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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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Abandoned asbestos mines still a hazard in India
Associated Press Healthwire : December 22, 2014, 3:49 am
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Associated Press Healthwire : December 20, 2014, 11:34 am
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Associated Press Healthwire : December 20, 2014, 5:13 am
MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) -- Polls opened Saturday morning in Liberia for a twice-delayed Senate vote amid concern the process could facilitate the spread of Ebola....

Tour agents: North Korea may soon lift Ebola restrictions
Associated Press Healthwire : December 20, 2014, 1:14 am
TOKYO (AP) -- North Korea, never a country to take the threat of foreign invasion lightly, has been under virtual lockdown since October to keep the Ebola virus from crossing its borders. But two leading travel agencies that specialize in the small but growing North Korea market say they have confirmed the North may be ready to open up its doors again soon....

Prepackaged caramel apples linked to 5 deaths
Associated Press Healthwire : December 19, 2014, 10:46 am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Health officials say prepackaged caramel apples are linked to five deaths and more than two dozen illnesses in 10 states....