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Amazon Moves to Disrupt Pharmacy Sector with New Acquisition

Amazon set its sights on the pharmacy market Thursday with the acquisition of tech-focused retailer PillPack, sending shock waves through the sector over prospects of disruption by the U.S. online colossus.

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Congolese Doctor Helps Yazidi Women Overcome Rape Stigma

At the Yazidi minority's holiest site in Iraq, Congolese gynecologist Denis Mukwege pays homage to a spiritual leader who has decreed women raped by the Islamic State group should not be stigmatized.

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China Says U.S. Should Curb Its Demand for Opioids

China said Monday the U.S. should do more to stem its own demand for synthetic drugs but pledged despite tensions to boost cooperation to stop the flow of opioids made in the Asian country.

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U.S. Police Killings of Blacks Exact Mental Health Toll

The disproportionately high rate at which unarmed black people die at the hands of police in the United States has a corrosive impact on the mental health of black Americans, researchers reported Friday.

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France Faces Suit over No-Sex Rule for Blood Donations by Gay Men

A Frenchman has filed a discrimination suit at Europe's top rights court over a rule that requires gay men to refrain from having sex for a year before they donate blood, his lawyer said Friday.

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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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