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Small 'Button Batteries' Pose Big Risks For Kids

An estimated 40,400 kids under 13 were treated in hospital emergency rooms for battery-related injuries from 1997 to 2010, according to an analysis just out from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Consumer Product Safety Commission.
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Introducing Microgreens: Younger, And Maybe More Nutritious, Vegetables

Researchers have conducted the first scientific analysis of nutrients in trendy seedlings known as microgreens. They found that most microgreens have higher levels of nutrients than their mature counterparts.
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Rediscovering A Sacred Site On The Potomac: The Piscataway Hub Of Moyaone

Piscataway Park in Accokeek, Md. is sacred land to local Native Americans, but few Washingtonians know the significance of this symbolic spot on the Potomac River.

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Does Mother's Abortion History Affect Baby's Birth Weight?

Researchers from the University of Helsinki found that, similar to previous, smaller studies, having had an abortion prior to giving birth for the first time is associated with a risk of low birth weight or giving birth prematurely. But the risk is very small.
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A Troubling Rise In Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis

A study examining the effectiveness of second line drugs for tuberculosis finds that extensively drug-resistant TB is spreading at an alarmingly high rate around the world. Its widespread prevalence in South Africa is forcing doctors to change the way they treat this emerging epidemic.
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Opinions Split On Ryan's Medicare Plan

At the Republican National Convention, delegates from the region say Vice Presidential nominee Paul Ryan's plan to overhaul Medicare isn't a liability.

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Subtracting Calories May Not Add Years To Life

A study, which started back in 1987, shows that monkeys fed a diet with 30 percent fewer calories than normal did not live unusually long lives. Researchers say the results are a good indication of how caloric restriction might affect the life spans of people.

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