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D.C. Nursing Home Company Asked To Return $2M

A report by the D.C. Inspector General prompted calls from the D.C. Council for a company that runs two area nursing homes to return more than $2 million in District funds.

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Journal Publishes Details On Contagious Bird Flu Created In Lab

The research paper, which has been under scrutiny for months, publishes the recipe for a potential pandemic: It shows how just a handful of genetic mutations of the bird flu virus H5N1 allow it to spread between ferrets — the lab stand-in for people — through coughs and sneezes.
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Life Over 50 Can Include An Eating Disorder

Many women over 50 grapple with issues related to body image and food. Two-thirds of women surveyed said they were unhappy with their overall appearance. Nearly 8 percent reported purging within the last year, and about 4 percent reporting binge eating at least once a week.
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How To Spot A 'Neglected Tropical Disease'

Here's a hint: Compare the number of scientific papers on a disease with the number of people affected by the illness. There's lots of research on diabetes and not so much on elephantiasis.
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Students At GMU Summer Camp Get Sick, 14 Hospitalized

Dozens of students attending a camp at George Mason University were sickened early this morning; 14 of them have been hospitalized. Health department officials say it represents a likely viral outbreak.

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