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    Medicare Unveils Far-Reaching Overhaul of Doctors' Pay A far-reaching overhaul of how Medicare pays doctors and other clinicians will take into account the quality of service _ not just quantity

    Low Rates of Breastfeeding Increase Child Mortality A new study from researchers at Harvard University is highlighting the importance of breastfeeding babies. The research - published in the journal Maternal and Child Nutrition and says that breastfeeding isn't only good for babies but is also an important women's health care issue. VOA's Kevin Enochs reports.

    New Inhaler Protects Lungs from Air Pollution The International Energy Agency says poor air quality kills 6.5 million people each year. Now, German scientists have developed an inexpensive inhaler to protect people’s lungs against harmful air pollution. As we hear from VOA”s Deborah Block, the inhaler could help save lives in the future.

    Pakistan’s Parliament Strengthens Honor Killing Law Pakistan’s parliament on Thursday tightened a legal loophole that allowed perpetrators of honor killings to avoid justice. Under the new law, a pardon granted by the victim’s family can spare the convicted perpetrator from capital punishment – but not from a mandated minimum sentence of life in prison. In the conservative Pakistani society, encounters between...

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