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FILE - In 2010, South Korean health officials wearing protective gears prepare to slaughter pigs at a farm where the foot-and-mouth disease was found in Ganghwa Island, South Korea.

South Korea Confirms Foot-and-Mouth Case at Hog Farm

Officials says disease is unlikely to be widespread as it's one of three types the country inoculates against; about 600 pigs to be slaughtered to contain disease More

FILE - JoAnne Zoller Wagner - who was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes and exercises regularly to keep her blood sugar levels at a healthy, normal range - walks near her home in Pasadena, Maryland.

Herbs Help Curb Diabetes

Lab tests find rosemary and oregano are loaded with healthful compounds that work to reduce blood sugar as effectively as anti-diabetic drugs More

UNAIDS and others say the LGBT community is at greater risk of HIV infection due to criminalization, stigma and discrimination

US Ambassador Calls for LGBT Rights

John Berry spoke at the 20th International AIDS Conference in Melbourne More

FILE - Health workers take blood samples for Ebola virus testing at a screening tent in the local government hospital in Kenema, Sierra Leone, June 30, 2014.

Sierra Leone's Chief Ebola Doctor Contracts Virus

Sheik Umar Khan, 39, hailed as a 'national hero' by health ministry More

FILE - A Ghanaian girl waits to sell water in the northern city of Tamale.

World Bank Loan to Subsidize Ghana School Project

Funds will be used to build schools, provide education scholarships students, distribute free sanitary pads to schoolgirls More


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