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What's a Threat to Our Health Worldwide? WHO's Top 10The World Health Organization has a five-year plan—one that it hopes will help billions of people obtain universal health coverage, be taken care of in health emergencies, and enjoy better health overall. To that end, the WHO has whittled down the world's biggest health challenges, coming up with a...
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Macedonia extends school break because of air pollutionMacedonia's government has ordered the winter break for students to be extended to Jan. 23 because of extremely high levels of toxic particles in the air in many cities throughout the country
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In this April 10, 2018, file photo, Masazo Nonaka eats a cake after receiving the certificate from Guinness World Records as the world's oldest living man at then age 112 years and 259 days during a ceremony in Ashoro on Japan's northern main island of Hokkaido. In the early hours of Sunday, Jan. 20, 2019, Nonaka died at his home _ a hot springs inn _ in northern Japan at the age of 113. (Masanori Takei/Kyodo News via AP)
World's oldest man, 113, dies at his home in northern JapanThe world's oldest man has died at his home _ a hot springs inn _ in northern Japan at the age of 113
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Doctors Save Man by Giving Him 15 BeersTalk about a hair of the dog: Doctors in Vietnam have saved a man dying from alcohol poisoning by giving him about 15 cans of beer, Newsweek reports. Nguyen Van Nhat was taken to a hospital in Vietnam's Quang Tri province Dec. 25 after falling unconscious with over 1,000...
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FILE - In this Nov. 30, 2018, file photo, workers inspect an off-ramp that collapsed during a morning earthquake in Anchorage, Alaska. Seven weeks after the massive earthquake struck Alaska, the seemingly endless aftershocks are keeping many residents filled with anxiety.  (AP Photo/Mike Dinneen, File)
Anxiety in Alaska as endless aftershocks rattle residentsSeven weeks after a massive earthquake struck Alaska, the seemingly endless aftershocks are keeping many residents filled with anxiety
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New York City gives letter grades for food cart cleanlinessNew York City's iconic food carts are starting to get health department letter grades, giving on-the-go workers and tourists alike a quick reference for cleanliness and safety
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Cans of spring seasonal Alpha Hive Double IPA are ready to be filled with beer at COOP Ale Works in Oklahoma City, Friday, Jan. 18, 2019. COOP Ale Works, which distributes in six states including Oklahoma and Kansas, has discontinued two of its three 3.2 percent brews. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
More lenient state laws could chill low-alcohol beer marketBeer snobs in states where grocers could offer only low-alcohol brands are raising their mugs to stronger brews thanks to updated laws that could indirectly chill the industry in two others where such regulations remain
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Did Insulin Rationing Kill a 26-Year-Old?Alec Raeshawn Smith was shocked to be diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at age 23. The incurable autoimmune disease, which often strikes in childhood, is far less common than type 2 diabetes, which does not always require patients to take insulin. Type 1 diabetics must take it; before the hormone...
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19 Sick in This State's Measles OutbreakA public health emergency was declared Friday in Washington state's Clark County, and it's due to a measles outbreak. Per CNN , a Clark County Public Health release notes that, since Jan. 1, the department has IDed 19 confirmed cases of the highly contagious disease, as well as seven suspected ones....
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FILE - This Friday, Jan. 4, 2019, file photo shows Hacienda HealthCare in Phoenix. State regulators reportedly wanted to remove developmentally disabled patients from a Phoenix long-term care facility years before a woman in a vegetative state gave birth. The Arizona Republic reported Sunday, Jan. 13, 2019, that Hacienda HealthCare faced a criminal investigation in 2016. The facility allegedly billed the state some $4 million in bogus 2014 charges for wages, transportation, housekeeping, maintenance and supplies. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)
Facility where comatose woman gave birth faces new complaintA long-term care facility where an Arizona woman in a vegetative state was raped and gave birth last month is looking into another abuse allegation
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