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Margaret Hamburg Ends Six-Year Run As FDA Commissioner

Margaret Hamburg ended her run this week as one of the longest serving Food and Drug Administration commissioners in recent decades.
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Arizona Requires Doctors To Say Abortion Pill Is Reversible

Arizona is requiring doctors to tell women using the "abortion pill" that it can be reversed. NPR takes a look at whether that's true.
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Navajos Fight Their Food Desert With Junk Food And Soda Taxes

Many have dreamed of taxing Cheetos and soda. The Navajo Nation is now doing both. The first-in-the U.S. tax measure aims to raise revenue for health programs and make wholesome food more affordable.
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A Virus In Your Mouth Helps Fight The Flu

It's related to herpes. And it infects most of the world — about half of Americans, nearly all the developing world. But don't go out and get infected. The virus has a dark side, too.
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Diagnosing A Sinus Infection Can Be A DIY Project

The nation's ear, nose and throat doctors want people to diagnose sinus infections themselves in an effort to reduce overuse of antibiotics. They're telling you how.
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To Avoid Surprise Insurance Bills, Tell Exchange Plan When You Move

Consumers can face unexpected costs if they don't cancel their insurance plan before they relocate to another state.
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Tobacco Firm Seeks Softer Warning For Cigarette Alternative

The product is called snus — a tiny bag of smokeless tobacco that users slip between the lip and gum. A Swedish maker claims the product is safer than cigarettes, cigars and chewing tobacco.
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Germanwings Co-Pilot Shines Light On Opaqueness Of Mental Illness

NPR's Robert Siegel talks with Dr. Michael C. Miller, assistant professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, about how someone's deep inner turmoil can remain hidden.
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Tweeners Trust Peers More Than Adults When Judging Risks

We all tend to adjust our opinions based on what other people think. But young teenagers pay far more attention to other teens than they do to adults, a study finds. That explains a lot, doesn't it?
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Hackers Teach Computers To Tell Healthy And Sick Brain Cells Apart

Scientists are still better than computers at assessing a neuron's health by looking at its shape. But an effort that includes an international series of hackathons could help speed the process.

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