Gunman kills 9 at Oregon college

...spoke to reporters at the White House, saying the U.S. is becoming numb to mass shootings and that the shooters have "sickness" in their minds.Repeating his support for tighter gun-control measures, the president said thoughts and prayers are no...
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Rights group: Filipino child miners risk lives in gold mines's oil.""Compressor mining" as it is known locally puts adult and child miners at risk of drowning, decompression sickness and skin infections.Such small-scale mines can be found more than 30 of the 81 provinces in the Philippines, employing...
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Health officials: Take sickness seriously

An enterovirus outbreak and the impending influenza season mean taking precautions to avoid the spread of sickness is important, especially in the most vulnerable populations. "This is the time of year when cold virus activity starts picking...
3 climbers with altitude sickness rescued high on Mount McKinley

...climbers, each on his own and each debilitated by altitude sickness while high on Mount McKinley, help came Monday night from...who was semi-conscious and non-ambulatory due to altitude sickness, McLaughlin said. Though he had been a member of the same...
Lab accidentally sent live anthrax to Alaska

...labs - including corporate and university facilities - received live spores.The shipments are not known to have caused any sickness but have nevertheless sparked a massive review by the Defense Department.In July, Deputy Secretary of Defense Robert Work...
Hitchcock conquers Fat Dog ultra

...feet, almost as much at Mount Everest's 29,028, and runners hit a big incline from the start. Many succumb to altitude sickness during the race.The race started at 10 a.m. Friday. Many racers took two nights to finish, coming in early Sunday morning...
The gridiron grind begins

...our presumed number 2's to be able to step in right away no matter what the reason; academics, disciplinary, injury, sickness or poor play."The Falcons are looking to improve on their 2-6 record from last season.Apart from Southeast Conference...
My Turn: Celebrating 50 years of Medicare and Medicaid

...needed care, having health insurance improves mental and physical health and provides protection from financial hardship due to sickness. As we look ahead to the next 50 years, we can celebrate that what was put in place in 1965 has given us the foundation for...
Pope urges Latin Americans to unify, spread the faith

...Rev. Federico Lombardi. He noted that several people in the Vatican entourage awoke Monday with headaches due to altitude sickness, but not the pope."He has said it's God's way of helping him do his ministry, his service," Lombardi said.Tuesday...
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On the Trails: Regurgitation!

As humans, we don't like to think about regurgitation because we associate it with sickness, but we, and at least some other mammals and birds, use it as a way to rid ourselves of noxious materials. Very useful! But...


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