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5:24 pm
Wed November 26, 2014

Colorectal Cancer Cases Are Dropping — Except Among Young Adults

Originally published on Wed November 26, 2014 6:39 pm

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Environment
5:22 pm
Wed November 26, 2014

Shrinking Sea Ice Could Put Polar Bears In Grave Peril By 2100

Originally published on Wed November 26, 2014 6:39 pm

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Environment
5:22 pm
Wed November 26, 2014

Lower Ozone Standard Would Raise The Compliance Bar For Business

Originally published on Wed November 26, 2014 6:39 pm

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Goats and Soda
5:59 pm
Tue November 25, 2014

Ebola Is Changing Course In Liberia. Will The U.S. Military Adapt?

A helicopter's eye view of a new ETU, funded by USAID and built by Save the Children.
Kelly McEvers NPR

Originally published on Tue November 25, 2014 6:31 pm

The Ebola outbreak started in rural areas, but by June it had reached Liberia's capital, Monrovia.

By August, the number of people contracting the Ebola virus in the country was doubling every week. The Liberian government and aid workers begged for help.

Enter the U.S. military, who along with other U.S. agencies had a clear plan in mid-September to build more Ebola treatment units, or ETUs. At least one would be built in the major town of each of Liberia's 15 counties. That way, sick patients in those counties wouldn't bring more Ebola to the capital.

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Shots - Health News
11:26 am
Tue November 25, 2014

How Can Vultures Eat Rotten Roadkill And Survive?

Originally published on Wed November 26, 2014 3:31 pm

You might wonder why 48 million Americans get food poisoning every year, yet there are some animals that seem to be immune from even the nastiest germs.

We're talking here about vultures, which feast on rotting flesh that is chockablock with bacteria that would be deadly to human beings. In fact, vultures have a strong preference for that kind of food.

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