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Malaria, diarrhea reported after storm hits Myanmar

Posted: 05/08/2008 - Health experts are scrambling to prevent widespread illness after reports of malaria outbreaks and diarrhea surfaced in areas of Myanmar hardest hit by a cyclone, U.N. health officials said Thursday.

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New Mexico Fire Beaten Back, But 59 Homes Burned

Posted: 05/08/2008 - isolated thunderstorms and wind gusting up to 20 mph came into the area later in the day, but "that didn't affect us at all," fire information officer Linda Kearns said.

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New idea in mortuary science: Dissolving bodies with lye

Posted: 05/08/2008 - The process is called alkaline hydrolysis and was developed in this country 16 years ago to get rid of animal carcasses. It uses lye, 300-degree heat and 60 pounds of pressure per square inch to destroy bodies in big stainless-steel cylinders that are similar to pressure cookers.

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