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Opinions Split On Ryan's Medicare Plan

At the Republican National Convention, delegates from the region say Vice Presidential nominee Paul Ryan's plan to overhaul Medicare isn't a liability.

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Subtracting Calories May Not Add Years To Life

A study, which started back in 1987, shows that monkeys fed a diet with 30 percent fewer calories than normal did not live unusually long lives. Researchers say the results are a good indication of how caloric restriction might affect the life spans of people.
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Mysterious New 'Heartland Virus' Discovered In Missouri

So far, two Missouri farmers are the only known cases of the tick-borne virus in the world. But experts are sure they'll find more. The men recovered but suffered serious illness that required hospital care and weeks of convalescence.
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South Dakota Hit As West Nile Virus Spreads

The West Nile virus is continuing to spread around the country, including into the Dakotas, which are among the hardest hit states.
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Two Die After Hantavirus Outbreak In Yosemite

Two people have died after an outbreak of the hantavirus at a camp in Yosemite National Park. The disease is transmitted by infected rodents.

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