Unforgettable Images Capture Volcano Rumbling to Life
cotopaxi volcano in Ecuadro
August 27th, 2015
New images have captured the eruption and ash plumes coming from a towering volcano that looms over Quito, Ecuador.
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Rain with Chance of West Nile: Weather Could Predict Outbreaks (Podcast)
Larvae of Culex mosquitoes
August 27th, 2015
Predicting West Nile outbreaks may soon become as common as predicting the weather.
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Still Breaking Bad: Meth Lab Injuries on the Rise, CDC Reports
meth-crystals
August 27th, 2015
Meth lab injuries are on the rise in some parts of the U.S., according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
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The FDA's New Serving Sizes May Backfire — Here's Why
Man at grocery store
August 27th, 2015
Pop quiz: What exactly is a "serving size"? In a new study, just about 20 percent of people answered this question correctly, saying that serving size is how much people typically eat in one sitting.
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HIV-Related Virus Has Existed in Primates for Millions of Years
African Monkey - Baby Kipunji
August 27th, 2015
Viruses related to the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) have infected Old World monkeys as far back as 16 million years ago, according to a new study.
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Man Has Polio Virus Living in Gut for 30 Years
trivalent oral polio vaccine
August 27th, 2015
A man in the United Kingdom experienced a very rare complication of the Polio vaccine he received in childhood.
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Mars Hoaxes: Why We Believe
Image that accompanies a widespread hoax email.
August 27th, 2015
Mars is not going to look as big as the moon in the night sky. But the fact that we want it to may say something about us.
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Should You Stop Counting Calories?
food-label-fat-110103-02
August 27th, 2015
To better fight obesity and its related diseases, people should stop counting calories and instead focus on eating nutritious foods, several researchers argue in a new editorial.
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Pockets of Lower Vaccination Rates Remain Across the US
Boy getting vaccinated
August 27th, 2015
Most infants and kindergartners in the United States are up-to-date with their vaccinations, but there are some areas where vaccination rates are lower, potentially increasing the risk of disease spread there.
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