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Mini cars drive away children’s fears of surgery

VALENCIENNES: Wearing a big grin, Marame clambers into the small electric sports car and drives off -- to the operating theatre. The five-year-old girl is a patient at the public hospital in the northern French city of Valenciennes,…

Study challenges ‘healthy but obese’ theory

PARIS: Being overweight or obese does pose a risk of heart disease, despite claims to the contrary, a study of nearly 300,000 British adults suggested Friday. While it is generally accepted that being overweight increases a person's…