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Inner life

By James Marroquin
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Medicine | We all have our own personal rainforest full of bacteria in our stomachs, and we haven't been taking care of them

The link between social media and suicide in young women

The link between social media and suicide in young women

By Kiley Crossland
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Health | The suicide rate for young women in the United States continues to rise faster than that of young men, according to a report released by the Centers for…

Vaccines & Viruses: Shaming schools and students?

By Daniel James Devine
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Vaccines & Viruses | Full disclosure. Should schools be required to post the vaccination rate of their student bodies? Legislators in Texas and Michigan have introduced bills that…

Weekend Reads: Mind, body, and spirit

Weekend Reads: Mind, body, and spirit

By James Marroquin & Gaye Clark
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Books | Spirituality in Patient Care: Why, How, When, and What By Harold G. Koenig, M.D. American medicine is increasingly paying attention to the spiritual part of…

Study: Smoking mothers delay babies’ development

Study: Smoking mothers delay babies’ development

By Courtney Crandell
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Health | A pregnant woman who smokes may delay her unborn baby’s central nervous system development, according to new research published in the medical journal Acta

FDA approves GMO apples, potatoes that don’t brown

By Julie Borg
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Food | Apples and potatoes that turn brown within minutes of exposure to the air and spoil the aesthetic appeal of the most carefully prepared dishes, may soon be a…

Vaccines & Viruses: Swine flu toll nears 2,000 in India

By Daniel James Devine
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Vaccines & Viruses | Editor’s note: In an effort to keep our readers informed of the latest developments surrounding the current vaccine controversy, WORLD will post regular

The cure for addiction

The cure for addiction

By Janie B. Cheaney
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Health | Few federal policies have been as misunderstood, mutated, and muddled as the “War on Drugs.” You might call it our own Hundred Years’ War, because it…

Do thin models cause anorexia?

By Sophia Lee
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Health | The bizarre, unsolved case of eating disorders

Terri + 10

By J.C. Derrick
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Medicine | A decade after the starvation of patient Terri Schiavo, medical advancements are helping other patients with disorders of consciousness

Parents vs. doctors

By Courtney Crandell
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Medicine | In the treatment of children with severe genetic disabilities, the interests and opinions of parents and doctors aren’t always the same—and hospital…

Vaccines & Viruses: This season’s unexpected flu strain

By Daniel James Devine
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Vaccines & Viruses | Editor’s note: In an effort to keep our readers informed of the latest developments surrounding the current vaccine controversy, WORLD will post regular

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