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More Clues About Hazards From Laundry Detergent Pods

Kids exposed to laundry detergent pods appeared more likely to have vomiting, drowsiness or lethargy than those who were exposed to other forms of laundry detergent. An analysis of reports of poisoning by detergent pods finds they represent "an emerging public health hazard."
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With An Army Of Vaccinators, India Subdues Polio

Despite poverty and poor sanitation, the world's second-most populous country is eradicating polio, which has afflicted India for millennia. Health officials hope India's successful war plan against polio will serve as inspiration for its archrival, Pakistan, in its own fight against the disease.
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Efforts To Legalize Marijuana For Recreational Use (Rebroadcast)

Voters in Colorado, Oregon and Washington state weigh in on ballot initiatives that would legalize marijuana for recreational use. Federal law, state initiatives and the ongoing debate over legalizing pot.

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Old Drug Gets A Second Look For TB Fight

Adding a 12-year-old antibiotic to the regimen of patients with highly drug-resistant tuberculosis cured nearly 90 percent of patients in a study involving about 40 people in South Korea. The study, though small, suggests that the battle against the ancient scourge is far from lost.
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Seeing Eye To Eye: Examining How Deaf People Move Through The World

We head to H Street NE with Gallaudet researcher Robert Sirvage, who's been using head-mounted GoPro cameras to discover the ways deaf people move through and interact with the world.

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D.C. To Target Senior Citizens With HIV/AIDS Program

D.C. is allocating at least $150,000 for a two-year program to educate more older adults and senior citizens about HIV and AIDS. 

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Montgomery County Installs Healthy Food Vending Machines

Montgomery County officials are taking on small step to try to get county employees to eat healthier: new healthy option vending machines in all county buildings. 

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Social Mobilizers Combat Polio In Pakistan's Slums

Some 34 million children need to be inoculated against polio in Pakistan, if the country is going to be part of a worldwide effort to eradicate the disease. And it has to be done against a pervasive insurgency, religious extremism, a highly mobile population and no shortage of rumors.

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