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Critics urge WHO to reverse choice of Mugabe as goodwill envoy 12:16pm EDT

GENEVA/LONDON The World Health Organization (WHO) should overturn its decision to appoint Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe as a goodwill ambassador, global health leaders said on Saturday, describing the move as unjustifiable and wrong. | Video

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GlaxoSmithKline adult shingles vaccine wins U.S. approval

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved GlaxoSmithKline's Shingrix shingles vaccine for use in adults aged 50 and over, a move widely expected after an advisory panel to the agency last month voted unanimously to recommend its approval, the company announced on Friday.

Oct 20 2017

Plague kills 94 in Madagascar, WHO says working to prevent spread

GENEVA A plague epidemic has killed 94 people on the island of Madagascar and could spread further, the World Health Organization said on Friday.

Oct 20 2017
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Peru Congress passes bill to legalize medical marijuana

LIMA Peru's conservative Congress passed a bill to legalize medical marijuana late on Thursday with a 68-5 vote in favor of allowing cannabis oil to be produced, imported and commercialized.

World Oct 20 2017

Does diabetes make a heart attack feel different?

(Reuters Health) - People with diabetes may not always feel classic symptoms like acute chest pain when they have a heart attack, according to a small study that offers a potential explanation for why these episodes are more deadly for diabetics.

Oct 20 2017

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