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Pros And Cons Of Prostate Screening

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommends doing away with prostate cancer blood testing as part of routine medical screening. The panel found that, while one in 1,000 men could be saved by the screening, many more will undergo unnecessary--and often dangerous--treatments as a result. We talk about the risks and benefits of prostate-specific antigen tests.

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One in 10 packaged foods still contains trans fats, according to a new study. The problematic oils give foods a rich taste and texture and extend shelf life, but have been linked to heart disease.
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Testimony Wraps In McDonnell Trial, Closing Arguments Expected Friday

Leaving the courthouse this afternoon, the former Virginia governor said he was confident in his legal team's defense: "We've got three of the best law firms in the country that are working on this case."
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New Amazon Series Pilots Fall Short Of A TV Revolution

NPR TV critic Eric Deggans ranks Amazon's new batch of five series pilots, asking why none of them seem break the rules of TV quite enough to draw attention.

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