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Study: 1 in 14 People Has Oral HPV Infection

Men were much more likely to have an oral HPV infection than women. And people who have had more sex partners and more frequent sex were more likely to be positive for HPV.
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Complexities Of Helping Others End Their Lives

Terminal illness patients sometimes feel that their pain outweighs the benefits of life. Dr. Larry Egbert, co-founder and former medical director of the Final Exit Network, says he helped several patients find ways to end their suffering and lives. He was recently profiled in The Washington Post Magazine. He speaks with host Michel Martin.
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From Health Food To Health Risk: Sprouts Slip Off The Menu

Sprouts have caused a spate of outbreaks in the past few years, and public health officials are scrambling to find a way to prevent them. But there's no foolproof solution at hand. So some restaurants are saying no to fresh sprouts.
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Blood Doctors Call Foul On NCAA's Screening For Sickle Cell

The leading group of doctors specializing in blood disorders says it opposes the NCAA's screening program for sickle cell trait in college athletes. The doctors say it overlooks other, more common factors in exercise-related deaths and is not a comprehensive solution.
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How Health Care Dropped Out Of The Presidential Conversation

The public remains deeply divided over the law overhauling the health system. And a new poll finds a majority of Americans believe the law's insurance mandate will be found unconstitutional by the Supreme Court.
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Working Long Hours Can Be Depressing, Truly

People who work long hours are more likely to become depressed, even if they're working in the executive suite. That's according to a study of British civil servants. Other studies have found that people with higher incomes are less vulnerable to depression, but they didn't factor in work hours.

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