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Mexico knocks the US off the top spot in the world's obesity rankings, with health experts blaming the epidemic on a move away from traditional diets.

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Mexico Wants to Tax Sugary Drinks to Fight Obesity

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AFP (Sep. 18, 2013) — The Mexican government wants to tax sugary drinks to curb Mexico's obesity epidemic. President Pena Nieto wants Mexicans to pay an extra peso (almost 8 US cents) for every liter of sweetened drink in a country that guzzles more soft drinks than any other and rivals the United States as one of the world's most obese nation.
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Twelve-Fingered Family Spreads World Cup Cheer

Twelve-Fingered Family Spreads World Cup Cheer

AP (June 19, 2014) — A Brazilian family with a rare genetic disorder giving six fingers on each hand has become a symbol of their nation's hopes to bring home Brazil's sixth world cup title. (June 19) Video provided by AP
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World Waking to Ebola Threat?

World Waking to Ebola Threat?

Reuters - Business Video Online (Aug. 5, 2014) — Troops are sent out in Liberia and Sierra Leone to enforce quarantine on affected communities, and the World Bank and African Development Bank pledge hundreds of millions of dollars in emergency funds to help struggling national healthcare systems. As the Ebola crisis deepens, Joel Flynn asks whether the world is taking enough notice, and whether its impact is now beginning to be felt economically. Video provided by Reuters
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Classes in Hospitals

Classes in Hospitals

Xinhua News Agency (Aug. 31, 2012) — Three years ago, the program "Let's learn at the hospital" began in Veracruz state hospitals in Mexico, such as the High Specialty Regional Hospital of Veracruz and the Regional Hospital "Valentin Gomez Farias" of Coatzacoalcos. The program is for children patients who attend elementary school to receive classes even when they are hospitalized, so that they would not fall behind in their studies.
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