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Is It Time For A Warning Label On Sugar-Loaded Drinks?

New legislation in California and New York proposes a label for sugary beverages. The label looks like the warning on cigarette packages, but the beverage industry has called it "misleading."
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Bill To Limit Vaccine Exemptions Moves A Step Closer In California

A measure that would require more children to get vaccinated is moving ahead in the California Legislature. Though the state saw a large measles outbreak this year, final passage may be tough.
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Obama To Address Caribbean's 'Economic Achilles Heel' — Energy

The president meets with Caribbean leaders in Jamaica Thursday — and a looming energy crunch in the region is high on the list.
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Sushi Science: A 3-D View Of The Body's Wasabi Receptor

The same receptor on nerve endings that makes sinuses tingle when we eat wasabi plays an important role in the pain of inflammation. The first 3-D view of the receptor could lead to better pain drugs.
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Link Between Heart Disease And Height Hidden In Our Genes

Doctors long ago noticed that, beyond the usual influences of diet and smoking, short people seem to get heart disease more often than tall people. But why?
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From Pet To Pest, Goldfish Tip Scales Of Survival In Lake's Ecosystem

Colorado wildlife officials believe someone released four or five pet goldfish into Teller Lake #5 a few years ago. Now, the fish number in the thousands and threaten the lake's ecosystem.
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The Creepy, Crawly World Of Bedbugs And How They Have 'Infested' Homes

Brooke Borel's new book describes their history and how they hide, bite and reproduce. Borel, who has combated them herself, says an infestation "does mess with your mind a little bit."
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What's My Chance Of Having A Baby? A Better Predictor Of IVF Success

Achieving pregnancy with in vitro fertilization depends largely on your age. But other factors contribute, too. A study compares two online tools aimed at giving couples a realistic sense of the odds.
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'Definite Evidence' Of Alien Life Within 20-30 Years, NASA Chief Scientist Says

Ellen Stofan's colleagues on a panel agreed with that assessment. But Stofan was quick to point out: "We are not talking about little green men. We are talking about little microbes."
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Aspiring Craft Brewers Hit The Books To Pick Up Science Chops

As the craft beer industry grows, so are options for learning to brew. More colleges are now introducing degree programs to teach the art and science of beer-making.

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