Anti-Tobacco Images Fail to Sway Jordanian Smokers

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If new anti-smoking images slapped on Jordan’s smokes don’t help puffers kick the habit, maybe Jordan should look Down Under for greater motivation: Beginning this year, as part of Jordan’s obligations to the World Health Organization’s Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC), the Ministry of Health asked cigarette companies to feature graphic anti-smoking images on cigarette […]

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Drug-Resistant Bacteria Might Destroy Us Before Global Warming

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If giant plumes of gurgling methane don’t keep you up at night, then try this: England’s chief medical officer recently warned government officials that we are running out of antibiotics that are effective against drug-resistant bacteria. This means that even the most innocuous infections that used to be knocked out by antibiotics could kill us […]

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Globally, Obesity is Now Deadlier Than Hunger

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Need incentive to eat healthier?  Diabetes, stroke and heart disease, have become the dominant cause of death and disability worldwide. Obesity and its myriad complications produce health problems greater than those caused by hunger:  according to a new report published in the British medical journal The Lancet, it’s the leading cause of disability around the […]

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Swine Flu Claims Nine West Bank Lives

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Nine people in the West Bank have died from swine flu, the office of Palestinian Authority Prime Minster Salam Fayyad announced on Saturday, and the situation is being monitored carefully. Now considered a seasonal flu for which vaccinations are administered, H1N1 swept through the globe in 2009, killing up to 18,000 people. On 10 August 2010, the […]

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