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Time Off for Good Behavior: Japan Firm Rewards Non-Smokers

Non-smoking employees at one Japanese firm are getting six additional days' holiday to compensate for the time their colleagues spend puffing away at work.

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Singaporeans with Appetite for Destruction Get 'Rage Room' Relief

Bad day at the office? In high-pressured Singapore there is now a solution -- a "rage room" that lets stressed-out people take a baseball bat to items ranging from glass bottles to televisions.

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Millions of Yemenis in 'Desperate' Health Situation

Millions of Yemenis face a "desperate" health situation on top of the ravages of war, the humanitarian group Doctors Without Borders (MSF) said Monday.

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Sri Lanka Scraps Private Medical College amid Protests

Sri Lanka announced Sunday the closure of a private medical college at the center of a long-running controversy over teaching standards.

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Indian Doctors Separate Twins Joined at the Head

Doctors in India have successfully separated conjoined twin boys who were attached at the skull in a marathon surgical procedure that lasted more than 36 hours and involved 40 doctors.

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Hope for Noma Disease Victims Left without Faces in I.Coast

For 17 of her 20 years, Flora Doume has hidden from the world. Now she nervously waits for the operation to repair her ravaged face, restoring her hope for a normal life.

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Anti-Stroke Drugs also Protect against Dementia

People with heart trouble who take blood-thinning medication to avoid strokes may also significantly reduce their risk of dementia, a study published Wednesday said.

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Tens of Thousands in Jail as India Prohibition Bites

Prem Prakash and his sharp-eyed team cause impatient queues at the border of India's Bihar state where a hard-hitting alcohol ban has left tens of thousands in jail and drawn the national spotlight.

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Madagascar Plague Deaths Hit 94, 1,100 Suspected Cases, Says WHO

The death toll from a plague outbreak in Madagascar has risen to 94, with the number of suspected cases jumping to more than 1,100, the World Health Organization said Friday.

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U.N.: 15,000 Under Fives Die from Preventable Illnesses Each Day

Despite a dramatic fall in the infant mortality rate, 15,000 children aged under five still die each day around the world from preventable diseases, a U.N. report said Thursday.

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