Health

China mulling cigarette tax increase to curb smoking

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.

Dec 10, 2014
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Can doctors be trained in a 48-hour working week?

Since August 2009 all UK trainee doctors have been restricted to a 48 hour week, but some say this has had negative effects on the quantity and quality of medical training. Is there any evidence to substantiate these fears? ...

Dec 09, 2014
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Dead teen's parents seek ban on caffeine powder

The parents of an Ohio teen who died from an overdose of caffeine powder are urging federal regulators to ban sales of the stimulant, saying that children must be protected from a highly potent substance.

Dec 09, 2014
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