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Gambia Leader's Hold on Power Ends With Surprising Speed
Gambia's President Yahya Jammeh became notorious for erratic behavior and his apparent determination to stay in power indefinitely, but a population fed up with oppression and economic stagnation brought his reign to a surprisingly swift end
Correction: Recalls This Week Story
In a story Nov. 25 about the week's consumer product recalls, The Consumer Product Safety Commission incorrectly listed a laptop battery recall. The recall of HP batteries from 2006 was mistakenly relisted while improvements were being made to the agency's website. A corrected version of the story
Search for HIV Vaccine Resumes With Test in South Africa
The latest attempt in the frustrating search for a vaccine against HIV is underway in South Africa
3 of Cuba's Major Medical Achievements
Despite being an island largely cut off from much of the world due to a decades-long embargo, Cuba has managed to build a robust health system that has been credited with some major medical advancements in recent years. A 2012 study published in the American Journal of Public Health found that
Recalls This Week: Laptop Batteries and Carpet Cleaners
Recalls this week include laptop batteries, carpet cleaners, chairs, air valves, off-road vehicles
Meet the Sex-Ed YouTube Star Whose Videos Have Over 100 Million Views
Ruth," was raised Mormon and now has 1.5 million subscribers and an MTV show.
'Patient Zero' Didn't Cause HIV Epidemic in US, New Study Finds
The man who was dubbed "patient zero" and long thought by many to have kick-started the North American HIV /AIDS epidemic actually had little to do with the spread of the virus, according to a new study published today the medical journal Nature that sheds new light on how HIV emerged in the U.S.
Jim Carrey Sued by Mother of Ex-Girlfriend
The actor is facing a new lawsuit after his former girlfriend, Cathriona White, died of a prescription drug overdose last year.
Derrick Rose testifies in rape lawsuit trial
LOS ANGELES -- NBA star Derrick Rose testified Friday in a lawsuit accusing him and two friends of raping his ex-girlfriend, saying he interpreted a text message from the woman as consent to have sex with her later that night. Called to the witness stand by a lawyer for the woman, Rose said he had
UN Leaders Discuss Dwindling Options for Antibiotic-Resistant Diseases
Antibiotic-resistant organisms have been a concern among health experts for decades, with fewer antibiotics being developed by major pharmaceutical companies and the effectiveness of available drugs diminishing. Today, global health experts are sounding the alarm about antibiotic-resistant drugs in