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December, 8, 2016

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World AIDS Day
Officials with the Chiayi City's Department of Health pose with participants of its carnival event held in observance of World AIDS Day at the city's Jhongjheng Park (中正公園) on Sunday, Nov. 27.
 
A 56-year-old resident of Taipei's Neihu District has been diagnosed with dengue fever, becoming the sixth confirmed indigenous case since summer, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) said Friday.
 
An experimental treatment for Alzheimer's failed again in a widely anticipated study, disappointing many who had hoped drugmaker Eli Lilly had finally found a way to slow the progression of the mind-robbing disease.
 
Zika-caused birth defect may become clear only after birth
Researchers say a severe birth defect caused by Zika infection may not be apparent at birth but develop months afterward, further confirmation that the virus can cause unseen damage to developing babies.
 
China, the world's biggest cigarette producer and consumer, aims to impose national smoking-control regulations by the end of this year, authorities said Tuesday.
 
British teenagers drink almost a bathtub full of sugary drinks each year, Cancer Research UK said Tuesday as the charity urged the government to do more to improve children's diets.
 
Donkey milk, Montenegro's new health trend
Machines long ago usurped a donkey's traditional role as the farmer's beast of burden, but the animals are winning new fans in Montenegro -- thanks to their luxury milk.
 
This calendar may prevent unwanted pregnancy
On long wooden benches in the waiting room of a maternal health clinic in the first arrondissement of Libreville, Gabon, young girls sit side by side. They are all students, aged 16 to 25. Some are waiting for prenatal checkups, others cradle their newborns.
 
The World Health Organization (WHO) on Friday announced that the Zika virus outbreak, linked to deformations in babies' heads and brains, no longer poses a world public health emergency, though it warned the epidemic remains a challenge.
 
Zika no longer a world public health emergency: WHO
The World Health Organization on Friday announced in an online press conference that the Zika virus outbreak no longer poses a world public health emergency.
 
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