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Infertility of couples in Kazakhstan is due to 'questionable Western values' and promiscuity: expert

Director of Kazakhstan's Center for Healthy Lifestyle Marat Kurmanov said that an alarming number of infertile young couples in Kazakhstan is due to questionable values that was inoculated in the Kazakh society in the 1990s.

Infertility of couples in Kazakhstan is due to 'questionable Western values' and promiscuity: expert
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Overweight linked to 500,000 cancer cases per year

Overweight and obesity is now causing nearly half a million new cancer cases in adults every year, roughly 3.6 percent of the world's total.

Overweight linked to 500,000 cancer cases per year
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Benefits of regular vitamin D tests remain unproven: study

Experts said regular tests for vitamin D levels are not proven to be beneficial or harmful.

Benefits of regular vitamin D tests remain unproven: study
Apple teams with (RED) to fight AIDS
Apple teams with (RED) to fight AIDS

Apple on Monday teamed with the (RED) campaign founded by U2 singer Bono to raise money to fight AIDS.

Apple teams with (RED) to fight AIDS
ECOWAS trains health workers to fight Ebola
ECOWAS trains health workers to fight Ebola

West Africa's regional bloc ECOWAS said on Sunday it will train 150 health workers this week to help tackle the deadly Ebola disease in the worst hit countries.

ECOWAS trains health workers to fight Ebola
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Italy arrests doctors in baby milk bribes scandal

Italian police placed 12 doctors under house arrest on suspicion of promoting baby milk formula over breastfeeding in exchange for kickbacks including luxury holidays.

Italy arrests doctors in baby milk bribes scandal
IMF, World Bank policies may share blame in Ebola crisis
IMF, World Bank policies may share blame in Ebola crisis

Christine Lagarde, the Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund, had just called for an increase in the country's budget deficit so that it could battle Ebola.

IMF, World Bank policies may share blame in Ebola crisis
Obama says Ebola fight far from over in W. Africa
Obama says Ebola fight far from over in W. Africa

US President Barack Obama warned that the fight to stem the Ebola outbreak was far from over in West Africa.

Obama says Ebola fight far from over in W. Africa
Stars sing about Ebola 'chimes of doom' in Band Aid video premiere
Stars sing about Ebola 'chimes of doom' in Band Aid video premiere

Stars like One Direction, Bono and Chris Martin featured in the video for the new Band Aid single to raise money for anti-Ebola charities.

Stars sing about Ebola 'chimes of doom' in Band Aid video premiere
Netherlands bans poultry transport after discovering bird flu
Netherlands bans poultry transport after discovering bird flu

Dutch officials banned the transport of poultry in the Netherlands after the discovery of a highly infectious strain of bird flu which could jump to humans.

Netherlands bans poultry transport after discovering bird flu
Ebola death toll rises to 5,177: WHO
Ebola death toll rises to 5,177: WHO

The World Health Organization said Friday that 5,177 people had so far died of Ebola across eight countries, out of a total 14,413 cases of infection.

Ebola death toll rises to 5,177: WHO
Algerian President Bouteflika 'hospitalised in France'
Algerian President Bouteflika 'hospitalised in France'

Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, 77, has been admitted to hospital in the southeastern French town of Grenoble, a French government source told AFP.

Algerian President Bouteflika 'hospitalised in France'
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Obesity costs more than $8 bn in lost US productivity: study

Obesity among workers in the United States is costing the nation $8.65 billion a year in lost productivity, according to a study released.

Obesity costs more than $8 bn in lost US productivity: study
Virus may affect mental abilities: US researchers
Virus may affect mental abilities: US researchers

People with an algae virus in their throats had more difficulty completing a mental exercise than healthy people, and more research is needed to understand why.

Virus may affect mental abilities: US researchers
Ebola death toll hits 4,960: WHO
Ebola death toll hits 4,960: WHO

The World Health Organization said that 13,268 people had been infected with Ebola across eight countries, and 4,960 of them had died.

Ebola death toll hits 4,960: WHO
Japan to offer $100 million aid to Ebola-hit Africa
Japan to offer $100 million aid to Ebola-hit Africa

Japan will provide up to $100 million in fresh aid to Ebola-hit West Africa, after the United States called for further global efforts to combat the deadly virus.

Japan to offer $100 million aid to Ebola-hit Africa
Obama to request $6 billion for Ebola crisis
Obama to request $6 billion for Ebola crisis

US President Barack Obama is seeking more than $6 billion in emergency funding to fight the Ebola epidemic in West Africa and respond to cases in the United States.

Obama to request $6 billion for Ebola crisis
Argentina's president feverish, in hospital
Argentina's president feverish, in hospital

Argentina's President Cristina Kirchner was admitted to hospital late Sunday suffering from fever, her office said.

Argentina's president feverish, in hospital
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Kazakhstan to keep methadone therapy for now

The government of Kazakhstan has announced it would continue the controversial methadone therapy until 2015.

Kazakhstan to keep methadone therapy for now
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Can you drink too much milk? Study raises questions

A study in The BMJ medical journal said Swedes with a high intake of cow's milk died younger -- and women suffered more fractures.

Can you drink too much milk? Study raises questions