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Doctors Without Borders (Medecins Sans Frontieres) says 355 died of ‘neurotoxic’ symptoms in Syria

Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF, Doctors Without Borders) said 355 people had died earlier this week of “neurotoxic” symptoms as the Syrian government and its foes accused each other of using chemical weapons. MSF said around 3,600 patients displaying “neurotoxic symptoms” had flooded into three Syrian hospitals on the day of…

1,000 women a day die in childbirth, says Doctors Without Borders

About 1,000 women die each day in childbirth or from preventable complications related to pregnancy, humanitarian group Medecins Sans Frontieres (Doctors Without Borders) said Thursday. “Worldwide, at any time, 15 percent of pregnancies incur the risk of a potential fatal complication,” said Kara Blackburn, responsible for women’s health at MSF…