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Only three in 10 Americans have HIV under control: government report


CHICAGO - Just 30 percent of Americans living with HIV have the virus in check, putting others at risk of infection, U.S. health officials said on Tuesday.


U.S. quarantine moves hurting Ebola response in Africa: Harvard 25 Nov 2014

BOSTON - Moves by some U.S. states to isolate medical workers returning from fighting Ebola in West Africa could worsen the global health crisis by discouraging badly needed new volunteers, according to health experts at Harvard University.

South Korea to fly medical workers to Europe if infected fighting Ebola 8:36am GMT

SEOUL - South Korea said on Wednesday that Britain had agreed to evacuate any South Korean medical workers who may be infected with the deadly Ebola virus while working at a British-run clinic in Sierra Leone for treatment.


U.S. introduces menu calorie labeling to fight obesity 25 Nov 2014

- The U.S. government will publish sweeping new rules on Tuesday requiring chain restaurants and large vending machine operators to disclose calorie counts on menus to make people more aware of the risks of obesity posed by fatty, sugary foods. | Video

Sierra Leone Ebola burial workers dump bodies in pay protest 25 Nov 2014

FREETOWN - Burial workers in Sierra Leone have dumped bodies in the street outside a hospital in protest at authorities' failure to pay bonuses for handling Ebola victims.

Fat to blame for half a million cancers a year, WHO agency says 25 Nov 2014

LONDON - Some half a million cases of cancer a year are due to people being overweight or obese, and the problem is particularly acute in North America, the World Health Organization's cancer research agency said on Wednesday.


Indian sterilization targets remain in all but name, critics say 25 Nov 2014

BARUAN, India - India officially abandoned targets for its mass sterilization program in the 1990s, accepting they had put undue pressure on people to undergo surgery and failed to curb population growth sufficiently.

India orders culling after bird flu outbreaks in Kerala 25 Nov 2014

PARIS - India has found two outbreaks of a highly contagious bird flu virus in the southern state of Kerala, prompting the authorities to cull more than 200,000 birds, the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) said on Tuesday.

HCA hospitals halt use of uterine fibroid surgical tool 25 Nov 2014

- HCA Holdings Inc, the largest for-profit U.S. hospital operator, said a procedure for removing uterine fibroids that has been linked to the spread of cancer will no longer be performed at its facilities.

Once-weekly Lilly diabetes drug wins EU approval 25 Nov 2014

- The European Commission has granted marketing approval to Eli Lilly and Co's injectable Trulicity treatment for adults with type 2 diabetes, the U.S. drugmaker said on Tuesday.