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A Young Mother's Death Raises Questions Without Answers

The official cause of death was an accident. Friends believe her husband had beaten her. Yet no one will speak up — part of the hush that descends over domestic abuse in India.
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On Your Mark, Get Set, Grow: A Guide To Speedy Vegetables

Impatient gardeners don't have to wait for summer to harvest salad fixings. A surprising variety of crops will bring homegrown produce to your table in as little as three weeks.
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Why Many Doctors Don't Follow 'Best Practices'

Doctors, it turns out, often don't follow evidence-based guidelines. One result? Unnecessary tests. Scientists who study this contrariness think they know why.
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Is It Time To Make Medical And Family Leave Paid?

Democrats in Congress have reintroduced a bill that would create a national paid leave program, covering two thirds of people's wages for up to 60 days a year. But small business owners are wary.
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Millions Of Chickens To Be Killed As Bird Flu Outbreak Puzzles Industry

A flu strain deadly to chickens and turkeys is striking farms in the West and Midwest. This week, it hit an Iowa facility with millions of egg-laying hens. No one knows how it's entering houses.
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Screening Tests For Breast Cancer Genes Just Got Cheaper

A company has priced its test for mutations linked to breast and ovarian cancer at $249 — far less than the thousands of dollars another firm charges. But is there a downside for the worried well?
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Young Adults With Autism More Likely To Be Unemployed, Isolated

More than half of young people with autism had neither a job nor educational plans in the first two years after high school, a study finds.
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Iowa Farm To Kill 5 Million Chickens In Effort To Contain Avian Flu

This is the worst outbreak since the H5N2 influenza was first detected in December. The disease has been found in seven other states over the past five months.
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How Modern Life Depletes Our Gut Microbes

For the first time, scientists have looked at the microbiome of an isolated Amazon tribe. The study finds that the Western lifestyle has wiped dozens of species out of American guts.
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Californians Can Now Pay Cash For Health Insurance At 7-Eleven

Many people who are eligible for federal health insurance subsidies don't have bank accounts, which makes it hard to pay premiums. A system in California lets them pay with cash at stores.

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