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Debate Over Mandated Flame Retardant Chemicals In Furniture

Most couches sold in the U.S. contain flame retardants, but critics argue these chemicals pose a serious health risk. Debate on the health risks of flame retardants in furniture.

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The Dangers Of Hazing And What's Being Done About It

Since the 1970s there has been at least one hazing-related death every year on U.S. college campuses. Why the practice persists and what's being done to stop it.


Scientists See Upside And Downside Of Sequencing Their Own Genes

Prominent geneticists are getting their own genomes decoded, revealing the benefits and risks.

Ebola's Other Victims: Health Care Workers

The World Health Organization has confirmed 72 cases of the dreaded virus in the Democratic Republic of Congo since May; 23 of them are health care workers. Despite elaborate protective garb and other precautions, it's hard for doctors, nurses and health aides to avoid virus-laden bodily fluids of Ebola patients.