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Bacon, Sugary Sodas, Too Few Nuts Tied to Big Portion of US Deaths

CHICAGO — Gorging on bacon, skimping on nuts? These are among food habits that new research links with deaths from heart disease, strokes and diabetes.
Overeating or not eating enough of 10 specific foods and nutrients contr..

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Study: Diabetes Linked to Cancer in Asia

Researchers at New York University's School of Medicine found that diabetes increased the risk of cancer death among Asians by an average of 26 percent, a statistic similar in the West.
Data for the new study drew on a..

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Brazil Launches Database to Fight Illegal Amazon Logging

BRASILIA — Brazil's federal environmental agency, Ibama, launched on Tuesday a centralized database to track timber from source to sale, a vital step in the fight against illegal logging in the Amazon.
The system, known..

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Scientists Outline High Cost of ‘Nuisance Flooding’ Along US Coasts

LONDON — Minor floods caused by rising sea levels may end up costing U.S. coastal communities as much money and resources as major hurricane disasters, U.S. scientists said.
As climate change causes sea levels to rise, such ..

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Study: Healthy Sex Life Leads to Better Job Satisfaction

The secret to better job satisfaction may be as easy as having a healthy sex life, a new study suggests.
According to researchers at Oregon State University, married employees who “prioritized sex at home” were better worker..

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Malawi Struggles to Retain Nurses in Public Hospitals

BLANTYRE — In a pediatric ward at Queen Elizabeth Central hospital, the largest referral health facility in Malawi, mothers look frustrated because of a long wait for a nurse to check on their children. A visit to other outpa..

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Experimental Program Aims to Bridge Generation Gap

The generation gap is being bridged, one relationship at a time, through partnerships in an expiremental program between U.S. universities and retirement homes. Faith Lapidus explains.

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Turning Garbage Into Gas

It's hard to teach young women about getting ahead through technology when they don't even have enough light to study. That was the problem facing The Green Girls Project in Cameroon. So project leaders took a break..

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Report: Syrian Children Suffering from ‘Toxic Stress’ Due to War

Children in Syria are suffering from “toxic stress,” a severe form of psychological trauma that can cause life-long damage, according to a report released Thursday.
The report by the nonprofit Save the Children paints a horr..

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Zap Map: Satellite Tracks Lightning for Better Heads Up

A new U.S. satellite is mapping lightning flashes worldwide from above, which should provide better warning about dangerous strikes.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on Monday released the first images fro..

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Work on Brain’s Reward System Wins Scientists One-million-euro Prize

LONDON — Three neuroscientists won the world's most valuable prize for brain research Monday for pioneering work on the brain's reward pathways — a system that is central to human and animal survival, as well as dis..

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A Bacterium Found in Soil Could Fight Tuberculosis

Scientists are developing an antibiotic from a microorganism found in soil to fight the tuberculosis bacterium. As TB becomes increasingly resistant to existing antibiotics, soil could hold the key to new drugs against this g..

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Hoard of Coins Extracted From Sea Turtle

BANGKOK — Thai veterinarians on Monday removed 915 coins from a 25-year-old sea turtle which had been swallowing items thrown into her pool for good luck, eventually limiting her ability to swim.
The coins and other objects ..

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WHO: Environmental Pollution Kills 1.7M Children Under Five Every Year

GENEVA — Environmental pollution kills more than 1 in 4 children under the age of five every year – that's 1.7 million children worldwide.
The World Health Organization warns these child deaths will increase dramatical..

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Environmental Pollution Kills 1.7 Million Children Under Five Every Year

GENEVA — Environmental pollution kills more than 1 in 4 children under the age of five every year – that's 1.7 million children worldwide.
The World Health Organization warns these child deaths will increase dramatical..