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Antibiotic may stop preventable blindness infection

British researchers working in an East African village say a single dose of an antibiotic appears to stop infections that cause trachoma, the world's leading preventable cause of blindness.
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How some people manage to stay thin in a fat, fat world

LONDON -- At 43, Anita Sanders is a sylph who can eat as much as she likes without having to exercise like a fiend.
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Mad cow disease cases increase

LONDON - The number of people contracting the human form of mad cow disease has increased by about 23 percent a year in Britain since 1994, new research has found.
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Weighty new world: Obesity gains ground as global killer

It's a bitter truth to swallow: About every fourth person on Earth is too fat. Obesity is fast becoming one of the world's leading reasons why people die.
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Health capsules: What you don't know can hurt you

When it comes to osteoporosis, what you don't know can hurt you, and most women with the bone-crumbling disorder don't know they have it. Bone density studies of 2,314 women found that 17 percent of them had osteoporosis, a rate that increased to 30 percent for women 65 years of age and older. The most shocking finding of the study, which was reported in the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, is that 93 percent of the women with osteoporosis were unaware of it.
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