorable” care their loved ones received at a Denbighshire mental health ward. The damning report into the Tawel Fan ward…

Liberia records Ebola death after country declared virus-free

MONROVIA A Liberian has died of Ebola in the first recorded case of the disease since a country at the heart of an epidemic that has killed more than 11,000…

Infant mortality rates could be lowered through improved medicine packaging designs

Infant mortality rates could be lowered through improved medicine packaging designs

The usage of key medicines in developing countries could be significantly increased through improved packaging appearance, a new study by the Clinton Health Access Initiative, Inc. (CHAI) and the…

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