The Snail-Smashing, Fish-Spearing, Eye-Popping Mantis Shrimp
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Mantis shrimp, a group of aggressive, reef-dwelling crustaceans, take more than one first-place ribbon in the animal kingdom. Outwardly, they resemble their lobster cousins, but their colorful shells contain an impressive set of superpowers.

Now, scientists are finding that one of those abilities - incredible eyesight - has potential life-saving implications for people with cancer.
Terminally Ill Man Takes On Marathon Towing Oxygen Tank to Raise Awareness for Pulmonary Fibrosis
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A terminally ill man took on the daunting task of finishing a marathon on Sunday to draw attention to the disease that is killing him: pulmonary fibrosis.

Evans Wilson, 63, finished the Seattle Marathon in 10 hours and 55 minutes yesterday, walking the entire thing with his oxygen tank in tow and coming in under his goal time of 14 hours but lagging a bit behind winner Kota Reichert, who won in 2 hours and 33 minutes.
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California reports first flu death of 2016-17 flu season 
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California public health officials on Thursday announced the first flu-related fatality of the 2016-17 flu season.

The victim, whom the department would identify only as a person under age 65, died in Los Angeles County.

"As this unfortunate case illustrates, the flu can be deadly and causes thousands of fatalities each year in the United States," Dr. Karen Smith, the state's public health officer, said in a statement. "Fortunately, people can get vaccinated to help keep them from getting sick and spreading the flu to others."
Making a Healthier Home
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Cast Toxins From Your Living Space

Take a look around your home. Do you know what's in your household goods and products? Some chemicals can harm your health if too much gets into your body. Becoming aware of potentially harmful substances and clearing them out can help keep you and your family healthy.

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