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Exclusive: Indonesia eyes decree on tobacco after bill runs into opposition 4:57am EDT

JAKARTA Indonesia's government has proposed issuing a decree to govern the domestic tobacco industry, a move that could sharply raise cigarette output in the world's fourth-most populous nation, after a bill outlining the changes was opposed by the health ministry and anti-smoking groups.

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Argentina lawmakers approve cannabis oil for medicinal use

BUENOS AIRES Argentina gave final legislative approval on Wednesday to a bill legalizing cannabis oil for medicinal use and permitting the federal government to grow marijuana for research and therapeutic purposes.

Mar 29 2017

Heroin use, addiction up sharply among U.S. whites: study

NEW YORK Heroin use in the United States has risen five-fold in the past decade and dependence on the drug has more than tripled, with the biggest jumps among whites and men with low incomes and little education, researchers said on Wednesday.

U.S. Mar 29 2017

HPV vaccination during pregnancy shows no ill effects

(Reuters Health) - New evidence from a Danish nationwide study suggests that Sanofi Pasteur's quadrivalent human papillomavirus vaccine (HPV), marketed as Gardasil, is not dangerous in the unusual case when it is inadvertently given during early pregnancy.

Mar 29 2017

Campus environment tied to sexual assault risk for LGBT people

(Reuters Health) - College students in the U.S. who say their campus is welcoming to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people are less likely to be victims of sexual assaults at school, a new study suggests.

Mar 29 2017

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