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    Minimum alcohol pricing in Scotland to start in May

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    'Stillbirth was hardest day of my life'

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    Egyptian family speaks out after son was accused of beating mother to death

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    Russia looks to become leading organic food exporter as Europe sees future in GMO

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    Poor sleep associated with higher risk of chronic pain

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    L’Oreal heiress and world’s richest woman, dies aged 94

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    Germany on alert after blackmailer threatens to poison food

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    Kulsoom Nawaz discharged from London hospital

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    Over 1.38 million families registered under PM's National Health Program

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    Three Chinese women stuck at South Korea airport unable to confirm identities after plastic surgery

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    Japan scientists grow drugs in chicken eggs

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    Kolkata doctors find 639 nails in mentally ill patient’s stomach

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    Eating variety of nuts linked to lower heart disease risk

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    Thousands run in Delhi 'smogathon'

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    Are grandparents spoiling kids?

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    Depression link between fathers and teenage children, says study

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    First gene-editing in human body attempt

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    Dog owners have lower mortality, study finds

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    Should healthcare be rationed for patients who smoke or are obese?

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    FDA approves 'trackable' pill

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    Girl, 12, draws pictures of her life with heart condition

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    Madagascar's 'worst plague outbreak' in 50 years

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    Did you know you should give under-fives vitamin tablets?

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    'Urgent need' for football header research

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    Grieving mother's plea to teens after daughter's death

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    Child cancer survivor fights for better treatment

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