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Egypt court convicts doctor of female genital mutilation

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CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian appeals court on Monday convicted a doctor of manslaughter and performing female genital mutilation that led to the... Full Story

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  • Egypt court convicts doctor of female genital mutilation
    Egypt court convicts doctor of female genital mutilation

    CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian appeals court on Monday convicted a doctor of manslaughter and performing female genital mutilation that led to the death of a 13-year-old girl, sentencing him to two years and three months in prison in the country's first case that came to trial over the widespread practic, defense lawyers said.

  • Medical pot only OK for sick kids failed by other drugs: MDs
    Medical pot only OK for sick kids failed by other drugs: MDs

    CHICAGO (AP) — With virtually no hard proof that medical marijuana benefits sick children, and evidence that it may harm developing brains, the drug should only be used for severely ill kids who have no other treatment option, the nation's most influential pediatricians group says in a new policy.

  • WHO adopts reforms to repair reputation after bungling Ebola
    WHO adopts reforms to repair reputation after bungling Ebola

    GENEVA (AP) — The World Health Organization has proposed reforms that could overhaul its structure after botching the response to the biggest-ever Ebola outbreak, a sluggish performance that experts say cost thousands of lives.

  • Added protections for consumer information on health website
    Added protections for consumer information on health website

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration appears to be making broader changes to protect consumer information on the government's health insurance website, after objections from lawmakers and privacy advocates.

  • Avian flu confirmed in commercial turkey flock in California

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal agriculture officials say they have found avian influenza in a commercial turkey flock in central California.

  • UK nurse who contracted Ebola recovers, leaves hospital

    LONDON (AP) — A British nurse who contracted Ebola while working in Sierra Leone has been discharged from the hospital after making a complete recovery.

  • Tide turning in Ebola fight after hard lessons
    Tide turning in Ebola fight after hard lessons

    DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — A top U.N. official in the fight against Ebola greeted just three patients at one treatment center he visited this week in Sierra Leone. Families in Liberia are no longer required to cremate the remains of loved ones to halt the spread of the virulent disease.

  • Privacy concerns over health care website prompt reversal
    Privacy concerns over health care website prompt reversal

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Bowing to privacy concerns, the Obama administration reversed itself Friday, scaling back the release of consumers' personal information from the government's health insurance website to private companies with a commercial interest in the data.

  • FDA approves 2nd vaccine against meningitis strain

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal health regulators have approved a second vaccine to prevent a strain of bacteria that can cause deadly cases of meningitis.

  • Sierra Leone eases blocks on travel, business as Ebola wanes
    Sierra Leone eases blocks on travel, business as Ebola wanes

    FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — With the Ebola outbreak weakening in West Africa, Sierra Leone eased restrictions on movement and commercial activity Friday even as the president warned that the fight against the deadly disease is not yet over.

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