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Bill Clinton backs Obama’s push for health law

Bill Clinton backs Obama’s push for health law

President Barack Obama got backing from Bill Clinton as he sought to promote his health care law to the US public amid a congressional battle and an approaching sign-up date.

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Spain’s king arrives at hospital for new hip operation

Spain’s king arrives at hospital for new hip operation

Spain’s King Juan Carlos arrived at a Madrid hospital on Tuesday for hip-replacement surgery, his eighth operation in just over three years.

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EU improves safety of implants after PIP scandal

EU improves safety of implants after PIP scandal

The EU’s executive on Tuesday moved to improve the safety of medical devices in the wake of the worldwide scare over faulty PIP breast implants from France.

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Obama says he quit cigarettes for fear of wife

Obama says he quit cigarettes for fear of wife

US President Barack Obama said he stopped smoking out of fear of his wife, in an unwitting admission captured by a loose microphone.

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Guantanamo authorities consider hunger strike wave over

Guantanamo authorities consider hunger strike wave over

Authorities at the US prison at Guantanamo Bay said they would no longer issue daily hunger strike updates on detainees, effectively announcing the end of the unprecedentedly broad prisoner protest.

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Dengue emergency declared in Pakistan’s Swat

Dengue emergency declared in Pakistan’s Swat

Authorities in Pakistan’s northwestern Swat Valley have declared a health emergency after nearly 5,000 cases of dengue fever were reported in a month.

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New meningitis vaccine slashes cases by 94 percent

New meningitis vaccine slashes cases by 94 percent

A new vaccine being rolled out in the “meningitis belt” that stretches across north-central Africa has reduced cases of the potentially fatal disease by 94 percent, doctors reported on Thursday in The Lancet.

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German ‘Desert Flower’ centre to help circumcised women

German ‘Desert Flower’ centre to help circumcised women

Somali-born activist and former supermodel Waris Dirie on Wednesday opens a centre in Germany to treat victims of female genital mutilation, which she was subjected to as a child.

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WHO chief accuses tobacco giant of ‘sabotaging’ EU health bill

WHO chief accuses tobacco giant of ‘sabotaging’ EU health bill

The World Health Organisation chief on Wednesday accused tobacco giant Philip Morris of seeking to “sabotage” a proposed EU measure to clamp down on tobacco industry marketing aimed at women and youngsters.

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US porn makers slam HIV claims, vow to end moratorium

US porn makers slam HIV claims, vow to end moratorium

US porn filmmakers who have suspended production after a number of actors reportedly tested HIV-positive accused critics of “political posturing” and making unfounded claims.

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