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3 HOURS AGO - Yahoo! News

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Global population living six years longer than in 1990: study

By Kate Kelland LONDON (Reuters) - Global life expectancy has risen by more than six years since 1990 thanks to falling death rates from cancer and heart disease in rich countries and better survival in poor countries from diarrhea, tuberculosis and malaria. In an analysis from the 2013 Global Burden of Disease (GBD) study, health researchers said, however, that while ...

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14 HOURS AGO - Fox News

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Anti-diabetic drug offers promise for preventing drug-resistant TB

A drug used to treat diabetes can help boost the efficacy of tuberculosis (TB) medication without inducing drug resistance, scientists in Singapore have discovered.

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DEC 17, 2014 - Washington Times

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TB tests ordered at Jacksonville school

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) - Florida health officials have ordered tuberculosis tests on about 150 students and staff members at a Jacksonville high school after a student was hospitalized with the disease recently. The Florida Department of Health in Duval County has sent students home with parental permission slips ...

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DEC 16, 2014 - Huffington Post

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Drug-Resistant Malaria Could Be The World's Next Health Crisis

By Astrid Zweynert MIN SAW, Myanmar, Dec 16 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Ka Lar Nar caught malaria for the sixth time when he was working away from home on his small farm in the jungle of south-eastern Myanmar but this time it was a lot harder to get rid of it. After testing positive for malaria he got a three-day ...

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DEC 15, 2014 - Huffington Post

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U.S. Public Health System Could Benefit Long-Term From Ebola Scare

Medical staff put on protective clothes during an exercise to prepare the service in case of an Ebola virus outbreak on Oct. 24 in Paris. (Stephane de Sakutin/AFP/Getty Images) One of the biggest humanitarian tragedies in 2014 has been the Ebola epidemic, which to date has infected 17,942 people and killed 6,388. The epidemic continues in West Africa, and there ...

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