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New graphic anti-smoking campaign unveiled in U.S.

WASHINGTON — US health authorities unveiled a new anti-smoking campaign Thursday with testimony of ex-smokers and graphic images depicting the reality of tobacco-related diseases, in the latest effort to stamp out the habit. The campaign to convince smokers to kick the habit, and warn younger people of the dangers from…

HHS keeps age restrictions for morning-after pill

WASHINGTON — US regulators rejected Wednesday a drug company’s request to make emergency contraception available over the counter to consumers of all ages instead of by prescription. US Food and Drug Administration chief Margaret Hamburg sent a letter to reporters explaining she supports the move to allow the morning-after pill…