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Relief by the volt

By Daniel James Devine
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Technology | Implantable medical devices for chronic pain are shrinking in size and growing in popularity

Midday Roundup: Gay marriage finds another GOP ally

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Going public. Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, publicly announced her support for same-sex marriage Wednesday, shortly after receiving an endorsement from a major…

Liberty and the pursuit of marijuana happiness

By Kristen Eicher
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Health | WASHINGTON—Marijuana has been decriminalized and legalized for recreational use in Washington and Colorado, while New York is set to become the 23rd state…

New virus slams Caribbean, threatens Florida

By Lynde Langdon
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Health | A mosquito-borne virus that causes debilitating joint pain has nearly saturated the Caribbean and threatens to spread to Florida. The non-fatal virus, called…

Congress to Dr. Oz: Stop pushing phony supplements

By Allie Hulcher
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Health | WASHINGTON—Mehmet Oz, the popular TV personality known as Dr. Oz, admitted Tuesday that some products he features on his shows are merely crutches for…

Researchers experimented on premies without telling their parents

By Julie Borg
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Health | Shawn and Carrie Pratt never dreamed they were putting their premature baby, already struggling for life in the Duke University Hospital neonatal…

Web Reads: Flush for life

By Susan Olasky
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Newsworthy | The importance of toilets. Could there be something in Muslim and Hindu religious codes that makes Muslims in India more likely to use toilets than Hindus? A…

Need an immune system boost? Try a three-day fast.

Need an immune system boost? Try a three-day fast.

By Mark Russell
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Health | University of Southern California (USC) researchers published a study last week suggesting that fasting may put the immune system into overdrive by activating…

Midday Roundup: Dirty kids might be healthier kids

Midday Roundup: Dirty kids might be healthier kids

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Let them eat dirt. That joke about building up your kids’ immune systems by letting them get dirty might have some truth to it, a new study finds. Kids in…

A healthcare system only a Democratic doctor could love

A healthcare system only a Democratic doctor could love

By Kristen Eicher
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Healthcare | Doctors used to be Republican. Not anymore. A new study reveals that since 1992, more physicians are contributing money to the Democratic party. Dr. David…

The first lady’s food fight

By Laura Edghill
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Education | First lady Michelle Obama is striking back at House Republicans over their efforts to introduce flexibility to healthy school meal standards, saying any…

False security

False security

By Daniel James Devine
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Science | As HIV spreads, the government recommends an expensive and questionable prevention plan

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