Science & Health

FILE - A man shows the logo of a T-shirt that reads "Stop the Cut" referring to Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) during a social event advocating against harmful practices such as FGM at the Imbirikani Girls High School in Imbirikani, Kenya, April 21, 2016.
The ancient ritual — which typically involves the partial or total removal of the external genitalia and can cause pain, infertility and death — remains deeply entrenched in many African countries despite years of activism
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By Reuters
June 18, 2019
Ugandan civilians queue to be vaccinated against the Ebola virus in Kirembo village, near the border with the Democratic Republic of Congo in Kasese district, Uganda, June 16, 2019.
The deadly disease spread over the border from Democratic Republic of Congo last week
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By Reuters
June 18, 2019
Handout photo of researchers excavating the ruins of Catalhoyuk, June 18, 2019. Catalhoyuk's residents lived in clay brick structures akin to apartments, entering and exiting through ladders that connected the living areas of houses to the roofs.
Researchers examined 742 human skeletons unearthed at the prehistoric ruins of Catalhoyuk, inhabited from 9,100 to 7,950 years ago during a pivotal time in human evolution
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By Reuters
June 18, 2019
A photo shows a closeup of a beam scale in a Federal building in Washington, DC, June 18, 2019. (Photo: Diaa Bekheet). Preschoolers on government food aid have grown a little less pudgy, a U.S. study found.
Obesity rates dropped steadily to about 14% in 2016 — the latest data available — from 16% in 2010, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported.
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June 18, 2019
FILE - This illustration released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows a group of antibiotic-resistant bacteria.
Antimicrobial resistance is growing because of the widespread abuse and misuse of antibiotics
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June 18, 2019
Ebola Slows Down Uganda-DRC Border Trade
Last week, the Ebola virus crossed from the Democratic Republic of Congo into Uganda. Since then, the virus has not only claimed two lives, but also brought trade along the border region to a virtual halt.
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June 18, 2019
Faces in the crowd at the peace assembly in Kathmandu, 07 May 2010
New report says world population could reach its peak of nearly 11 billion around the end of the century
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June 17, 2019