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WHO backs farmers to grow food instead of tobacco

The World Health Organization said Friday it was helping a growing number of farmers turn away from tobacco to help strengthen food security, particularly in Africa.

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Does my treatment work? How major medical reviews can be 'gold standard' evidence, yet flawed

Medical decision-making is complex. There are often hundreds, if not thousands, of published studies that may impact how to manage your medical condition.


US sues to block $28 bn Amgen biopharma acquisition

US regulators filed a lawsuit Tuesday to block biopharmaceutical firm Amgen's proposed $28 billion takeover of drug maker Horizon Therapeutics, saying the transaction would harm consumers.


New blood donation rules allow more gay men to give in US

Gay and bisexual men in monogamous relationships can give blood in the U.S. without abstaining from sex under updated federal health guidelines that focus on donors' behavior, not their sexual orientation.