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FDA Probe Points To Cantaloupe Packing Plant As Source Of Listeria

The outbreak of listeria in fresh cantaloupe has been blamed for at least 25 deaths and 123 illnesses in 26 states, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports. Casualties have slowed since September, but the outbreak is far from over, officials say.
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Teens' Sexual Attitudes Affected By TV And Mom

Teenage boys and girls who watch a lot of TV shape their attitudes toward sex differently. Mom may have something to do with that, according to a new study.
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'Serving Life': Facing Death, Inmates Find Humanity

Tell Me More continues its series on aging and the end of life by exploring a film about maximum-security prisoners who voluntarily care for ill and dying fellow inmates. The documentary Serving Life is narrated by Oscar-winning actor Forest Whitaker and directed by journalist Lisa R. Cohen.
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PETA's New Campaign Gives Veggie Lifestyle An 'XXX' Factor

PETA says nudity is just one tactic it uses to draw attention to its animal-rights causes, including anti-fur campaigns and new efforts to promote a vegetarian lifestyle. It's not necessarily more effective than other types of shocking ads it's created.
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Maine Strained By Use Of Cocaine-Like 'Bath Salts'

The synthetic stimulants cause paranoid, psychotic and often violent behavior. Their use has reached epidemic proportions in Maine and is straining police departments and emergency rooms. Last month, the state tightened laws, but addict Shane Heathers doubts whether that will deter users.
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When It Comes To Baby's Crib, Experts Say Go Bare Bones

Expanded guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics recommend that parents remove blankets, bumpers, pillows, and toys from a baby's crib to protect them against suffocation and other threats.
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A First Aid Kit For Mental Health Emergencies

Many people know how to respond when colleagues hurt themselves, or are felled by heart attack or stroke. But few know what to do in a psychiatric crisis. The Mental Health First Aid program aims to teach people to respond to psychiatric emergencies, from anxiety to eating disorders to psychosis.

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