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High pollution levels hit Beijing at Golden Week's close

High pollution levels hit Beijing at Golden Week's close

A cloud of pollution descended over Beijing at the weekend, shrouding the city and its famous cultural landmarks in a thick haze amid a US warning against physical activity outdoors.

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Argentine president on 1-month rest after head trauma

Argentine president on 1-month rest after head trauma

Argentina’s President Cristina Kirchner has been ordered to rest for a month after doctors found a brain hemorrhage linked to an August incident, her spokesman said.

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Doctors still prescribe antibiotics too often: US study

Doctors still prescribe antibiotics too often: US study

US doctors prescribe antibiotics to six out of 10 patients with a sore throat, even though only one infection in 10 is severe enough to merit them, researchers said Thursday.

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Big tobacco pushes into e-cigarettes

Big tobacco pushes into e-cigarettes

The former Playboy centerfold strikes a sultry pose in a bar, the sleek black cigarette in her hand and a handsome dude at her side.

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When diseases have a bad name, change is hard

When diseases have a bad name, change is hard

Some diseases just have a bad name. But even when their commonly known labels glorify Nazi doctors or slander certain ethnic groups, old habits are hard to change, experts say.

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Exercise rivals drugs for stroke, heart disease treatment

Exercise rivals drugs for stroke, heart disease treatment

Exercise may be at least as effective as some drugs in reducing the risk of death in stroke patients or people with heart disease, a study published on Wednesday said.

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Belgian euthanised due to sex change distress

Belgian euthanised due to sex change distress

A 44-year-old Belgian in distress after a failed sex change was euthanised this week after doctors agreed to the mercy-killing on psychological grounds, national media said Tuesday.

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In lab dish, scientists make tear and saliva glands

In lab dish, scientists make tear and saliva glands

Researchers said on Tuesday they had created saliva glands and tear glands using stem cells from mice, marking a further advance in the quest to grow replacement bio-engineered organs.

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Sweden best country to grow old: UN

Sweden best country to grow old: UN

Sweden is the best place to grow old and Afghanistan the worst, according to a UN-backed study on Tuesday that warns many countries are ill-prepared to deal with the old age time bomb.

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US teens' dangerous obsession with 'thigh gap'

US teens' dangerous obsession with 'thigh gap'

It’s the latest weight loss craze among American teens striving to emulate the models they see in magazines: the “thigh gap”, in which slender legs, when standing with feet together, do not touch.

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