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Friday, December 4, 2015
The number of new dengue fever infections increased by 301 on Tuesday, bringing the total since the start of May to 39,651, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) said yesterday.
HIV-positive Israelis will be conscripted into the military for the first time, the army said Wednesday, a move welcomed by gay rights groups as an important step against discrimination.
Thursday, December 3, 2015
Rio badly polluted, even far offshore: AP test
Olympic sailor Erik Heil floated a novel idea to protect himself from the sewage-infested waters he and other athletes will compete in during next year's games: He'd wear plastic overalls and peel them off when he was safely past the contaminated waters nearest shore.
Bono, Biden, Cyrus laud fight against AIDS
At an all-star event honoring the nonprofits ONE and (RED), co-founder Bono wanted to make one thing clear: "This is not a charity concert."
Toil and trouble in China over Nobel medicine prize
China's Tu Youyou collects the mainland's first Nobel Prize for medicine next week for extracting an anti-malarial drug from a herb mentioned in a traditional text, but her award has prompted debate over the role of science in the practice.
Wednesday, December 2, 2015
AP test: Rio Olympic water badly polluted, even far offshore
Olympic sailor Erik Heil floated a novel idea to protect himself from the sewage-infested waters he and other athletes will compete in during next year's games: He'd wear plastic overalls and peel them off when he was safely past the contaminated waters nearest shore.
Scientists debate boundaries and ethics of gene editing amid fast-moving field
Rewriting your DNA is getting closer to reality: A revolutionary technology is opening new frontiers for genetic engineering -- a promise of cures for intractable diseases along with anxiety about designer babies.
Norway mulls using heroin to prevent deadly overdoses for most at-risk users
The pale, zombie-like addicts staggering through concrete underpasses make an unlikely scene in wealthy Norway's picturesque second city. As a gateway to the fjords which zigzag the oil-rich nation's long coastline, Bergen is the last stop on a global drug route that gives it one of the worst heroin problems in Europe.
Are the brains of men and women truly different? Not if you look at the overall structure, a new study says.
Forget reassurances to insecure teens: a Stockholm youth health clinic is handing out special measuring tapes to young men and asking them to size up their penises, it said on Monday.
  
  
  
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