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France's 104-year-old twins say closeness is the secret

a shared story    2 hours 11 minutes ago
When they were born premature in 1912, doctors gave Paulette and Simone the slimmest chance of survival. But 104 years later, the French twins say there's a simple secret to their longevity: sticking together. With their long white hair tied back in ponytails and gold spectacles...(more) 

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Stress and the City: Britain's bank workers buckle under pressure

a shared story    3 hours 11 minutes ago
By Sinead Cruise and Anjuli Davies LONDON (Reuters) - Dwindling job security, heavier workloads, regulatory upheaval and the poor public image of the banking sector are taking a toll on the mental health of Britain's bank workers. Eight years after the global financial crisis, stress in...(more) 

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6 Simple Health Tips for Buying Chocolate

a shared story    4 hours 11 minutes ago
Shopping for "good" chocolate is kind of like searching for a viable online date. Approach the market without a plan and it's easy to get duped by glossy packaging and false claims. Know what you're looking for, though, and you can find yourself a sweetie with...(more) 

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Factbox: Why the Zika virus is causing alarm

a shared story    15 hours 11 minutes ago
(Reuters) - Global health officials have said that the Zika virus, which has been linked to severe birth defects in thousands of babies in Brazil, is rapidly spreading in the Americas and could infect up to 4 million people. The virus is transmitted to people through...(more) 

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Men face higher risk of cancers linked to oral sex

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Men are twice as likely as women to get cancer of the mouth and throat linked to the human papillomavirus, or HPV, one of the most common sexually transmitted infections, researchers say. For men, the risk of HPV-driven cancers of the head and neck rise along...(more) 

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Sudden Supreme Court vacancy seizes U.S. campaign spotlight

a shared story    17 hours 11 minutes ago
By Ginger Gibson and James Oliphant WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court's future grabbed center stage in the country's presidential campaign with the sudden death of Justice Antonin Scalia, setting up an election-year battle over who should succeed him on a nine-member bench that interprets...(more) 

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U.S. agencies to study safety of artificial turf fields

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Three U.S. government agencies will team up to study whether artificial turf fields and playgrounds that use bits of recycled tires are exposing children to dangerous chemicals. The Environmental Protection Agency, the Consumer Product Safety Commission and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced on...(more) 

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U.S. probes misconduct allegation at VA hospital in Cincinnati

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Federal officials are investigating an allegation of misconduct at a Veterans Affairs hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio, the latest problem for a scandal-plagued agency that has become a punching bag in the Nov. 8 presidential election campaign. The Department of Veterans Affairs on Saturday confirmed the latest...(more) 

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More than 5,000 pregnant women in Colombia have Zika virus: government

a shared story    23 hours 11 minutes ago
More than 5,000 pregnant Colombian women are infected with the mosquito-borne Zika virus, the country's national health institute said on Saturday, as the disease continues its rapid spread across the Americas. There are 31,555 cases of the disease in Colombia, the national health institute said in...(more) 

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