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In US, Cigarette Smoking Reaches New Low

Just 13.9 percent of the US population smokes cigarettes, according to a US government report Tuesday which said the American smoking rate has reached "the lowest level ever recorded."

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Trump, America's Oldest First-Time President, Turns 72

President Donald Trump turned 72 on Thursday, having returned to the fray of Washington politics after his grueling trip to Singapore for the summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

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WHO Predicts Ebola Outbreak in DR Congo Could End Soon

The director general of the World Health Organisation said Sunday he believed a swift end could be put to the outbreak of Ebola in northwestern DR Congo, some 21 days which has left 27 people dead over the past month.

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Medical Staff who Treated Skripals Feared Pair Would Not Survive

Doctors in Britain who treated former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter following their March poisoning in Salisbury have said they initially feared the pair would not recover.

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Walk and Chew Gum, It May Keep You Thin, Study Says

Still looking for the secret to effortless weight loss? It may be as simple as chewing gum while walking, Japanese researchers suggested on Saturday.

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Third of Girls in South Asia Miss School during Periods

More than a third of girls in South Asia miss school during their periods, a report said Tuesday, with a lack of toilets and cultural taboos about menstruation among the factors impeding their education.

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Death Toll from Nipah Virus Outbreak in India Jumps to 10

The death toll from an outbreak of the rare Nipah virus in southern India has risen to at least 10, officials said Tuesday, with another 90 people quarantined to try to stem the spread of the disease.

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Nipah Virus Kills at Least Three in India, Sparks Alert

A deadly virus carried mainly by fruit bats has killed at least three people in southern India, sparking a statewide health alert Monday. 

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Abortion Clinics to Lose Funding under New Trump Rule

Anti-abortion activists won a major victory Friday when President Donald Trump's administration announced plans for a rule that would cut federal funding to hundreds of US clinics providing the service.

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WHO Says 'High Risk' Ebola Will Spread in DR Congo

An Ebola outbreak in Democratic Republic of the Congo has a high risk of spreading internally, the World Health Organization warned Friday ahead of a meeting on whether to declare it an event of international concern.

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