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The Ebola epidemic has killed nearly 100 children. The last Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo has now caused the death of at least 97 children, according to a charity that fights against the pandemic, in what is now the second most lethal virus epidemic in history . While the health authorities on the ground have started an aggressive vaccination campaign, instability in the region has made things particularly difficult. (ABC News)

The global suicide rate has fallen since 1990. Suicide rates worldwide fall by more than 33% between 1990 and 2016, according to a new study published on BMJ. The researchers cite the improvement of access to health care, the improvement of socioeconomic conditions in poor nations and other related factors such as the likely reasons for the decline. But it should be noted that in some regions (including the United States), some communities have actually experienced an increase in suicide, even among young people. (Fortune)

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