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Age Discrimination Is Hard to Prove, Even Harder to Fix

An Ohio State spokesman said the review would yield an interim policy to be announced on Aug. 1, followed by feedback from students, faculty and staff, with a final policy “in the future.” He also said the second-look process had been instituted. Mr. Gittes called that “a secret process” that …

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The Downside of Having a Sweet Tooth

The latest findings underscore the advice from experts on diet, health and weight control to avoiding drinking one’s calories, except perhaps for a glass of wine with dinner. And, it turns out, serious health risks are not limited to liquid sources of sugar; the sugars found in processed solid foods, …

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A Layered Approach to Preventing Drowning

She wants children to take swimming courses with a water survival component; she is wary of puddle jumpers — popular life jackets that hold a child upright — which she believes can convince children they will float. Most of all, she says, she wants to see a cultural change around …

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Running on Top of the World

Welcome to the Running newsletter! Every Saturday morning, we email runners with news, advice and some motivation to help you get up and running. Sign up here to get it in your inbox. I’m headed to Colorado for most of August, and of course will keep training for the New …

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Ebola Outbreak in Congo Is Declared a Global Health Emergency

Rebecca Katz, director of the Center for Global Health Science and Security at Georgetown University, said in a statement: “Almost all international legal and policy experts agree that the conditions for declaring a public health emergency of international concern were met long ago, so we are delighted to see that …

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