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Michelle Obama releases girl-anthem music playlist to celebrate International Day of the Girl

WASHINGTON Michelle Obama is grooving to the tunes of Beyonce, Demi Lovato and Esperanza Spalding as she celebrates the International Day of the Girl.

The first lady tweeted Sunday a link to her “girl power” music playlist on the streaming music platform Spotify. The U.N. has designated Oct. 11 to promote awareness for gender inequality around the world.

Health costs for diabetes expected to rise as population ages: researcher

TORONTO — A new study has determined that the average cost of health care for Canadians with diabetes is $16,000 over eight years, compared to $6,000 for those without the disease.

The analysis published in the journal Diabetic Medicine shows that caring for the 3.4 million Canadians with diabetes costs the health system billions of dollars each year.