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BEIJING (AP) — China's government is likely to raise cigarette taxes in order to boost prices and deter smoking, an official said Wednesday, amid a push by the nation of 300 million smokers to crack down on the habit. The National Health and Family Planning Commission is joining...
BEIJING (AP) — A Chinese health official says the government is likely to raise cigarette prices as the nation of 300 million smokers cracks down on the habit. State media quoted National Health and Family Planning Commission spokesman Yao Hongwen as saying Wednesday that...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress is taking some whole grains off the school lunch line. A massive year-end spending bill released Tuesday doesn't allow schools to opt out of healthier school meal standards championed by first lady Michelle Obama, as House Republicans had sought. But...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress is taking some whole grains off the school lunch line. A massive year-end spending bill released Tuesday doesn't allow schools to opt out of healthier school meal standards championed by first lady Michelle Obama, as House Republicans had sought. But...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The House has approved a bill aimed at reducing a suicide epidemic that claims the lives of 22 military veterans every day. A bill named for Clay Hunt, an Iraq and Afghanistan veteran who killed himself in 2011, was approved Tuesday on a voice vote. The bill...
NEW YORK (AP) — The United Nations' Ebola chief says enough treatment facilities will be operating in Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea by the end of January to ensure that the number of new cases starts dropping in the three worst-affected countries. Dr. David Nabarro told the...
CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — The Cuban doctors were all fired up and raring to get to work: Fidel Castro had praised their commitment and urged them to work even with American troops who might otherwise be considered the enemy, and President Raul Castro came to the airport to wish...
CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — The Cuban doctors were all fired up and raring to get to work: Fidel Castro had praised their commitment and urged them to work even with American troops who might otherwise be considered the enemy, and President Raul Castro came to the airport to wish...
JERUSALEM (AP) — For the first time, Israel has invoked the provisions of its 2005 "Dying Patient Act" to allow a terminally ill patient to die. A Tel Aviv court on Tuesday revealed that the amounts of oxygen and the rate of ventilation being given to the unidentified man...