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Deadly crash closes Highway 179 in Cole County

Right now Highway 179 is closed in Cole County following a deadly crash. It happened close to Route T.

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Mud racers sickened after ingesting feces on course

More than 1,000 participants in a mud race in France were sickened after they ingested fecal matter that was mixed in with the mud and dirt.

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This milkshake is made with 96 crickets

On Wednesday, the Wayback burger chain is launching a milkshake made with dried cricket powder at all its 100 U.S. locations.

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California governor signs vaccine bill

California Gov. Jerry Brown has signed legislation outlawing a family's personal and religious beliefs as reasons to exempt their children from school vaccinations.

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PTSD may increase heart attack risk in women

New research reveals that the effects of PTSD can go beyond the mind -- and put women's hearts and brains at risk.

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1 dead after Ebola reappears in Liberia

More than seven weeks after Liberia was declared free of Ebola, a young man was found dead of the disease on Sunday, according to the country's deputy health minister.

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Can same-sex marriage make America healthier?

A few weeks ago, Carlos Santos-Herrera was in a hospital bed, ill with a rare, severe form of strep throat. He was weak, but conscious -- and worried. His family members' religious beliefs differ from his own, and he didn't want to leave decisions ab...

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.

Americans are still fighting weight

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The results are in: U.S. still fat

Two-thirds of Americans' scales are still tipping in the wrong direction, says a new study from JAMA Internal Medicine.

Joint Commission evaluating patient safety at St. Mary's Medical Center

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Patient safety evaluated at Florida hospital

The nation's largest accrediting agency for hospitals is evaluating "patient safety-related events at St. Mary's Medical Center" in Florida, which CNN found had a high mortality rate for pediatric open heart surgeries from 2011-2013.

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UN: Pot use on the rise in America

Marijuana consumption is up in the United States -- and so is the potency of the pot.

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