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Ethiopian wins vote to be first African head of WHO 1:14pm EDT

GENEVA Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, a former health minister and foreign minister of Ethiopia, won an election on Tuesday to head the World Health Organisation (WHO), the first African to do so, edging out a veteran insider from Britain.

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Cigarette filters may increase lung cancer risk

Cigarette filters, introduced decades ago to reduce the amount of tar smokers inhale, also alter other properties of smoke and smoking in a way that raises the risk of lung cancer, researchers say.

May 22 2017

German court favors vaccination of child in parents' dispute

FRANKFURT Germany's highest court ruled on Tuesday that a father could have his child vaccinated according to a schedule recommended by authorities even though the mother of the girl is opposed.

Germany 9:43am EDT

UK competition watchdog accuses Merck of obstructing biosimilars

LONDON Britain's competition watchdog has accused Merck & Co of operating an unfair discount scheme for its medicine Remicade that it said was designed to restrict competition from so-called biosimilar copies.

8:14am EDT

Trump administration wants Obamacare subsidy case put on hold, again

WASHINGTON The Trump administration asked on Monday that a major federal court case weighing the fate of the Obamacare cost-sharing subsidies be put on hold again, leaving billions of dollars in payments to insurers up in the air for 2017 and 2018.

Politics, Election 2016, U.S., May 22 2017

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