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Patient participation in surgical safety checklist effective

Patients feel safer – and likely are safer – when they receive a surgical safety checklist and request that their health care providers use it, suggests a pilot study being presented at the American Society of Anesthesiologists ...

Jan 27, 2014
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Jordan to enforce smoking ban despite public fury

In Jordan, a country where smoking is so popular that motorists can be seen puffing away on miniature water pipes in traffic, the kingdom's government now wants to enforce a Western-style smoking ban in restaurants, ...

Jan 25, 2014
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Philippines bans lead after years-long campaign

The Philippines has banned the use of lead in a wide range of consumer products including toys and cosmetics, the government said Friday, after years of vocal campaigning by environmentalists.

Jan 10, 2014
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