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New Study Examines WWI Chemical Effects On NW D.C.

A wealthy NW D.C. neighborhood is the subject of a study that will examine the health effects of a WWI chemical test site buried within -- some residents say the research doesn't go far enough.

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The Impacts Of Long-Term Unemployment

The U.S. job market remains weak, leaving up to five million workers unemployed for a year or more. Read highlights of a survey by the Kaiser Family Foundation and NPR that looks at the consequences of long-term unemployment and under-employment.
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French Lessons: Why Letting Kids Drink At Home Isn't Tres Bien

Growing evidence suggests that kids who are allowed to drink in the home are at greater risk of developing alcohol-related problems. That's unwelcome news in France, a nation known for its love of wine that's now grappling with a binge-drinking problem among teens.
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Road Rage: A Symptom Of Much More Than Bad Traffic?

It's not unusual for awful traffic conditions or incompetent driving to make some people really angry behind the wheel. But researchers say there may be a biological component to road rage — one that can be tempered with medication and, yes, time outs.
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Spandex Stretches To Meet U.S. Waistlines

Spandex may make you think of disco or workout gear. But because this wonder fiber can stretch more than a 100 percent and snap right back to shape, its claim to fame may just be that it has clothed Americans as obesity rates have soared.

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