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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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Will health sensors make humans immortal?

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Ebola Protective Masks Are In High Demand

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Africans worst responders in Ebola crisis
Associated Press Healthwire : October 31, 2014, 7:12 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- The head of Africa's continental body did not get to an Ebola-hit country until last week - months after alarm bells first rang and nearly 5,000 deaths later....

Ex-Union Carbide chief Anderson dead at 92
Associated Press Healthwire : October 31, 2014, 4:52 am
MIAMI (AP) -- Warren M. Anderson, who headed Union Carbide Corp. when a chemical leak killed thousands of people in India in 1984, has died in Florida at 92....

A look at Ebola guidelines in some states
Associated Press Healthwire : October 31, 2014, 3:29 am
States have broad authority to quarantine people to prevent the spread of disease, and several are exercising that right to go beyond the safety recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control for containing the deadly Ebola virus....

APNewsBreak: Medicare bought meds for dead people
Associated Press Healthwire : October 31, 2014, 3:17 am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Call it drugs for the departed: Medicare's prescription program kept paying for costly medications even after patients were dead....

FTC sues Gerber over claims on infant formula
Associated Press Healthwire : October 30, 2014, 11:55 am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Federal regulators announced Thursday they were suing Gerber, the well-known baby food maker, for claiming that its Good Start Gentle formula can prevent or reduce allergies in children....