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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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FDA approves first drug-oozing implant to control addiction
Associated Press Healthwire : May 26, 2016, 12:50 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Federal health officials on Thursday approved an innovative new option for Americans struggling with addiction to heroin and painkillers: a drug-oozing implant that curbs craving and withdrawal symptoms for six months at a time....

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Associated Press Healthwire : May 26, 2016, 9:37 am
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Associated Press Healthwire : May 26, 2016, 8:20 am
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Report: 1st US case of germ resistant to last resort drug
Associated Press Healthwire : May 26, 2016, 4:03 am
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WHO: Nearly 960 killed in attacks on hospitals in 2 years
Associated Press Healthwire : May 26, 2016, 3:59 am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Nearly 960 people have been killed worldwide in attacks on medical facilities in conflicts over the past two years, the World Health Organization said in a report Thursday that highlighted an alarming disrespect for the protection of health care in war by both governments and armed groups....