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#IceBucketChallenge raises $62 million for ALS research

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A social media craze has raised $62.5 million in just a few weeks for medical research on the disease ALS, which has no cure and few treatments. Continue reading

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Despite rich natural resources, many Guatemalan children suffer from malnutrition

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DOWNLOAD VIDEO Although infant death rates have dropped significantly worldwide over the past few decades, in the South American country of Guatemala around 50 percent…read more

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Healthy school lunch menus spark political food fight

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The Healthy Hunger-Free Act that First Lady Michelle Obama championed in 2010 is getting criticism from some school administrators and Republicans in Congress who say that the healthy food requirements have led to burdensome costs and more food in the garbage cans. Continue reading

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Despite concussions, football players feel pressure to stay in the game

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DOWNLOAD VIDEO According to the National Academy of Sciences, there are 11 recorded concussions for every 10,000 high school games and practices, twice the rate…read more

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Massachusetts Works to Curb Rising Healthcare Costs

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DOWNLOAD VIDEO President Obama’s Affordable Care Act modeled itself partly after healthcare reform in the state of Massachusetts. Although the changes have led to nearly…read more

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