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Drop Those Sprouts — Virginia Company Issues Recall On Listeria Fears

A state lab found contamination during an analysis of sprout samples from a Virginia company, prompting a regionwide recall.

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Ebola Outbreak Is Over In Liberia, Continues In Sierra Leone, Guinea

The Ebola outbreak in Liberia which caused so much panic, death and devastation is officially over. What are the country's plans to rebuild its health care system?
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South Korea's Single Moms Struggle To Remove A Social Stigma

Women who choose to raise their children out of wedlock are so rare in South Korean society that they face social ostracization, job losses and active encouragement to adopt out their kids.
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For Headaches, A Lifestyle Change May Be Better Than A Doctor Visit

Each year more than 12 million Americans go to the doctor because of severe, chronic headaches. Many are sent for expensive tests. Researchers say all this testing isn't doing people much good.
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In Palo Alto's High-Pressure Schools, Suicides Lead To Soul-Searching

The competitive California school district has seen four students take their own lives since October. One junior talks about reactions to the deaths, pressures students face and hopes for the future.
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After Campus Suicides, Building Community With A Simple Statement

After two of her classmates took their lives, MIT freshman Isabel "Izzy" Lloyd made wristbands to promote compassionate outreach on campus. The white bands say TMAYD, for Tell Me About Your Day.
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Will Pregnancy Tests In Alaska Bars Dissuade Moms-To-Be From Drinking?

A small number of bars are offering the free tests as part of a state-funded pilot program aiming to reduce the number of babies born with fetal alcohol syndrome.
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Can Volleyball Fight Crime? East Palo Alto Says, 'Game On'

A California city with a crime problem — shootings, drug dealing and gang activity — finds that getting more kids and cops playing sports together regularly in the park can make a big difference.
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Boosting Education For Babies And Their Parents

The Harlem Children's Zone Baby College program offers classes and supplies to expectant parents and those with kids up to age 3. It also helps create a vital sense of community.
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Is Peanut Butter The Best Present For Malnourished Teen Moms-To-Be?

Pregnant teenagers in Malawi may not get enough to eat — with dire consequences for their baby. Peanut butter could help, but the girls need to be convinced not to share it with family members.

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