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Where in France has the cleanest and dirtiest air?
Photo: AFP

No, Paris doesn't have the dirtiest.

France's hospital doctors stage strike to highlight crisis
Photo: AFP

Unions have called for a "massive" walk-out among hospital doctors.

French woman given world's first face transplant dies
Photo: AFP

Isabelle Dinoire, whose image became known world-wide after being given the first ever face transplant, has died in France, according to media reports.

14,000 pregnant women in France took 'birth defect drug'
Dépakine has been linked to an increased risk of various congenital defects. File photo: AFP

Health authorities have been criticized for their slow reaction to warnings that Dépakine can be dangerous during pregnancy.

Are the French falling out of love with their pharmacies?
Photo: The LEAF Project/Flickr

There's been a steady decline in the number of pharmacies in France, and it looks like it's going to continue.

France could hike taxes on soda and chocolate bars
Photo: Joel Saget/AFP

France could be set to raise taxes on sugary fizzy drinks as well as chocolate bars.

Air pollution in France kills 48,000 people each year
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Air pollution is the biggest killer in France after tobacco and alcohol.

Italian man 'turns French' after brain injury
Photos: Flickr

An Italian man has reportedly turned into a French man after suffering from brain damage.

France lets widow have child with dead husband's sperm
An illustration of intracytoplasmic sperm injection. Photo: Wellcome Images/Flickr

A French court has ruled that the semen of a dead man can be used for artificial insemination.

 France makes it easier for pupils to get morning after pill
Photo: AFP

France has scrapped a clause in the rule book that meant only pupils "in distress" could get the pill.

French insurer Axa to stop investing in tobacco industry
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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.

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