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French insurer Axa to stop investing in tobacco industry
Photo: DjurekD/Flickr

France's biggest insurance group Axa is pulling out of the tobacco industry as part of the fight against smoking.

France faces 'moderate risk' of Zika virus outbreak
Photo: AFP

France is one of three European countries in the "moderate likelihood" group.

Will France's plain cigarette packs make smokers quit?
Photo: Thomas Samson/AFP

The first plain cigarette packages will hit the shelves on Friday.

French doctors accused of 'extorting' migrants
Photo: Joe Radele/Getty Images North America/AFP

Numerous migrants have allegedly been charged hefty fees for medical certificates.

French supermarkets to test colour-coded 'nutrition logos'
Photo: AFP

Colour-coded health labels. This could really work.

Pregnant French women offered €300 to quit smoking
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Would pregnant French women - who have the worst smoking record in Europe - put out their cigarettes if they were paid?

Where are the most polluted cities in France?
Photo: Patrick Kovarik/AFP

A new study reveals where the most at-risk areas are in the country.

The French eating habits the world should learn from
The French eat together, that's one thing we could learn from. Photo: AFP

Living in France will change the way you eat and there are good reasons for it.

Disease experts to compare Zika notes in France
An Aedes Aegypti mosquito photographed on human skin. Photo: AFP

Some 600 disease experts from 43 nations will gather in Paris on Monday to pore over scant but increasingly worrisome data emerging about the Zika virus sweeping Latin America and threatening the world.

Frenchman partially cuts off own penis after taking LSD
Photo: Bradley Gordon/Flickr

A Frenchman will seriously regret taking LSD after he attacked his girlfriend, partially cut his own penis off, and jumped out of a second storey window, during what appeared to be a very bad trip.

French warned over heavy metals in canned tuna
Photo: Iwan Gabovitch/Flickr

Hooked on tuna? Read this.

Frenchman opens fire after doctor refuses sick note
Photo: AFP

Some people are clearly prepared to go to extreme lengths to get signed off work.

France sparks up row on making weed legal
Photo: AFP

France is once again in a spin over whether or not to legalize marijuana.

France warned to avoid 100 'toxic' household products
Photo: Komunews/Flicks

A new blacklist from France might make you think twice about what's in your cupboard.

French health chief says 'non' to new boozy cooking show
Photo: Les Recettes Pompettes official teaser trailer

Drinking whilst cooking is no longer acceptable in France it seems, or at least not on television.

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