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Man loses 140 pounds on Chick-fil-A diet

When Denver, Colorado, resident Alton Ward was at Texas A&M University four years ago, he said he weighed 355 pounds despite trying diets such as Jenny Craig, Atkins, juice diets and every other thing, Valdosta Today reported.


District-wide water testing underway for Columbia Public Schools

Lab tests are underway for water quality in all of Columbia Public Schools' facilities this summer.

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Dems-GOP squabble stalls Zika funding

Efforts to combat the Zika virus stalled in the Senate Tuesday when Democrats blocked a $1.1 billion House-passed funding bill, escalating the political battle between the parties over how to respond to the looming public health crisis.

Many lakes, rivers go untested for harmful bacteria

Many people will spend time with family and friends on the water this upcoming holiday weekend.

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U.S. Olympic rowers' suits are anti-pollution

The U.S. Olympic rowing team will appear in seamless unisuits when they hit the bay waters of Rio de Janeiro this summer. Though many viewers will notice only the second-skin fit, these innovative suits will also be providing much-needed protection a...

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Research: Ovarian cancer prevention extends life

Fewer than half of ovarian cancer patients survive more than five years after their diagnosis. But new research indicates that preemptive surgery to remove a woman's ovaries and fallopian tubes might benefit more women than previously thought.


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The grossest health concerns of summer

You are not the only one who thrives in the summer and loves its warm, long days. Bacteria and other microbes that cause food poisoning, diarrhea and just general grossness also flourish, threatening to make it a season to be sick.

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Can a baby's motor skills predict future success?

The moment when a baby crawls or walks for the first time is something most of us document in our family scrapbooks for sentimental reasons, but a new study suggests that the milestone could provide valuable foresight.


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GOP senators warn Democrats not to block Zika funds

Top Senate Republicans urged Democrats not to block a Zika funding measure that faces a key vote Tuesday, cautioning that Democrats will be blamed if children are born with the birth defects caused by the dangerous mosquito-borne virus.

Cans of Diet Pepsi

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Diet Pepsi brings aspartame back

The aspartame is back in Diet Pepsi.

Just 10 months after Pepsi announced it would stop using the artificial sweetener in Diet Pepsi due to consumer safety concerns, the company said it will bring aspartame back.

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