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As markets around the world slump, sputter and slump again, China maintains the fastest-growing economy. But despite the country’s boom, it has fallen behind in making sure its children will be healthy, strong and smart enough to cash in on it. About 30% of children living in China’s rural areas are anemic – sick with [...]

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STANFORD UNIVERSITY —Two days after taking office as president, George W. Bush did what was widely expected: He adopted a Reagan-era policy that cut cash to all nongovernmental organizations operating abroad that provided or counseled women on abortion. But Stanford researchers have found that the move resulted in a phenomenon his administration likely did not expect: [...]

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STANFORD UNIVERSITY — Tobacco companies increased the advertising and lowered the sale price of menthol cigarettes in stores near California high schools with larger populations of African-American students, according to a new study from the Stanford University School of Medicine. Although cigarette makers have denied using race or ethnicity to target customers, the lead researcher [...]

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STANFORD UNIVERSITY – Millions of Americans visit casinos to unwind and test their luck against the hands of fate, but lurking in the shadows is a gamble few would contemplate before they stepped inside a casino’s doors. The threat is not addiction. It’s not the specter of losing a small fortune. The hidden danger is [...]

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STANFORD UNIVERSITY — Anthropologist Matthew Kohrman has plotted the international whereabouts of more than 300 cigarette factories, so far. His Cigarette Citadels project gives the public a better understanding of where the tobacco industry operates, and shares information that could combat the single largest cause of preventable death. They sit on sprawling campuses right off [...]

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