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An Even Deadlier Opioid, Carfentanil, Is Hitting The Streets

Carfentanil, a powerful opioid used to sedate elephants, is being blamed for a record spike in drug overdoses in the Midwest. It's much stronger, and riskier, than heroin or fentanyl.
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In Visit With Seniors, This Boy Learned Lessons That Go Beyond The Classroom

As a chaplain, Ceceley Chambers often visits with seniors. Still, she was nervous the first time she brought along her 9-year-old son. But William says the visit left him changed — for the better.
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Organic Gatorade: It's Still Loaded With Sugar, Folks

A beverage created in the laboratory now has a better-for-you organic version. But nutrition experts point out, this sports drink is still loaded with sugar and calories.
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FDA Fees On Industry Haven't Fixed Delays In Generic Drug Approvals

Four years after user fees were imposed to speed up the review of generic drug applications by the Food and Drug Administration, more than 4,000 generics remain in limbo.
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Your Turn: Sexual Assault And More

We discuss Washingtonians' experience with sexual assault.

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Should "Sex Ed" Include A Chapter On Consent?

A local school district recently updated its family life education curriculum to cover sexual consent and assault.

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POLL: Most Americans Want Congress To Make Zika Funding A High Priority

That's what 76 percent said in a recent Kaiser Family Foundation survey. Half the respondents also said they'd be uncomfortable traveling to places in Florida where mosquitoes are spreading Zika.
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Lead Levels Are Forcing More Than 1,000 Indiana Residents To Relocate

The residents of a public housing complex in East Chicago, Ind., are now forced to move because of dangerously high lead levels in the area's soil. A lead smelting company used to lie on the site.
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Drop In Teen Pregnancies Is Due To More Contraceptives, Not Less Sex

Sexually active teenagers are more likely to use birth control and are choosing forms that are more effective, a study finds. Births to teens dropped by 36 percent from 2007 to 2013.
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Test Of Experimental Alzheimer's Drug Finds Progress Against Brain Plaques

Researchers have failed repeatedly in their efforts to slow or halt Alzheimer's disease. But there are hints that an experimental drug can do what previous medicines could not.

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