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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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Associated Press Healthwire : December 4, 2016, 6:07 am
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Associated Press Healthwire : December 2, 2016, 12:45 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The nation's health care tab grew at the fastest rate in eight years in 2015, driven by the coverage expansion in President Barack Obama's law and by costly prescription drugs, the government said Friday....

Air pollution becomes Israel-Palestinian wedge issue
Associated Press Healthwire : December 2, 2016, 12:07 pm
YABED, West Bank (AP) -- For years, residents of central Israel have been complaining about air pollution from Palestinian factories in the nearby West Bank. Now that authorities have finally cracked down, shutting a group of the worst offending charcoal plants in one notorious town, Palestinians complain that hundreds were thrown out of work by their military occupiers....

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Associated Press Healthwire : December 2, 2016, 10:40 am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Supreme Court will decide whether some of the nation's largest health providers can rely on their church affiliation to avoid complying with federal laws covering pension benefits for workers....