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New Delhi Shuts Power Plant in Fight against Diwali Smog

India's environmental watchdog shut down a coal-fired power plant and banned the use of diesel generators in New Delhi as air quality plummeted in the world's most polluted capital on Wednesday, the start of the Diwali festival.

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Scientists May Have Found a Cause of Dyslexia

A duo of French scientists said Wednesday they may have found a physiological, and seemingly treatable, cause for dyslexia hidden in tiny light-receptor cells in the human eye.

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Privacy Groups Warn of Perils in Smartwatches for Kids

Smartwatches designed to help parents keep tabs on children could create privacy and security risks, activist and consumer groups said Wednesday as they called for probes by regulators.

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U.S. Embassy in Beirut Inaugurates Medical Facilities Supported by USAID

The U.S. Embassy in Beirut's Deputy Chief of Mission Edward White has visited the American University of Beirut Medical Center to celebrate the inauguration of a pathology laboratory and the Lebanese American University Rizk Hospital to celebrate the completion of a delivery and labor unit in the maternity ward, the Embassy said on Tuesday.

Both facilities were renovated through grants by the USAID’s American Schools and Hospitals Abroad (ASHA) program to reinforce “our long-term partnership with the Lebanese people in education and health,” the Embassy said.

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Seychelles Schools Closed over Plague Fears

The Seychelles government ordered schools to close Friday, after the discovery of two suspected cases of plague thought to have been brought from Madagascar where the disease has killed scores.

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Madagascans Battle to Evade Growing Plague Outbreak

The little footbridge near Justin Rakatoarivony's home is submerged in a murky green liquid the texture of sewage.

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Mass Cholera Vaccinations Begin in Rohingya Camps

The United Nations launched one of its biggest ever cholera vaccination drives in the vast refugee camps of southeast Bangladesh Tuesday amid fears of an outbreak among nearly a million Rohingya now living there.

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Better Marriages Make for Healthier Hearts, Study Says

Men whose marriages grow stronger over the years have healthier cholesterol and blood pressure than peers whose unions fall apart, said a study Monday that hinted at unexpected health perks of relationship counselling.

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Orthorexia: When 'Healthy Eating' Ends Up Making You Sick

People, it seems, have never been so afraid of their food -– and, say some experts, an obsession with healthy eating may paradoxically be endangering lives.

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Trump Rolls Back Obamacare Provision for Free Birth Control

US President Donald Trump's administration annulled on Friday an Obamacare provision  that obliged employer health plans to pay for contraception, potentially stripping free birth control from millions of women.

The move extends to all commercial enterprises an exemption already given to religious institutions.

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