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With West Nile On The Rise, We Answer Your Questions

Every state except Alaska and Hawaii has reported West Nile virus in people, birds or mosquitoes. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention expects human cases will rise through October. In Texas, the worst-hit state, deaths reached 31.
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Peeping Toms' Voyeurism Scars Victims' Psyches

In 2001, Debra Gwartney's daughter saw a man taking photos outside her window. Gwartney talks about the lasting scars of that event, songwriter Nikki Lynette shares the open letter she wrote to her peeping tom, and clinical social worker David Prescott explains what motivates these individuals.
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When Flu Hits, Kids With Neurological Problems Are Vulnerable

A high proportion of deaths in children during the swine flu pandemic occurred in kids who had neurologic diseases, such as cerebral palsy and epilepsy, or developmental disorders. Those conditions can affect breathing, swallowing and coughing.
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Boomer Women Prove They Can Dine Out And Still Lose Weight

Women who add more servings of fruit and veggies a day lost more weight even if they dined out two or three times a week, according to a new study in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
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Why Does Pregnancy Last 9 Months?

If human newborns came out as fully developed as chimp babies, human pregnancy would have to last at least twice as long. In a new theory, researchers argue that how much energy mothers can spare is the key factor in how long pregnancy lasts.

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