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Singapore's Lee Kuan Yew still in intensive care, health improves slightly

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The health condition of Singapore's first prime minister and the man widely credited with the city-state's economic success, Lee Kuan Yew, has improved slightly though he remains on mechanical ventilation, the prime minister's office said on Saturday. "Lee Kuan Yew's condition has improved slightly. He remains...(more) 



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Motherlode Blog: My Dad: Strict. My Daughter’s ‘Papa’? Not So Much.

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My mom tells me that my dad has always been great with children. But that’s not what I remember. 



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Blood biomarkers found for chronic fatigue syndrome

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Chronic fatigue syndrome is a disease with distinct stages that can be identified through biomarkers in the blood, researchers said Friday, offering hope that earlier diagnosis may improve treatment. With no known cause or cure, chronic fatigue syndrome -- known formally as encephalomyelitis (ME/CFS) -- has...(more) 



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Three infected with measles at Las Vegas seafood restaurant

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Three new cases of measles have been confirmed in Las Vegas, in people believed infected by a contagious worker at an upscale MGM Grand Hotel and Casino seafood restaurant, Nevada public health officials said on Friday. The newly diagnosed patients, two staff members and a patron...(more) 



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China imposes trade restrictions on Canadian beef

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OTTAWA (Reuters) - China has imposed temporary trade restrictions on Canadian beef and beef products in the wake of Canada's discovery of mad cow disease earlier this month, Canada said on Friday. China joins the list of countries that have imposed trade restrictions since Canada confirmed...(more) 



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1.1 Billion Young People at Risk of Losing Their Hearing, WHO Says

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Find out how long and how loud you should listen through your headphones. 



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Doctors with bad news seen as less compassionate

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Until recently, doctors and researchers believed that doctors who delivered bad news in an empathetic tone would be seen as sincere, said Dr. Eduardo Bruera, the study’s lead author from the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. The researchers showed 100 cancer patients...(more) 



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U.S. border officials seize record 15 tons of pot at California border

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U.S. customs officers at a California border crossing seized more than 15 tons of marijuana hidden inside a tractor-trailer shipment designated as a cargo of mattresses, the biggest narcotics bust ever at that port of entry, officials said on Friday. 



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On Location: Furnishing the RISD President’s House

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The interim president of RISD found herself with a 21-room house that needed furnishing. Luckily, she knew a few suppliers. 



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U.S. judge denies Ranbaxy bid to reinstate approvals for Valcyte, Nexium copies

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MUMBAI (Reuters) - A U.S. federal judge has denied Indian generic drugmaker Ranbaxy Laboratories Ltd's bid to reinstate approvals granted to it to launch the first copies of the heartburn drug Nexium and the antiviral Valcyte, a court document showed.  



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New Leprosy Cases Hit Florida

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Three people in Volusia county were diagnosed with the rare illness, which is also known as Hansen's Disease. 



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Reaction to death of 'Star Trek' actor Leonard Nimoy

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(Reuters) - Leonard Nimoy, best known for his portrayal of logic-bound Mr. Spock in the "Star Trek" science fiction television series and movies, died on Friday at age 83 after a battle with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. The following are reactions to Nimoy's death: "Long before...(more) 



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