Indian official calls for change on sex determination tests to curb female foeticide

February 3, 2016 12:22 pm· Comments Off on Indian official calls for change on sex determination tests to curb female foeticide 

NEW DELHI, Feb. 2 — A senior Indian minister has advocated for revoking a decades-old ban on sex determination tests, saying that it should be made compulsory to check the menace of female foeticide in this country.

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US reports first locally transmitted case of Zika virus

February 3, 2016 12:22 pm· Comments Off on US reports first locally transmitted case of Zika virus 

WASHINGTON, Feb. 3 — The first locally transmitted case of Zika virus in the United States has been reported in a county in Texas, the county's health department said Tuesday.

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Chile confirms first case of Zika virus

February 3, 2016 12:22 pm· Comments Off on Chile confirms first case of Zika virus 

SANTIAGO, Feb. 3 — Chilean authorities on Tuesday confirmed the first case of Zika virus in the country, on the heels of the World Health Organization (WHO)'s declaration of an international health emergency.

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Ireland probes 2 confirmed cases of Zika virus

February 3, 2016 12:22 pm· Comments Off on Ireland probes 2 confirmed cases of Zika virus 

DUBLIN, Feb. 3 — ireland said on Tuesday that the first two confirmed cases of the Zika virus in the country are currently being investigated by its Health Service Executive (HSE).

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Disinfected zones may protect athletes from Zika virus at Rio Olympics

February 3, 2016 12:22 pm· Comments Off on Disinfected zones may protect athletes from Zika virus at Rio Olympics 

MOSCOW, Feb. 3 — Special demarcation zones may be established in brazil in order to protect athletes competing at the 2016 Olympics in Rio from catching Zika fever virus raging in the country, an aide to the Russian prime minister said on Tuesday.

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One-third of W. Australians unaware of cancer prevention methods

February 3, 2016 12:22 pm· Comments Off on One-third of W. Australians unaware of cancer prevention methods 

MELBOURNE, Feb. 3 — A study has found that one in every three Western Australians are unaware of measures to prevent common cancers.

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Russia to start exporting cancer treatment microsources to EEU, Middle East

February 3, 2016 12:22 pm· Comments Off on Russia to start exporting cancer treatment microsources to EEU, Middle East 

MOSCOW, Feb. 3 — Russia plans in 2016 to start exporting its unique microsources to treat prostate cancer to the countries of the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU) and the Middle East, the Ministry for Investment and Innovations of Moscow Region said on Tuesday.

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Mexican health authority confirms 37 Zika cases

February 3, 2016 12:22 pm· Comments Off on Mexican health authority confirms 37 Zika cases 

MEXICO CITY, Feb. 3 — At least 37 cases of the Zika virus infections were registered in Mexico, the head of the epidemiology service of the country's Health Secretary, Cuitlahuac Ruiz Matus, confirmed on Tuesday.

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Former soccer star Maradona accuses ex-wife of asset plundering

February 3, 2016 12:17 pm· Comments Off on Former soccer star Maradona accuses ex-wife of asset plundering 

BUENOS AIRES, Feb. 2 — Former Argentinian soccer star Diego Maradona accused his ex-wife, Claudia Villafane, on Monday, of plundering around UD 9 million dollars worth of his assets amid the alleged fraud scandal that surfaced in 2015.

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Preparations for 2018 Football World Cup still within Russian budget

February 3, 2016 12:17 pm· Comments Off on Preparations for 2018 Football World Cup still within Russian budget 

MOSCOW, Feb. 2 — The preparations for the 2018 Football World Cup hosted by Russia are still proceeding withing the allocated budget, Russian Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko said Monday.

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