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Pit bull patient zero in Colorado plague case

A pit bull was at the heart of a rare plague outbreak in Colorado that left four people sick last year. That's what a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention investigation found in a new report released April 30.

The CDC says on average about eight...

Attorney, police proponent discuss officer vs. city lawsuit

How do you determine a fair fitness standard for an entire police department, regardless of age or gender?

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Missouri women question fate of 'dead' babies

An elderly St. Louis woman's emotional reunion with a daughter she thought died at birth is prompting more than 20 others to wonder what happened to the babies they thought they had lost at the same hospital decades ago.

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Want to be an optimist? Pick up these habits

Ever notice how some people just seemingly have a bright outlook on life -- even when everything isn't exactly on the sunny side?

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Fighting Ebola with HIV drugs one step closer

A combination of three HIV drugs does a remarkably good job fighting Ebola in the laboratory, according to research presented May 1 at the Canadian Association for HIV Research.

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Nepal quake victim stops breathing on flight

"Please take her," people cried over the roar of the helicopter propellers as the flight was about to take off from one of the Nepali districts worst-hit by the earthquake.

The Indian helicopter had just dropped aid to people forced to fend for themse...

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FDA approves new drug to dissolve chin fat

This news may mean the end for the ultimate selfie killer, the double chin. The Food and Drug Administration will now let you say bye-bye to nasty neck fat and hello to a jawline that doesn't jiggle.

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Teen forced to have chemo heads home

A 17-year-old teen who has been living at Connecticut Children's Medical Center since December while being forced to have chemotherapy to treat Hodgkin's lymphoma has completed treatment and left the hospital Monday, according to her attorney, Josh M...

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Study: Daily hour of TV boosts children's weight

Even a little bit of television viewing goes a long way to potentially hurt a child's health, according to new research.

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National Walk@Lunch Day is today

It's a beautiful day, why not take a walk over lunch?

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