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60 pizza-makers create nearly mile-long 'pie' in Milan
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ROME (AP) — The wait was on the long side for the pizza -- 18 hours -- but this was an extraordinary pie: 1.59545 kilometers, or nearly a mile long. More than 60 of Italy's best pizza-makers worked through the night to create the pizza at Milan's world fair, Expo 2015. Their toil was rewarded
HPA: Steps are being taken to protect Maldivians from MERS
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Health Protection Agency (HPA) has said that they are taking necessary steps to protect Maldivians from MERS Chronic Virus which has been spreading in some countries of Asia since it appeared in the Middle East in last year’s Hajj season. A press release issued by HPA says that they are
North Korea claims it has cure for MERS, Ebola and AIDS
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SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea says it has succeeded where the greatest minds in science have failed. The authoritarian, impoverished nation better known for pursuing a nuclear program despite global criticism announced Friday it has a drug can prevent and cure MERS, Ebola, SARS and
Dengue fever outbreak infects thousands in war-torn Yemen
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SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Thousands of people have been diagnosed with dengue fever in southern Yemen, where fighting has raged for months between Shiite rebels and their opponents, international organizations and health officials said Thursday. The top health ministry official in the southern port
South Korea's MERS deaths reach 23
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SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea said Thursday that 23 people have died and more than 6,700 are isolated at homes and medical facilities as officials continue their efforts to put the MERS outbreak under control. More than 160 have been diagnosed with Middle East respiratory syndrome
UN: Spread of MERS in South Korea isn't global emergency
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LONDON (AP) â?? The World Health Organization says the spread of a mysterious virus from the Middle East to South Korea doesn't merit being declared a global emergency despite infecting more than 160 people in the biggest outbreak outside the Arabian peninsula. In a statement Wednesday, the
Ramadan fast imposes difficult choice on diabetic Muslims
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AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — For years, diabetic Shawkat al-Khalili ignored his doctor's orders not to fast during the holy month of Ramadan when most of the world's 1.6 billion Muslims abstain from food and water from sunrise to sunset. Islam exempts the sick from fasting, but the 70-year-old
Experts expect more MERS cases, downplay chance of pandemic
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SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Experts from the World Health Organization and South Korea on Saturday downplayed concerns about the MERS virus spreading further within the country, which recorded its 14th death and 12 new infections, but said that it was premature to declare the outbreak
Woman gives birth after transplant of ovarian tissue
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LONDON (AP) — A woman who had ovarian tissue removed and frozen during childhood has given birth to a baby after the tissue was successfully transplanted back into her, enabling her to get pregnant. The woman, now 27, was only 13 when doctors stored some of her tissue because she was about to
Maggi noodles ordered off India's shelves due to lead level
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NEW DELHI (AP) — Indian shopkeepers withdrew a popular brand of Nestle instant noodles from their shelves Wednesday after tests revealed the snack contained unsafe levels of lead. India's states have either ordered the withdrawal of Maggi noodles from shops or are carrying out further tests on
Egg prices surge to record on shortage caused by bird flu
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DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Egg prices reached record levels on Friday after a bird flu outbreak decimated the flock, leading to the death of more than 20 million egg-laying hens over the last month in the top producing state of Iowa. The virus spread appears to have slowed but not stopped.
Ebola is found in doctor's eye months after virus left blood
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For the first time, Ebola has been discovered inside the eyes of a patient months after the virus was gone from his blood. Ebola has infected more than 26,000 people since December 2013 in West Africa. Some survivors have reported eye problems but how often they occur isn't known. The virus also
Polish doctors perform rare throat-area transplant
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WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Polish surgeons said Monday they have successfully performed a rare and extensive transplant of the throat area. Dr. Adam Maciejewski said the 37-year-old patient suffered from advanced cancer of the voice box, making it impossible for him to breathe, swallow and speak.
Hawaii food festival explores the wonders of canned meat
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HONOLULU (AP) — In Hawaii, Spam rules. No, not the kind that you get in your email, but the kind you eat — or don't eat, as it may be for many mainlanders. To honor Spam lovers in Hawaii, Hormel Foods will release a new flavor — Portuguese sausage Spam — exclusively for the state at a
UN says it will try to identify all Ebola cases by June
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LONDON (AP) — The World Health Organization says it aims to identify and isolate all new Ebola cases in West Africa by the end of May to stop the spread of the lethal virus before the rainy season. In a new Ebola plan released on Tuesday, the U.N. health agency said it hopes to limit
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