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China reopens town sealed after plague death

A Chinese town sealed off after a man died of plague re‑opened on Thursday after authorities found no further cases of the illness, state media...

Many heavy kids think they're normal weight

NEW YORK (AP) — Nearly a third of children in a national survey didn't have an accurate idea of their own weight — most of...

Surgeons remove 232 teeth from Indian teenager

Surgeons in Mumbai have removed 232 teeth from the mouth of an Indian teenager in what they believe may be a world‑record operation, the hospital...

US gets first local case of mosquito-borne chikungunya

A Florida man who has not recently traveled outside the country is the first person in the United States to get the mosquito‑borne chikungunya virus...

India's lax antibiotic controls raise killer disease fears

An Indian pharmacist swiftly pulls white boxes of powerful antibiotics from neatly stacked shelves behind him, and hands them over the counter without asking for...

South Korea reports first foot-and-mouth case for three years

South Korea on Thursday confirmed its first case of foot‑and‑mouth in more than three years, and just two months after the country was declared free...

Paracetamol no better than placebo for low back pain, study finds

Paracetamol, a painkiller universally recommended to treat people with acute low back pain, does not speed recovery or reduce pain from the condition, according to...

Poland suffers first cases of African swine fever in pigs

Poland on Wednesday confirmed its first cases of deadly swine fever in domestic pigs, as the World Trade Organisation reviewed a Russian embargo on EU...

HIV epidemic 'smaller' than UN estimates: report

UN estimates for HIV deaths and disease can be slashed by a quarter, researchers said Tuesday. "The HIV epidemic is smaller than estimated by UNAIDS",...