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Inside the Japanese town that pays cash for kids

Like many other young couples, they tried to raise their child in the city but found life among the apartment blocks too crowded and expensive, with few child care options. Eventually, they gave up. “When people are in their 20s and 30s, they can’t really afford to live in a …

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When hospitals pour drugs down the drain

“When I started out in nursing almost 30 years ago, policy at hospitals was to waste partial doses of narcotics in the sharps containers,” Deesy said. “These containers would then be incinerated by a company that picked them up when they became full.” “People would actually break into the containers …

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Flu cases on the rise in the United States, CDC says

As of the week ending December 22, nine states are experiencing high flu activity — Alabama, Colorado, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, New Jersey, New Mexico and South Carolina — as well as New York City. That’s an increase from the previous week, when two states, Colorado and Georgia, experienced high …

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