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Ebola outbreak in DR Congo now second worst in history

World Health Organization said there was a high risk of the outbreak spreading to other provinces in the DRC and other countries. Dr Peter Salama, WHO's emergencies chief, called it a "sad toll" as DR Congo's health ministry announced the number of cases has reached 426.

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Leo Varadkar becomes first Irish PM to publicly take HIV test

Earlier this week, health experts said more men could be dying because fewer are tested and men, generally, are poorer at seeking health services. Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said in a tweeted video: "A future with no HIV infections is a real possibility".

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AWS Announces 13 New ML Services and Capabilities, Including a Custom Chip

With NeoPulse, organizations can build sophisticated and accurate AI models with as little as 14 lines of code. Ultrain proclaimed that its smart contract developer framework is now available open-sourced. Amazon SageMaker RL addresses the complexity of reinforcement learning , which uses an algorithm achieve a complex goal that learns from right and wrong decisions as it explores its environment, usually in a simulator.

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Europe's highest rates of newly diagnosed HIV infections recorded in Russian Federation

The report , which CNN reported Tuesday , reveals that in 2017, of the almost 160,000 people diagnosed with HIV in Europe, 130,000 of those were in Eastern Europe - the highest ever in the latter region. There should be adequate investments in prevention, treatment and detection, the report adds. My call to governments, ministers of health and decision-makers is bold: "scale up your response now", says Dr Zsuzsanna Jakab, WHO Regional Director for Europe .

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Founder of CRISPR Gene-Editing Technology Calls Experiment "Irresponsible"

The claims were made in the days ahead of the Second International Summit on Human Genome Editing in Hong Kong , where He is slated to speak on two panels, including a breakout session on embryo and germline editing titled "A Forward Look at Research, Application, and Governance".

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98 million Indians will suffer from diabetes by 2030, says Study

Today, that figure nearly doubled at roughly 9% - and global population has also swollen by another three billion individuals. The likely rise in the number of adults from 40.6 crore in 2018 to 50.11 crore in 2030, with highest number of adults with type 2 diabetes from China with 13 crore, India with 9.8 crore and the United States with 3.2 crore.