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Career Suicide Or Lifesaver? Why A Professional Foodie Went Vegetarian

Washington Post food editor Joe Yonan took a bit of a professional risk this week by publicly declaring his vegetarianism. He's not alone: Many Americans say they've cut back on meat in recent years, and like Yonan, they cite health as a primary concern.
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Gluten Goodbye: One-Third Of Americans Say They're Trying To Shun It

Almost one-third of Americans say they're trying to avoid eating gluten, according to a new survey. This despite the fact that only a small fraction of those people have celiac disease.
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Flu Risk And Weather: It's Not The Heat, It's The Humidity

Why do people in Boston get the flu when it's cold, while people in Senegal get sick when it's hot? Humidity is a big part of the explanation. But how flu spreads in the tropics and more temperate climates appears to be different.
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Could A 'Brain Pacemaker' Someday Treat Severe Anorexia?

Neurosurgeons are testing whether electrodes implanted deep inside a patient's brain could help treat chronic anorexia. Doctors are searching for something to help in these hard cases, and a small experiment, with just a half-dozen women, is drawing attention.
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A Man's Journey From Nepal To Texas Triggers Global TB Scramble

Texas health officials have quarantined a Nepalese man, who illegally entered the U.S. while infected with a particularly dangerous type of tuberculosis. He traveled through 13 countries, potentially exposing hundreds of people around the world to the pathogen.
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Hearings On Virginia's Abortion Clinic Regulation Continues

Virginia's abortion clinic regulations could force most of the state's 20 existing clinics to close.

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Shrimp Trawling Comes With Big Risks

Commercial fishermen have the highest rate of on-the-job fatalities of any occupation in the country. The winches that shrimpers use to pull in their nets pose particular hazards, an analysis of deaths and injuries finds.

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