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    Vaping causes disease caused by exposure to industrial metals

    Agence France-Presse . Paris | Updated at 03:34pm on December 05, 2019

    Doctors treating a patient with a rare lung disease usually caused by exposure to industrial metals say it may instead be the first case linked...

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Canadian Medical Association study reveals danger of e-cigarettes

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 03:18pm on November 21, 2019

    A 17-year-old Canadian nearly lost his lungs after five months of intensive vaping, but the ingredient suspected of doing the damage, diacetyl, is different from the substance United States authorities blame for dozens of deaths...

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