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A bridge breaking the ice

Updated: 11/30/2007 - One Michiana bridge stands out from all the rest when it comes to safe driving during the snow. Click here to find out which one, and how it works.

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Night work linked to cancer

Posted: 11/29/2007 - Next month, an arm of the World Health Organization will classify shift work as a "probable" carcinogen. That will put shift work in the same category as cancer-causing agents like anabolic steroids, ultraviolet radiation and diesel engine exhaust.

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China reports sharp drop in number of people infected with HIV/AIDS

Posted: 11/29/2007 - Early estimates reported nearly a million people with the virus. Since then, the number has slid down. Today, China says just over 220,000 people are infected. Experts believe the figures are probably accurate because they line up with a change in data collection.

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Ebola outbreak in Uganda kills 16

Posted: 11/29/2007 - The first case of Ebola was reported earlier this month in western Uganda. The director of the health service says an isolation facility has been set up and officials are closely following anyone who has had contact with the 51 people with the disease.

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Grand Rapids woman loses 530 pounds

Posted: 11/27/2007 - Fifty-one-year-old Nancy Makin will tell her story Wednesday on "The Oprah Winfrey Show." Makin weighed as much as 703 pounds and spent many years living reclusively in her one-bedroom apartment.

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Battle of the bulge: Ex-sumo wrestler drops over 100 pounds

Posted: 11/23/2007 - A hospitalization for heart failure earlier in the year gave Yarbrough the motivation he needed to go see a weight loss specialist. His goal is to eventually weigh 550 pounds, improve his health and compete again in sports.

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Charity air ambulance service in Indy takes flight

Posted: 11/23/2007 - Hal Blank and his three-member volunteer flight and medical crew are scheduled tomorrow to take two patients from Indianapolis International Airport to Chicago, then Maryland and back to Indiana.

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Gastronomic greatness or sheer gluttony?

Posted: 11/21/2007 - Some annual events, like the corn-eating contest in Iowa and the meat-pie championship in England, have been cut back or canceled amid an epidemic of obesity.

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AIDS cases drop dramatically, but mostly due to revised data

Posted: 11/20/2007 - The World Health Organization and the United Nations AIDS agency say the decline of more than 6 million cases this year is the result of a new methodology. U.N. officials aren't ruling out future downward corrections.

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The Healing Power of Pigs: Part Three

Updated: 11/16/2007 - With a dramatic increase in amputees due to the war in Iraq and Afghanistan, the United States Department of Defense has shown great interest in the healing power of pigs.

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The Healing Power of Pigs: Part Two

Updated: 11/15/2007 - While working on a model airplane, Lee Spievack chopped off almost half an inch of his middle finger. He never saw the original tip of his finger again, but with the healing power of pigs, he wouldn't need to.

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British poultry slaughtered to stop bird flu

Posted: 11/14/2007 - The return of the virus comes at a bad time for British farmers, who are already reeling after livestock herds were hit by foot-and-mouth and bluetongue earlier this year.

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The Healing Power of Pigs: Part One

Updated: 11/16/2007 - It sounds stranger than fiction, but researchers think they’ve found the secret that can trick the human body into re-growing its own parts. It’s a secret kept by Mother Nature and it lies in a very unlikely place.

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4 transplant recipients get AIDS virus from donor

Updated: 11/13/2007 - The chief of the transplantation program at the University of Chicago Hospitals says his staff was told of the problem on November 1st, and brought in the two patients who had transplants there for testing the next morning.

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Officials: English bird flu outbreak is deadly H5N1 virus

Posted: 11/13/2007 - The return of the disease is yet another blow to farmers, who are already struggling after herds were hit this year by foot-and-mouth disease and bluetongue. The first mass outbreak of bird flu was confirmed in Britain earlier this year.

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