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France Fights Obesity By Banning Soda Refills

Vending machines were banned in schools in France in year 2004. France's decision is in line with the recommendations of the WHO, which has strongly recommended nations to impose a tax on sugary beverages to fight increasing obesity rates and support its health policy.

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Malaysia tourist boat missing with 31 people on board

The search and rescue operation is ongoing. Three bodies were recovered and a search was continuing for six people still missing. The Chinese embassy in Kuala Lumpur said today they were informed by the Malaysian Navy that five people, including a child were rescued from a sunken boat, state-run Xinhua news agency reported .

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Planned Parenthood plays important role

In its exposé, Live Action called 97 Planned Parenthood clinics across the nation, posing as a customer and asking about prenatal care services. Planned Parenthood supporters say those clinics aren't equipped to handle so many patients. "It's amusing because they believe that Planned Parenthood here in the Valley does abortions, and that's completely false information". Gundrey disagrees, because women, at least in La Plata County, have access to health care providers that can make up for ...

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Jeunghun Wang targets Masters debut after Qatar Masters victory

That opened the door for Joakim Lagergren and Jaco Van Zyl, who went round in 66 and 68 respectively to force a play-off. Lagergren reeled off five birdies in a row - and seven in total - to take a share of the lead, but was unable to add another at the extra hole, where he was unable to hole a 25-foot birdie putt.

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Flu season may have peaked in Douglas County

Kansas is now experiencing widespread influenza activity, with increased influenza cases seen in most regions of the state. "We've had, and continue to have, daily admissions from our emergency department of patients presenting with flu and flu-like symptoms".

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Legal fight expected over Arkansas ban on abortion procedure

Gov. Hutchinson, also a Republican, signed it into law only hours later. "It is one that no civilized society should embrace", said State Rep. Andy Mayberry, R-Hensley, earlier this week, according to Arkansas Online . The law takes effect 90 days after the current regular legislative session ends. Abortion has historically been a contentious issue in the United States, but pro-abortion rights groups are especially anxious now that they are facing a GOP-controlled Congress and Republican ...