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New study sees little need for vitamins, cites risks

There is no need for most people to take vitamin supplements and some may even be linked to a higher risk of dying in older women, according to a study published Monday in the United States. Iron stood out among supplements as a particular concern, while calcium appeared to be…

South Africa’s smoking chimp dies

A chimpanzee famous for smoking cigarettes died at a South African zoo, after puffing until age 52, despite zookeepers’ efforts to help him kick the habit, an official said on Wednesday. Charlie the chimp started smoking after visitors to the zoo in central Bloemfontein tossed him a lit cigarette, which…