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U.S. Suicides Rates Are Rising Faster Among Women Than Men
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You can help prevent suicide, researchers say, by knowing the signs and reaching out. More boys and men in the U.S. take their own lives than women and girls, but that difference has narrowed.

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Fear And Frustration Over EPA Move To Kill Chemical-Disaster Protections
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The EPA intends to block rules to prevent and respond to leaks, explosions and other disasters at chemical facilities and refineries around the U.S. That scares many people who live and work nearby.

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Looking To History To Combat Wildfires
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After decades of modern fire prevention some forests are much thicker than they've been historically. New research offers a guide to thinning that could keep wildfires smaller and shorter.

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Enormous Dust Storm On Mars Threatens The Opportunity Rover
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With the sun entirely blocked out by dust, the solar-powered rover has presumably fallen asleep to wait out the storm. NASA scientists say they are "very concerned," but that they hope for the best.

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1 in 3 Adults In The U.S. Take Medications That Can Cause Depression
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200 medications have depression as a possible side effect. Now, a new study finds people who take these drugs are, in fact, more likely to be depressed. The more drugs you take, the higher the risk.

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More Rain, More Development Spell Disaster For Some U.S. Cities
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Climate change is increasing the frequency of rainstorms in many parts of the U.S., and those storms bring more rain. Many communities don't have the drainage systems needed to handle all the water.

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Rethinking Chemotherapy In Some Breast Cancer Cases
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A new study released Sunday says that many women with early-stage breast cancer may not necessarily need chemotherapy as part of their treatment.

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For Some Breast Cancer Patients, The Chemo Decision Just Got Easier
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Thousands of breast cancer patients could now safely avoid chemotherapy thanks to a major study of women with moderate risk of recurrence.

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Scientists Take A Ride On The Pacific's 'Shark Highway'
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Biologists knew the sharks sometimes traveled from waters off Costa Rica south to the Galapagos Islands, but they'd never actually witnessed it.

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Traces Of Opioids Found In Seattle-Area Mussels
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Researchers said the discovery of pharmaceuticals and illicit drugs in local harbors is not uncommon, but the agency noted that this is the first time that oxycodone has been found in shellfish.

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