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14 HOURS AGO - Yahoo! News

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Shortfall in operations causes a third of deaths worldwide: Lancet

By Alex Whiting LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Five billion people worldwide do not have access to safe surgery and anesthesia, more than double previous estimates, resulting in more deaths than malaria, AIDS and tuberculosis combined, the Lancet Commission on Global Surgery said. The lack of operations causes a third of all deaths worldwide, with nearly 17 million people dying ...

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16 HOURS AGO - Yahoo! News

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'Putting Your Bottom at the Top of Your List' -- The Pap Smear That's Not Just for Women

A poster promoting the Anchor StudyAbout 17 years ago, Jeff Taylor, an AIDS advocate, became worried he might have anal cancer. Through his work, Taylor knew that anal cancer rates had risen steeply among people with HIV. He was having discomfort, and he knew that there was a simple screening test: a swab that is processed just like a routine...

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16 HOURS AGO - Yahoo! News

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Instant self-test HIV kit on sale in Britain

Britain's first legally-approved HIV self-testing kit went on sale online on Monday, promising a result in just 15 minutes with a 99.7 percent accuracy rate. Developers hope the BioSure HIV Self Test will help identify the estimated 26,000 people in Britain who have HIV but do not yet know. "Knowing your HIV status is critical and the launch of this ...

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APR 24, 2015 - MSNBC

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Urgent Action Needed for Indiana HIV Outbreak: CDC

Federal officials are asking communities around the country to look for drug-abuse-fueled outbreaks of the AIDS virus.

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APR 24, 2015 - MSNBC

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Urgent Action Needed for Indiana HIV Outbreak, CDC Says

Federal officials are asking communities around the country to look for drug-abuse-fueled outbreaks of the AIDS virus.

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