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Lebanon finance minister discusses infrastructure development with IFC

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finance Miister Ali Hasan Khalil met with a delegation from the International Finance Corporation to discuss public-private partnerships in infrastructure development in Lebanon, according to a Finance Ministry statement issued yesterday. Renewable energy initiatives are top priorities for infrastructure development projects, the statement said. During the meeting, Khalil reportedly highlighted ...

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FDA to lower nicotine levels in cigarettes

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration wants to lower nicotine levels in cigarettes so they aren’t so addictive. FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb announced the move Friday. The federal agency has had the power since 2009 to cut nicotine levels but hasn’t done so. The FDA plans to seek comments as ...

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Study: Gum disease linked to higher cancer risk in women

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Women who have a history of gum disease face a higher risk of several types of cancer, particularly tumors in the esophagus and breasts, a U.S. study found Tuesday. “A history of periodontal disease was associated with a 14 percent higher risk of developing any cancer,” said the study published ...

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