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Better With Butter? Here's Why Americans Are Consuming More.

Cholesterol worries have waned as margarine's trans-fats became the new bogeyman, leading more Americans back to the real deal.
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Cosmic Rays Sound Scary, But Radiation Risk On A Flight Is Small

Pilots and flight attendants in some countries are classified as "radiation workers" because of their extra exposure to cosmic rays. Scientists say these frequent fliers may face greater risks.
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A Botched Circumcision Calls Attention To Kenyan Ritual

Tribal elders now receive training for safer procedures. But last month, at a 3 a.m. ceremony in the forest, an elder from the Bukusu tribe accidentally cut off a 13-year-old's penis.
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Feds Hope Hitting Nursing Homes In The Wallet Will Cut Overmedication

A U.S. attorney has sued two nursing homes in Watsonville, Calif., alleging that they failed to provide the acceptable care they were paid for by the government.
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The Changing Face Of West Africa Has Fueled The Ebola Crisis

Population growth, the cutting down of forests and increased mobility all contribute to the current crisis. "The virus hasn't changed," says one infectious disease expert. "Africa has changed."
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Stinky T-Shirt? Bacteria Love Polyester In A Special Way

Why does that sleek polyester T-shirt reek after 10 minutes, while the old-school cotton stays relatively sweet? Polyester attracts very different microbes, which may account for that special stink.
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Health Officials Hope To Speed Up Possible Ebola Cures

The World Health Organization is holding a special meeting in Geneva, Switzerland, to discuss how to fast-track the development of experimental therapies and vaccines to combat the Ebola outbreak.
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The Latest Word From WHO On Experimental Ebola Therapies

Vaccinations and therapeutics are being tested. Some could be available for use as early as November, if they prove to be safe.
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A Diplomat Infects A Doctor As Ebola Spreads In Nigeria

The diplomat violated a quarantine. The doctor became ill but still saw patients. Now Africa's most populous country is scrambling to find more than 200 people who could have Ebola.
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Science On Diets Is Low In Essential Information

The diet industry generates billions of dollars annually, but it is built on razor-thin evidence about what is best for any person. And it's likely that one diet type doesn't fit all.

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