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New lions make a quiet debut at Franklin Park Zoo

Dinari and Kamaia, a pair of six-year-old cats, came in from Texas after the zoo’s former lion, Christopher, died.

What causes the holes in Swiss cheese? The mystery is over

A Swiss agricultural institute discovered that tiny specks of hay are responsible for the famous holes in cheeses.

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Health officials issue alert for disease-carrying ticks

State health officials are urging Vermont residents to be vigilant in what they expect to be another active season for disease-carrying ticks, as reports of Lyme disease have steadily increased.

HIV Treatment Should Start With Diagnosis, U.S. Health Officials Say

Everyone with HIV should be put on antiretroviral drugs as soon as they learn they are infected.

Genetic testing is not flawless, study finds

Flaws in testing can result in some people wrongly advised to worry about a disease risk and others wrongly told they can relax.

Myanmar law tells some mothers to space children three years apart

Myanmar’s president has signed off on a law requiring some mothers to space their children three years apart.

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