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Mystery solved: Polo ponies probably died of selenium overdose

The 21 polo ponies that dropped dead at the U.S. Open Polo Championship in Wellington, Fla., eleven days ago most likely succumbed to an overdose of selenium, used to help muscles recover after strenuous exercise, the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services has reported...

April 30, 2009 — Coco Ballantyne

Swine flu kills child in Texas

A 22-month-old boy has died in Houston from swine flu as the outbreak continues to expand in the U.S. and abroad, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports today.

April 29, 2009 — Coco Ballantyne

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