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Did Neanderthals Eat Plants? The Proof May Be In The Poop

Bits of 50,000-year-old poop have provided scientists with clues into what our early Neanderthal ancestors ate. Rather than subsisting on meat alone, the poop suggests they also ate plants.
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Excessive Drinking Causes 10 Percent Of Deaths In Working Adults

Drinking too much alcohol is a big factor in deaths of adults under age 65, CDC researchers say, from obvious risks like vehicle accidents to more subtle effects like higher rates of breast cancer.
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Ebola's Surge Requires 'Drastic Action' To Stop

Cases of Ebola continue to mount in West Africa in the largest outbreak of the disease ever recorded. Public health officials are concerned the viral disease could spread farther.
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FDA Warns Of Life-Threatening Reactions With Acne Products

Many people use products using benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid to treat acne. The Food and Drug Administration says rare but dangerous allergic reactions have landed people in the hospital.
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Virginia's Battle Over Medicaid May Head To Court

Virginia Republicans are preparing themselves for a potential court fight to stop Democratic Governor Terry McAuliffe from expanding health insurance to 400,000 Virginians.
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Maryland Reports First Two Heat-Related Deaths

Dr. Clifford Mitchell with the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene says the two victims had underlying medical conditions and were over 65, putting them at a higher risk of heat-related death.
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Second Surge Of Ebola Strikes West Africa

An Ebola outbreak in West Africa is the largest outbreak ever recorded. The first cases were confirmed in Guinea in March, but new cases have popped up in neighboring Sierra Leone and Liberia.
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Few Doctors Warn Expectant Mothers About Environmental Toxics

Chemicals and other toxic substances in the environment can cause premature birth, birth defects and developmental delays, but obstetricians say they're reluctant to discuss the threats with patients.
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Maryland Republican Moves To Block D.C. Marijuana Decriminalization

A House committee approved an amendment on Wednesday that would undo the marijuana decriminalization bill passed in the District in March.

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Could The Ebola Outbreak Spread To Europe Or The U.S.?

The current Ebola outbreak in West Africa is the deadliest in history. And it's spreading in a city with an international airport. So what's the risk of a sick traveler bringing the virus to the West?

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