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    Year 2019 sees boom in successful gene therapy

    Agence France-Presse. Washington | Updated at 02:45pm on December 05, 2019

    In the summer, a mother in Nashville with a seemingly incurable genetic disorder finally found an end to her suffering — by editing her genome....

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    Samoa in lockdown amid measles battle

    Agence France-Presse . Wellington | Updated at 02:48pm on December 05, 2019

    Samoa entered a two-day lockdown Thursday as authorities launched an unprecedented mass vaccination campaign to contain a deadly measles outbreak that has devastated the Pacific...

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    Take efforts to fight cervical cancer: Rwandan minister

    Xinhua . Kigali | Updated at 03:55pm on December 04, 2019

    Rwandan health minister Diane Gashumba on Tuesday called on all African countries to make joint efforts to fight against cervical cancer in the continent. There...

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    Unvaccinated to show red flags in Samoa

    Agence France-Presse  . Wellington | Updated at 03:53pm on December 04, 2019

    Authorities in Samoa asked unvaccinated families to display a red flag outside their homes on Wednesday to help a mass immunisation drive aimed at halting...

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    Early treating cholesterol reduce heart attack risk: study

    Agence France-Presse . Paris | Updated at 03:58pm on December 04, 2019

    Treating younger people with high cholesterol levels may help reduce their risk of heart attack or stroke in later life, a study showed on Wednesday....

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    Samoa death toll in Measles still rising

    Agence France-Presse . Wellington | Updated at 02:14pm on December 03, 2019

    The World Health Organisation warned of a ‘slide back’ in global efforts to eliminate measles Tuesday, as the death toll from an outbreak that has killed dozens of children in Samoa continued to climb...

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    Moscow launches innovative campaign to promote vaccination

    Agence France-Presse . Moscow | Updated at 02:43pm on November 30, 2019

    Struggling with growing scepticism of vaccinations, health authorities in Moscow have turned to a surprising ally for help: blood-thirsty vampires...

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    Sedentary teens risk health, heart and mind: WHO

    Reuters . Geneva | Updated at 07:45pm on November 22, 2019

    Teenagers worldwide are jeopardising their health by failing to get enough exercise to reduce their risk of obesity and cardiovascular diseases, a World Health Organisation-led...

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