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E-cigarettes could be used to help combat obesity in smokers trying to quit: study 7:55am EDT

LONDON Researchers in Britain and New Zealand have found a potential new use for electronic cigarettes in smokers who want to give up - controlling appetite and limiting the weight gain that often comes with quitting.

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U.S. government says benchmark 2017 Healthcare.gov premiums up 25 percent

The average premium for benchmark 2017 Obamacare insurance plans sold on Healthcare.gov rose 25 percent compared with 2016, the U.S. government said on Monday, the biggest increase since the insurance first went on sale in 2013 for the following year.

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U.N. wants $200 million to pay Haiti's cholera victims, communities

UNITED NATIONS The United Nations hopes it can raise $200 million for payments to families of more than 9,300 cholera victims in Haiti and to communities worst-affected by the outbreak of the disease, which has been blamed on Nepali U.N. peacekeepers.

Oct 24 2016

Burden of cancer deaths from smoking heaviest in U.S. south

(Reuters Health) - Of all cancer deaths in the U.S., the share that’s related to smoking varies considerably by region, with southern states bearing the heaviest burden, according to a new study.

Oct 24 2016

Water soak fine for labor but not birth, doctors advise

(Reuters Health) - Water deliveries have no proven benefits for mothers and may lead to serious health problems for babies, U.S. doctors advise.

Oct 24 2016

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