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WHO urges China to bolster tobacco controls

March 20, 2012, 11:40 am by Associated Press Healthwire

SINGAPORE (AP) -- The head of the World Health Organization urged China on Tuesday to bolster controls on tobacco in a country where half of adult males smoke....


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Judge rejects doctors' lawsuit against Quackwatch website
Associated Press Healthwire : August 25, 2016, 12:40 pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- A New York judge has thrown out a defamation lawsuit that two pioneers in the anti-aging movement brought against a Quackwatch website....

Walgreens clinics run by SSM to include birth control
Associated Press Healthwire : August 25, 2016, 7:44 am
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- The nonprofit Catholic organization SSM Health says it will provide birth control pills at 26 clinics inside St. Louis-area Walgreens stores that it began operating Thursday....

Accidental overdoses killed 8 people a day in Ohio last year
Associated Press Healthwire : August 25, 2016, 7:04 am
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In Iran, unique system allows payments for kidney donors
Associated Press Healthwire : August 25, 2016, 5:07 am
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- The whirling hum of a dialysis machine could have been the soundtrack to the rest of Zahra Hajikarimi's life but for an unusual program in Iran that allows people to buy a kidney from a living donor....

Mylan says it will expand programs that lower EpiPen costs
Associated Press Healthwire : August 25, 2016, 4:40 am
NEW YORK (AP) -- Mylan, now in the crosshairs over severe price hikes for its EpiPen, says it will expand programs that lower out-of-pocket costs by as much as half....