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BMJ 2007; 334 doi: (Published 17 May 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;334:1026

Violence in Iraq is blamed for rise in drug abuse among children: Drug abuse among children and young people in Iraq has risen by 20% this year, a survey by local non-governmental organisations shows. Psychological effects of violence and the easy availability of narcotics are blamed for the increase, which is highest among middle class youngsters.

Rare type of cholera is seen in warmer river waters: Dutch doctors are warning of possible further cases of infection with a non-epidemic type of …

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