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`Tsunami` of obesity worldwide: Study

Last Updated: Friday, February 04, 2011, 00:00

More than half a billion men and women -- nearly one in nine of all adults are clinically obese.

More than 600,000 people killed by 2nd-hand smoke

Last Updated: Friday, November 26, 2010, 00:00

Secondhand smoke kills more than 600,000 people worldwide every year, according to a new study.

Cancer to become the leading cause of death

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 18, 2010, 00:00

Cancer, projected to become leading cause of death worldwide, has emerged as costliest disease.

Air pollution kills 380,000 people each year

Last Updated: Saturday, August 15, 2009, 00:00

A new study has determined that unseen and odorless, microscopic particles of air pollution wafting overseas and across continents kill some 380,000 people each year.

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