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Ethiopia's Tedros wins WHO race, first African to get top job 1:58pm EDT

GENEVA Ethiopia's Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus won the race to be the next head of the World Health Organisation (WHO) on Tuesday, becoming the first African to lead the United Nations agency.

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Republicans push back against Trump plan to cut foreign aid

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump's fellow Republicans in Congress on Tuesday assailed his proposed cuts in the diplomatic and foreign aid budget, making it unlikely the cutbacks in global health, peacekeeping and other programs will take effect.


'War on sugar' takes toll; Asia, Brazil struggle to make up shortfall

LONDON/NEW YORK The "war on sugar" being waged by governments and consumers to combat public health emergencies like diabetes is slowing growth in global demand, which along with other factors could signal a fundamental shift in consumption ahead.

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Kenyan medics say U.S. health aid cuts will mean more abortions

KISUMU, Kenya President Donald Trump's dramatic expansion of a policy blocking U.S. aid to organizations offering abortion services will have one sure result, say medical workers in this city: more abortions.

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Teaching hospitals in U.S. are expensive, but have lower death rates

Academic medical centers, increasingly spurned by insurers for being more expensive than community hospitals, appear to have lower death rates for older adults than other facilities, a U.S. study suggests.

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