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Super Slick Coatings Conquer Ketchup, But What About Ebola?

A new coating makes ketchup slide out of the bottle and toothpaste slip out of a tube, right down to the last drop. So why not put the slick surface on an Ebola suit so the virus doesn't stick?
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Safer Anthrax Test Aims To Keep The Bioweapon From Terrorists

Current tests require growing anthrax in the lab, which isn't the best option for labs in Afghanistan. So engineers have come up with a credit-card-size test that could make the world a safer place.
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A Top Weedkiller Could Cause Cancer. Should We Be Scared?

A respected scientific group says that glyphosate, also known as Roundup, is "probably carcinogenic to humans." Yet the actual risks — which are mainly to farmers, not consumers — remain uncertain.

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Why There's A Big Battle Brewing Over The Lean Meat In Your Diet

Should the government recommend lean meat as part of a healthy diet? That's emerged as a political flashpoint. The panel working on federal guidelines says the evidence on lean meat is muddled.
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Quality-Testing Legal Marijuana: Strong But Not Always Clean

Early efforts to test legal marijuana are finding that it's got lots of buzzworthy THC. But it can also have fungus, chemical residue and bacteria. What that means for health and safety isn't clear.

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How Money Managers' Personal Lives Affect Your Investments

For some people who discover a sudden drop in their investments, social science research offers a surprising explanation. When a hedge fund manager gets divorced, they underperform by 7.4 percent.
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How 2 Children With Leukemia Helped Transform Its Treatment

Cancer treatment for kids has changed dramatically since the 1960s. Back then, doctors experimented with approaches that seemed promising but were also potentially toxic. Some survivors look back.
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Many Doctors Who Diagnose Alzheimer's Fail To Tell The Patient

Only about half of Medicare patients are told of the diagnosis by their doctor, a study finds. That compares to 90 percent of patients diagnosed with cancer.
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Sea Turtles Test Urban Waters In Southern California 'Jacuzzi'

Even with the warm outflow from nearby power plants, the San Gabriel River's an odd new habitat choice. Volunteers and researchers are working to study and track the population that's popped up there.
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States That Expand Medicaid Detect More Cases Of Diabetes

Researchers say their study suggests that more diabetes is being detected in particular states because, thanks to Medicaid, more poor people have access to screening and care.

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