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Explainer: The Zika virus

The Zika virus will likely spread to all but two countries in North, Central and South America, the World Health Organization just announced. This after the government of El Salvador urging women to avoid getting pregnant until 2018. The virus ...

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Dole withdraws packaged salads after listeria outbreak

SeongJoon Cho/Bloomberg Dole Fresh Vegetables said it suspended operations in its Springfield, Ohio facility after tests indicated the listeria outbreak came from there. Dole Fresh Vegetables announced a recall of its packaged salads Friday after a listeria outbreak from one ...

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SEE IT: Objects stick to human suction cup

Meet the “real-life X-Man.” Jamie Canhead Keeton has an extremely rare skin condition that turns him into a “human suction cup.” He said he even legally added “Canhead” to his name. Objects such as cans and bottles stick to Keeton’s ...

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Scented candles, cleaning products release cancerous agents

Roberto Machado Noa/LightRocket via Getty Images Common scents found in candles can release cancer-causing toxins. Citrus-scented products could be killing us. Sweet-smelling chemicals in some fragrant candles, air fresheners and cleaning products can react with other airborne elements to create ...

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Khloe K. tells Kris Jenner she doesn't want BRCA test

Kris Jenner wants her daughter to get a preventative cancer screening — but the “Kocktails with Khloe” star says “we’re all going to die” anyway. Khloe Kardashian, 31, spurned her mom’s request that she get tested for a breast cancer ...

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Eat less sugar to get rid of your sweet tooth: study

ffolas/Getty Images/iStockphoto Train your sweet tooth. Cut sugar to stop craving it. A small study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition asked participants who drank at least two sugar-sweetened beverages a day to reduce their sugar intake by ...

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Maine Gov. LePage sorry for comments on ‘young white’ girls

AUGUSTA, Maine — Republican Gov. Paul LePage apologized Friday for his remark about out-of-state drug dealers impregnating “young white” girls, calling it a slip of the tongue and saying he didn’t mean to inject race into discussion of Maine’s heroin ...

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Detroit is the most bedbug-infested city in the U.S.

Carolyn Kaster/ASSOCIATED PRESS No one likes bedbugs. But Detroit is dealing with them in droves. Detroit is new bug city. The heavy metal town is also the itchiest in the country, topping a new list of the worst metro areas ...

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Challenges of chest wall disorders

Dr. Andrew Kaufman, an assistant professor of thoracic surgery at Mount Sinai, is an expert in chest wall disorders. The Specialist: An assistant professor of thoracic surgery at Mount Sinai, Dr. Andrew Kaufman specializes in treating disorders of the chest ...

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What males eat matters from the very beginning

Andrei Tchernov – iStock/Getty Male mice fed a high-fat diet produced offspring with health problems. A dad’s diet can make his future kids fat — at least when it comes to mice. The way male rodents eat is enough to cause major ...

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