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High lead content found at Springfield elementary school

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. (AP) — A Springfield elementary school will have its underground water system replaced after six classrooms were found to have higher-than-safe levels of lead in their sinks and drinking fountains.

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USDA via CNN

Florida health officials confirm local Zika transmission

Four individuals in Miami-Dade and Broward counties have been infected with the Zika virus by local mosquitoes, Florida health officials said Friday.

These are the first known cases of the virus being transmitted by mosquitoes in the continental Unit...

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Pennsylvania State Police via CNN

Beauty queen gets prison for faking cancer

When former Miss Pennsylvania U.S. International told her friends and family she had leukemia in March 2013, they did everything they could to help.

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FDA to re-evaluate controversial gay blood ban

The Food and Drug Administration is officially reconsidering its blood donation policy, which currently restricts men who have had sex with other men in the past year from giving blood.

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Thawed reindeer carcass blamed in anthrax outbreak

Thirteen people have been hospitalized amid an outbreak of anthrax in western Siberia, the governor's office of the Yamalo-Nenets autonomous region reported Thursday.

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Human nasal bacteria might be superbug killer

Scientists searching for a solution to ever-resistant, infection-causing bacteria may have found an answer much closer to home than expected -- up our noses.

Researchers from the University of Tubingen in Germany have discovered that a nose-dwelling ...

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Report: Oregon hospitals faring better as ranks of insured grow

A new report issued by the Oregon Health Authority finds that as more people in Oregon have become insured, the financial standing of most hospitals has improved. Across Oregon's hospitals, operating margins have increased, while uncompensated care decreased.

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1 hour of activity offsets 8 hours of sitting

It's well-known that sitting down all day, be it at your desk, on the couch or in a car, is bad for your health.

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