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CDC Cuts Lead-Poisoning Limit For Kids

The public health honchos agreed with an expert panel that recommended in January that anything greater than 5 micrograms per deciliter of blood for kids 5 and younger should be considered dangerous. That's half the current standard and represents the first reduction since 1991.
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Can Coffee Help You Live Longer? We Really Want To Know

Journalists seem to love writing about scientific studies on coffee and wine, and we're no exception. The latest is that a big new study finds people who drink two or three cups of coffee a day may cut the risk of dying from certain diseases, but scientists don't really know why.
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Senate Bill Offers Benefits For Same-Sex Partners

Legislation has been introduced in the Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee that would offer benefits to the same-sex partners of federal employees.

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'Life, Interrupted' By Cancer Diagnosis At 22

Months after moving to Paris to start her first full-time job, Suleika Jaouad was diagnosed with leukemia. Now, she is coping with relying on her parents for care while dealing with adult issues of mortality, infertility and disease. She writes about her experience for the New York Times Well blog.
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Buyers Of Hyped Skechers 'Toning Shoes' Can Get Refunds

Skechers has agreed to pay $40 million to settle claims that it deceived its customers by saying its Shape-ups shoes would help people who wore them shed pounds and tone their abs, buttocks and legs, the Federal Trade Commission said.

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