Health

Austria tiring of being 'ashtray of Europe'

Austria is tiring of its reputation as "the ashtray of Europe"—at least according to the results of a nationwide petition backing a ban on smoking in cafes and restaurants.

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Ireland to hold abortion referendum in May

Ireland will hold a referendum at the end of May on liberalising its restrictive abortion laws, a highly sensitive issue in the traditionally devoutly Catholic country.

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Number of EU nurses registering to work in UK plummets

The number of European Union nurses and midwives registering to work in Britain fell by almost 90 percent in the 12 months to September, according to the first full-year figures since the U.K. voted to leave the bloc.

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Vermont House passes aid-in-dying bill

The Vermont House has approved a measure that would allow doctors to provide lethal medication to terminally ill patients seeking to end their own lives.

Health

Swiss voters say no to tightening of smoking ban (Update)

Two-thirds of Swiss voters rejected a referendum Sunday to tighten a smoking ban, to the relief of hotels and restaurants, while two cantons split in a vote over keeping tax breaks for rich foreigners.

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