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How teens’ booze and pot use affects success

Teens who regularly drink and get high could see their success go up in smoke, according to a new study. University of Connecticut researchers found that teens who are dependent on marijuana and alcohol “achieved lower levels of education, were less likely to be employed full time, …

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Red Cross fraud wastes $6M meant for Ebola fight in West Africa

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone — Fraud by Red Cross workers and others wasted at least $6 million meant to fight the deadly Ebola outbreak in West Africa, the organization confirmed Saturday. The revelations follow an internal investigation of how the organization handled more than $124 million during the 2014-2016 …

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You can actually overdose on black licorice

Trick or treatment for an overdose? If you go overboard with black licorice, it could be the latter. That’s the Food and Drug Administration’s cautionary message as Americans shell out a monster-sized $2.7 billion on Halloween candy. Gorging on old-fashioned black licorice can spell serious health …

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6 things to know about the flu shot

No, the flu shot will not give you the flu and yes, everyone should get one. The U.S. is officially in the flu “season,” despite the fact that the flu is a virus that’s active year-round. The season begins in the fall, lasts through the winter and …

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