Health workers suit up for Ebola duty in Monrovia, Liberia.
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March 30, 2015 In a strongly worded essay in The New England Journal of Medicine, the philanthropist calls for a global system to respond to future medical emergencies. We ask experienced Ebola hands to weigh in.
Around the world, people consume too much salt. A new study estimates 1.65 million deaths a year are attributable to sodium intake.
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August 13, 2014 It's not just Americans who are oversalted. A new study reports that sodium takes a global toll, attributing 1.65 million deaths from cardiovascular disease to sodium consumption.
Women smoke in New York City's Times Square.
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January 24, 2013 One new analysis finds female smokers are more than 26 times more likely to die of lung cancer than nonsmoking women — twice the rate calculated 30 years ago. New data also quantify the surprising payoffs of smoking cessation — especially under the age of 40.
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