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OCTOBER 27, 2022

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Smoking: A rundown on lighting up

Every minute, smokers get through nearly 11 million cigarettes and 10 die from the habit, experts said, in an industry that generates billions of dollars.

UN: World eating too much sugar; cut to 5-10 percent of diet

New guidelines from the World Health Organization are enough to kill anyone’s sugar high. The U.N. health agency says the world is eating too much sugar and people should slash their intake to just six to 12 teaspoons per day — an amount that could be exceeded with a single can of soda.

The best and worst countries to grow old—UN rankings

Rankings of the best and worst countries to grow old, according to the UN-backed Global AgeWatch Index 2013, were released on Tuesday, the first survey of its kind to collect global data on the well-being of the elderly in a rapidly aging world.

Maternal deaths cut by half—UN

Better care has cut the number of women dying in pregnancy and childbirth by nearly half in the past two decades, but there is still a death every two minutes, according to UN figures released Wednesday.