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Whole Foods Tries To Shake 'Whole Paycheck' Rep With Cheaper Spinoff

The company hopes to attract millennials, saying the yet-to-be-named stores will "feature a modern streamlined design, innovative technology and a curated selection."
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Cancer Spawns A Construction Boom In Cleveland

The famed Cleveland Clinic is building a new cancer center right around the corner from a competing cancer hospital. Both institutions are confident there will be plenty of patients.
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Scientists Crack A 50-Year-Old Mystery About The Measles Vaccine

When the U.S. introduced the measles vaccine, childhood deaths from all infections plummeted. Scientists think they might know why: Benefits of the measles vaccine go way beyond the measles.
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Let's Talk About Death Over Dinner

Over the last two years, more than 70,000 people around the world have gathered to dine and discuss their own deaths, and the end-of-life decisions that entails. We eavesdrop on one such gathering.
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DNA 'Printing' A Big Boon To Research, But Some Raise Concerns

Companies are assembling and churning out tailored stretches of DNA faster and more cheaply than ever before. The tool speeds research into diseases of plants and people. But what about eugenics?
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Are You Sick, And Sick Of Hearing 'Everything Happens For A Reason'?

Afraid of saying the wrong thing to someone with a serious illness? Now there are "empathy cards" that make fun of those well-meaning but tasteless remarks.
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Some Very Premature Babies Can Survive With Aggressive Treatment, Report Finds

A new study from the New England Journal of Medicine says some very premature babies can survive if doctors treat them aggressively in an effort to try to save them.
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Ebola Hides In The Eyes Of A Man Who Was Considered Cured

Weeks after being diagnosed with Ebola, a doctor came down with a dangerous eye infection. Ebola was lurking there. Other Ebola victims face the risk of blindness through these delayed infections.
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Screening Rates Stalled For Common Cancers

Many Americans aren't getting recommended screening tests for colorectal, breast and cervical cancer. Despite a public health push, there has been a lack of progress in reaching screening goals.
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On Saturday, The Ebola Outbreak In Liberia Should Officially Be Over

On May 9 — 42 days after the last reported case — the World Health Organization will announce that the epidemic has ended in the West African nation. Its citizens are proud, sad and a bit leery.

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