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Perdue Says Its Hatching Chicks Are Off Antibiotics

Perdue Farms, one of the country's largest suppliers of chicken meat, says its hatcheries are working better now without antibiotics. Public health advocates call it "a big step" forward.
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You Can Buy Happiness, If It's An Experience

Experiences tend to make people happier than material possessions, research shows. And looking forward to an experience like a concert can feel much better than awaiting the latest smartphone release.
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CVS Quits Cigarettes, Adjusting To New Health Care Landscape

CVS has changed its corporate name from CVS Caremark to CVS Health. On the very same day, the company has also fulfilled a promise it made earlier this year: No more cigarettes on its store shelves.
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Health Officials Warn Ebola Is Spreading Faster Than Efforts To Contain It

A high-level delegation from the World Health Organization is in D.C. this week for talks with U.S. leaders about the Ebola outbreak. The United Nations group is seeking commitments from donor countries to meet a projected need of $600 million to control the epidemic. Meanwhile, the outbreak shows no signs of slowing in West Africa.
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U.S. Doctor Didn't Treat Ebola Patients Yet Still Caught The Virus

Dr. Rick Sacra cared for pregnant women and for children in the obstetrics ward of ELWA Hospital in Liberia, run by the Christian Aid group SIM. He is the third American diagnosed with the disease.
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Calm After Ebola Storm: Quarantined Neighborhood Opens Up

They were angry about the treatment center. They didn't all believe the virus was real. But after protests, violence and a quarantine, many residents of West Point are no longer Ebola doubters.
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Millions Struggle To Get Enough To Eat Despite Jobs Returning

The number of food insecure Americans did not decline between 2012 and 2013, according to the USDA. And the level of food insecurity remains much higher than it was before the recession.
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A Liberian Health Worker Aims To Keep Ebola Out Of His Rural Region

Lorenzo Dorr wants to keep Ebola at bay in remote parts of the country. "We should be prepared before a case is identified," he says, "not chasing after it after hell breaks loose."
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Drugstore Chain CVS Kicks Tobacco Habit A Month Early

In February, CVS said it would stop selling tobacco products, despite the profits they brought the company. Now cigarettes in the company's stores are history.
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"Hyper: A Personal History of ADHD"

Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder, known more commonly as ADHD, affects more than one in 10 children in the United States. And while the number of students who struggle with the disorder is increasing, we've come a long way from the...

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