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Germany orders some poultry kept inside to protect against bird flu

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By Michael Hogan HAMBURG (Reuters) - Farm poultry in German regions with a high risk of contact with migrating wild birds must be kept inside farm buildings to protect against the risk of contracting bird flu, German authorities said on Monday. The decision was taken by...(more) 

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Italian Ebola patient due to be flown home: health ministry

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ROME (Reuters) - An Italian doctor who contracted Ebola while working in Sierra Leone is being flown to Italy, the Health Ministry in Rome said on Monday. The ministry said the doctor, who had been working for the humanitarian group Emergency, was in a stable condition...(more) 

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Suicide risk falls after talk therapy

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Talk therapy sessions can help reduce the risk of suicide among high-risk groups, suggests a US study. 

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Dutch Ebola aid ship finishes West Africa tour

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MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — The European Union says a Dutch aid ship is finishing its tour of the three West African countries hardest hit by the Ebola epidemic, docking in Liberia to deliver supplies including medical equipment. 

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GSK shareholders to vote on Novartis deal on Dec. 18

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LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's GlaxoSmithKline has asked its shareholders to vote at a meeting on Dec. 18 on its proposed major deal with Switzerland's Novartis , which will see the two pharmaceutical group trade more than $20 billion of assets.  

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EU approves Novartis' Signifor drug for rare hormonal disorder

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ZURICH (Reuters) - The European Commission has approved Novartis' drug Signifor to treat a rare hormonal disorder, the Swiss drugmaker said on Monday.  

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3 Tips to Blast the Holiday Bulge

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Ho, ho, ho... yep, it's that time of year again. This year I'm inviting you to do your holidays differently, though. Instead of more sugar, stress, and alcohol, I have three tips, and if you put them in place, it could be your best holiday season...(more) 

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Energy Vampires: Are You Their Next Prey?

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You know them. Energy vampires. They disguise themselves in human form. They kindly befriend you, seemingly act like a comrade, your best bud. But then, as you begin to get to know them, they slowly suck the vibrant energy out of you. You probably were just...(more) 

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The battle for control of the cigarette packet

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How health warnings are changing cigarette packet design 

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Pope meets with autistic children

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VATICAN CITY (AP) -- Pope Francis has called for an end to the isolation and stigma of people living with autism spectrum disorders and their families during an audience aimed at raising awareness about the condition.... 

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Celebrity song to aid fight against Africa Ebola crisis tops UK charts

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LONDON (Reuters) - Band Aid 30's reworked version of "Do They Know it's Christmas", a song intended to raise money to fight the spread of Ebola in Africa, went straight to the top of Britain's single charts on Sunday, the Official Charts Company said. The track...(more) 

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Pregnant Egyptian woman dies of H1N1 swine flu: health ministry

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CAIRO (Reuters) - An Egyptian woman who was six months pregnant has died of H1N1 swine flu, five days after being admitted to hospital, a health ministry spokesman said on Sunday. The 31-year-old woman, who was not named, was admitted on Nov. 18 with flu-like symptoms...(more) 

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