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Medical Marijuana Cultivators Given Boost By D.C. Council

Under legislation approved yesterday, the city's three medical marijuana cultivators can double, to 1,000, the number of plants they grow.

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Marathon Bombing Survivors Face A World That Still Feels Out Of Control

Martha and Alvaro Galvis were wounded in 2013's bombing of the Boston Marathon. One of the hardest things to deal with, they say, is the feeling that something random and scary could happen again.
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The All-Work, No-Play Culture Of South Korean Education

A new report finds South Korean students feel greater stress than those in any other developed nation. The country is weighing the relentless pressure it places on studying and exams.
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Congress Approves Longer-Term Fix For Medicare Reimbursements

Eight senators, all Republicans, voted against the bill because funding has not been fully allocated for its $214 billion cost. President Obama says he will sign it.
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Thousands Of Young Women In U.S. Forced Into Marriage

Sometimes the women aren't allowed to leave their homes. Some commit suicide. Many have little recourse, advocates say, because current laws are ill-equipped to address this hidden crisis.
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No Rest For Your Sleeping Brain

No wonder the brain needs so much energy. The same coordinated activity that allows you to retrieve a specific memory, like what you had for breakfast, continues at rest and even during sleep.
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Why The FDA Has Never Looked At Some Of The Additives In Our Food

In recent decades, the number of food additives has skyrocketed from about 800 to more than 10,000. A legal loophole in food safety law means companies can add them to foods with no government review.
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Is That Corporate Wellness Program Doing Your Heart Any Good?

Most employers have a wellness program, but who knows if it's actually improving your health. The American Heart Association is proposing its own standards for improving cardiovascular health at work.
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Disease Detection Gets A Boost With Plans For A CDC In Africa

African health officials are partnering with the U.S. to build a continentwide Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The goal is a more rapid response to health emergencies, such as Ebola.
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Digital Tools For Health Come With 'Hope, Hype And Harm'

Medicine's move into the computer age has great potential for improving care. But patients and doctors still face serious challenges in adapting to the rush of new technology.

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