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South African toddlers "swapped at birth" shouldn't be exchanged: court adviser

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JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Two South African toddlers accidentally swapped on the day they were born should stay with the families who raised them and not be returned to their biological parents, a court-appointed expert said on Wednesday. The two children, a boy and a girl who...(more) 

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FEATURE-Kenyan women pay the price for slum water "mafias"

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By Katy Migiro and Magdalena Mis NAIROBI/LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Rising before dawn, the women emerged from their ramshackle shacks and squelched through the mud to stand in line for water in Kibera, Nairobi's biggest slum. Seven hours later, bullet-grey skies drizzled on and off,...(more) 

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South Korea to fly medical workers to Europe if infected fighting Ebola

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SEOUL (Reuters) - 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. Seoul will send a team of 10...(more) 

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Four polio vaccinators shot dead in SW Pakistan

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Gunmen opened fire on a team of polio vaccinators in Pakistan's restive southwest on Wednesday, killing four of them and forcing authorities to halt an immunisation drive, officials said. 

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Australian treatment could save wounded soldiers: scientists

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Researchers claim it could be the first big advance in treating battlefield casualties since the Vietnam War, with the potential to dramatically reduce deaths in the field. "In the last 10 years, about 5,000 allied soldiers have died on the battlefield (in Iraq and Afghanistan) and...(more) 

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Air dryers may spread more hand germs

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(Reuters Health) – What’s better for limiting the spread of bacteria in washrooms: paper towels, or air dryers?  

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

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LONDON (Reuters) - 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.  

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HCA hospitals halt use of uterine fibroid surgical tool

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(Reuters) - 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. The surgical technique involves use of a laparoscopic power morcellator device...(more) 

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Cricket-Australia's Hughes to undergo scans after surgery

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(Adds details) SYDNEY, Nov 26 (Reuters) - Australia cricketer Phillip Hughes remains in critical condition and will have more scans on Wednesday after undergoing emergency surgery to relieve pressure on his brain at a Sydney hospital. The batsman suffered a severe head injury when he was...(more) 

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Top Democrat says Obama focus on healthcare in 2009 was mistake

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By Amanda Becker WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A top U.S. Senate Democrat said on Tuesday that President Barack Obama and congressional Democrats made a major political blunder in 2009 when they chose to focus on healthcare reform instead of concentrating on fixing the economy. Charles Schumer, the...(more) 

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Ebola isolation at US base 'pretty much vacation'

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HAMPTON, Va. (AP) -- With plenty of flat screen TVs, game nights and even an outdoor fire pit, life in isolation for members of the U.S. military who have returned from the Ebola mission in West Africa can look a lot like summer camp.... 

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Thanksgiving -- Not Just a Holiday

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Athletes know how important giving thanks is, especially after a game without injury. The same is true in life, especially when you leave that family gathering and are grateful for not punching Uncle Marvin in the face for his condescending comments about women in the workplace....(more) 

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