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Deadly 'Choking Game' Comes With Big Risks

Researchers found 6 percent of middle-schoolers in Portland, Ore., have tried a game that involves asphyxiation to get high. About a quarter of them have tried it at least five times.
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Why Women Suffer More Migraines Than Men

These debilitating, painful headaches affect three times more women than men. Migraines play out as a wave of electrical activity travels across the brain. Hormones can provide a trigger.
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Yellowfin Tuna Tied To Outbreak In 20 States, D.C.

The source of a yellowfin tuna product linked to a salmonella outbreak in the D.C. region and across the country has been identified.
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Ties That Bind: When Surrogate Meets Mom-To-Be

There are few things more intimate and emotionally fraught than carrying someone else's baby — or having someone else carry yours. No one knows that better than Whitney Watts and Susan de Gruchy. Last year, Watts carried de Gruchy's twins through nine months of ups, downs and a fair share of complications.
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Dining With Disaster: Reviving The Last Meal On The Titanic

Dining on the doomed ship Titanic was epic, and many people are recreating those feasts to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the ship's demise. First-class passengers feasted on oysters, foie gras, and other luxuries.
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Port-Au-Prince: A City Of Millions, With No Sewer System

Cholera was introduced into Haiti 18 months ago. So far, more than a half-million people have gotten sick and 7,000 have died. Public health authorities say the disease will linger for a long time because Haiti has the worst sanitation in the Western Hemisphere.
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Facing Death: Choosing Quality of Life Over Aggressive Treatment

Many patients choose to fight a terminal illness with every available option: One woman's story of why she is rejecting aggressive medical treatment in favor of palliative care.

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