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Virus As The Cause Of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome? Shot Down, Again

Chronic fatigue syndrome is by all accounts a difficult illness – there's no known cause and consequently no test to detect it. Though a series of recent studies have shown there's no link with the XMRV virus, some advocates insist more research on it is needed.
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Cantaloupe Illness And Death Toll May Keep Climbing, CDC Says

Cantaloupe has been implicated in two multi-state outbreaks of food-borne illness this year. Eight people have died in the latest outbreak; illnesses are expected to climb, CDC says, because listeria can live in the gut for up to two months before a person gets sick.
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End Is Nigh For Over-The-Counter Inhalers That Eat The Ozone Layer

The epinephrine inhalers, marketed as Primatene Mist, are one of the last consumer products with chloroflouorocarbons, or CFCs, to disappear from the market.
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For Obese, Intimate Lives Often Suffer

While many obese people lead happy and healthy sex lives, counselors and therapists are seeing more obese clients with problems in the bedroom. A pattern is clear: Obese people are more dissatisfied with their sexual lives, and women seem to suffer the most.
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Is Human Resistance Futile? Maps Show March Of Drug-Resistant Germs

Here in the U.S., we're doing better than average when it comes to antibiotic-resistant pneumonia with a resistance score of 19, compared with, say, Greece, which gets a 90 on a scale of 100, which is the worst.
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Record Numbers To Go "Car Free"

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A record 10,600 commuters have pledged to go without cars Thursday in honor of the 11th annual "Car Free Day."

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