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Snakebite Threat Gets Short Shrift

Even at the low end of estimates, deaths from snakebites would exceed those from some better-known scourges, such as cholera, dengue fever and Chagas disease.
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Students Grossed Out By School Water Fountains

New California rules are meant to get school kids to drink fewer sugary drinks and more water. But many students don't want to drink out of public water fountains.
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Feds Say HCG Diet Remedies Are 'Illegal'

Federal regulators want companies to stop selling homeopathic human chorionic gonadotropin to help people lose weight to stop. The regulators said the marketing of the products makes them "unnapproved new drugs" and that's against the law.
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Court Rules Bone Marrow Donors Can Be Paid

A federal appeals court ruled that most bone marrow donors can be paid. The decision has sparked debate among advocates who believe compensation will create incentives for people to donate bone marrow, and the Justice Department, which argues compensation may compromise patient safety.
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Bedbug Infestations Are A Family Affair

Bedbugs' eagerness to mate with their kin is one reason their populations have taken off so dramatically, new research suggests. Inbreeding comes naturally to them, and it doesn't seem to hurt their offspring much, as is the case with most other creatures.
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Nigerian Rebuilds Life After Blindness, Burns

Tell Me More's 'In Limbo' series continues with Nigerian native Chinonye Omeje. She had a seizure while cooking and fell into a hot pot, which caused blindness and severe burns. She came to the U.S. for medical treatments, and must stay due to her immigration status, and educational and physical needs. Host Michel Martin explores her story.

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