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Skin cancer rates 'surge since 70s'

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The incidence of the most serious skin cancer is now five times higher than it was in the 1970s, figures show. 

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Critic’s Notebook: Imagining a Streetcar Line Along the Waterfront

a shared story    7 hours 36 minutes ago
Broaching a plan for more equitable public transit between Red Hook and Astoria, home to millennials and thousands of less affluent New Yorkers. 

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Renoir Shows His True Colors

a shared story    8 hours 36 minutes ago
When conservators at the Art Institute of Chicago wanted to solve the mystery of a missing pigment in a portrait by Pierre-Auguste Renoir, light shined the way. 

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Suspected Player in Art Scams Is Arrested in Spain

a shared story    9 hours 36 minutes ago
An art dealer was taken into custody in connection with a swindle that led collectors to spend more than $80 million on phony masterworks. The United States is expected to request his extradition. 

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'Nanoglue' headed for hospital operating rooms

a shared story    10 hours 36 minutes ago
Thanks to the progress of nanomedicine, stitches could soon become a thing of the past, giving way to nanoglue. Developed last December by a team of researchers from the Soft Materials and Chemistry Laboratory (ESPCI/CNRS) and the Laboratory for Vascular Translational Science (Paris Diderot University) in...(more) 

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Sleeping California teen killed when car plows into apartment

a shared story    11 hours 36 minutes ago
(Reuters) - A 16-year-old girl asleep in her bed was killed early Sunday when a suspected drunk driver careened into an apartment building in southern California, law enforcement officials said. The driver, a 20-year-old man, was arrested shortly after the crash at 3:15 a.m. local time...(more) 

Salmonella decline seen in food poisoning report

a shared story    12 hours 36 minutes ago
NEW YORK (AP) -- The government's latest report card on food poisoning shows a dip in salmonella cases but an increase in illnesses from bacteria in raw shellfish. The report counts cases in only 10 states for some of the most common causes of foodborne illness,...(more) 

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Pfizer mulls $100 billion bid for AstraZeneca: report

a shared story    18 hours 36 minutes ago
U.S. pharmaceutical giant Pfizer has approached British rival AstraZeneca to propose a 60 billion pound ($101 billion) takeover, the Sunday Times reported on Sunday. The paper said, citing senior investment bankers and industry sources, that informal conversations about a deal had taken place between the two...(more) 

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Saudi Arabia announces jump in new cases of deadly MERS virus

a shared story    19 hours 36 minutes ago
Saudi Arabia has confirmed seven new cases of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS), adding up to 36 infections in five days, a sudden increase of a disease that kills about a third of the people infected and has no cure. MERS, a SARS-like novel coronavirus that...(more) 

Study: Diabetic heart attacks and strokes falling

a shared story    20 hours 36 minutes ago
NEW YORK (AP) -- In the midst of the diabetes epidemic, a glimmer of good news: Heart attacks, strokes and other complications from the disease are plummeting.... 

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In Transit Blog: Sheraton Expands Its Club Level Service

a shared story    23 hours 36 minutes ago
Sheraton Hotels and Resorts is planning to appoint more than 300 managers to assist guests in its club level lounges. 

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Pursuits : Stone Lifting as Sport in the Basque Country

a shared story    23 hours 36 minutes ago
Rural sports like wood chopping, hay bale tossing and stone lifting are part of a cultural fabric that’s still visible today. 

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