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Would You Eat At A Restaurant That Skipped The Hand-Washing?

Wed, 2015-02-04 12:28

Apparently, making restaurant workers wash their hands before exiting the bathroom is a sign of regulation gone overboard. At least that's what Republican Sen. Thom Tillis suggested on Monday.

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Hospitals Fail To Protect Nursing Staff From Becoming Patients

Wed, 2015-02-04 12:27

Nursing employees suffer 35,000 back and other injuries nearly every year. But many career-ending injuries could be prevented if hospitals brought in new technology and taught "safe patient handling."

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Does Facebook Cause Depression? Depends On How You Use It

Wed, 2015-02-04 12:24

Those great photos from your high school girlfriend's recent vacation in the Caribbean? A study says they're probably making you envious, and that envy could be contributing to feelings of depression.

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Argentina's President, During Visit To China, Mocks Chinese Speech In Tweet

Wed, 2015-02-04 12:22

President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner appeared to suggest the Chinese have trouble pronouncing their R's and L's – using the words "rice," "petroleum" and "Campora" as examples.

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How The Voting Debates Will Be Different In 2015

Wed, 2015-02-04 11:55

There are already 1,200 voting bills introduced in state legislatures this year. Many seek to expand early voting, online and mail voting.

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Most People Getting Measles Are Adults. Time For A Shot?

Wed, 2015-02-04 11:10

Though much of the emphasis in this measles outbreak has been on children, most of the people getting sick are adults. That has more than a few grownups wondering if they're vulnerable.

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Does Binge-Watching Make Us Depressed? Good Question

Wed, 2015-02-04 09:35

Recent headlines make it sound like just because we watched a few episodes last night, we're depressed and lonely. OK, more than a few. But the science on binge-watching is just getting started.

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Bikes Only: London Approves New Cyclist Superhighway Plan

Wed, 2015-02-04 09:33

London Mayor Boris Johnson will change some of London's busiest roads and intersections, in some cases banning all traffic except cyclists from making turns.

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Cooking 101: Stanford Adds Healthy Eating Skills To The Curriculum

Wed, 2015-02-04 08:19

With help from celebrity chef Jamie Oliver, Stanford University is launching a cooking program to teach students the basics of choosing groceries, cooking and eating healthy.

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FCC Proposal Would Classify Internet As A Public Utility

Wed, 2015-02-04 07:52

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler outlined his proposal in an op-ed in Wired. The plan is backed by President Obama but strongly opposed by some cable companies and their lobbying firms.

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Pre-K Pays Off By Lowering Special Ed Placements

Wed, 2015-02-04 07:42

A study, which tracked students enrolled in preschool and Smart Start programs in North Carolina, showed that the programs reduced the likelihood of ending up in special education later.

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New Clues To Mysterious Kidney Disease Afflicting Sugar Cane Workers

Wed, 2015-02-04 07:09

What's causing the ailment that has struck 20,000 farmhands in Nicaragua and El Salvador? Pesticides? Alcoholism? Rat pee spreading an infection? A study from Boston University provides some answers.

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Thousands of Cats Destined for Vietnamese Tables Are Buried Instead

Wed, 2015-02-04 06:36

Even though eating cats is banned, "little tiger" remains a delicacy. Many are sourced from China and smuggled over the border.

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French Comedian Dieudonne Goes On Trial For 'Defending Terrorism'

Wed, 2015-02-04 06:27

The charges stem from comments he made on Facebook after the deadly attack on the satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo. The case has sparked debate in France about the limits of free speech in the country.

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From Caddy To Pro: Golfer Charlie Sifford Dies At 92

Wed, 2015-02-04 05:59

Charlie Sifford, the first black golfer to hold a PGA Tour card, has died at age 92. Decades after he started in golf as a caddy, he was elected to the World Golf Hall of Fame.

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The Woman Who Sold Her Baby For $435 To Buy Firewood

Wed, 2015-02-04 04:39

It happened last week in Afghanistan. It is illegal. But the mother felt she had no other way to support her family. It is the fourth case of baby-selling there in the past year.

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