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FEB 06, 2016 - Huffington Post

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The Latest On Zika: Virus In Bodily Fluids Prompts New Sex Recommendations

On Friday, Brazilian researchers detected Zika virus in saliva and urine for the first time. While it's still too early to say whether the disease can be spread by the fluids, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention updated its health guidelines for pregnant women to include sexual health recommendations.  The Zika virus, which is spread by the Aedes aegypti mosquito, ...

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FEB 05, 2016 - Yahoo! News

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Zika nations should allow access to contraception, abortion: UN

The United Nations on Friday urged countries hit by the dangerous Zika virus to let women have access to contraception and abortion. The UN human rights office said the South American countries now urging women to hold off getting pregnant over Zika fears had to offer them the possibility of controlling their fertility. "How can they ask these women not ...

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FEB 05, 2016 - Yahoo! News

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U.N. Syria envoy to brief Security Council on Friday: spokesman

GENEVA (Reuters) - United Nations Syria envoy Staffan de Mistura will brief the U.N. Security Council via videolink on Friday, two days after he suspended peace talks and said the big powers needed to do more to support him, U.N. spokesman Ahmad Fawzi said. De Mistura will also meet Syrian opposition figure Qadri Jamil, who was not part of the ...

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FEB 05, 2016 - Yahoo! News

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UN study finds more women face genital mutilation than earlier estimated

By Emma Batha LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - More than 200 million girls and women globally have suffered genital mutilation, far higher than previously estimated, which highlighted the need to accelerate efforts to eradicate the practice, the United Nations said on Friday. Despite growing momentum to end female genital mutilation (FGM), experts warned that booming populations in some high prevalence ...

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FEB 04, 2016 - Yahoo! News

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UN urges missing Sierra Leone people to come for Ebola testing

United Nations officials in Sierra Leone on Thursday appealed to nearly 50 people wanted for Ebola testing to come forward, as the country seeks to stamp out a fresh outbreak of the virus. Senior UN official Gabriel Rugalema said it was important to find out whether the missing people have developed any symptoms of the tropical virus. The re-emergence of ...

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