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Volunteer Recap: Connecting Moms To Midwives In Timor-Leste

A global health student from Seattle went to the tiny country to study maternal health. But she also learned how to be more friendly to her neighbors.
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Pot Can Trigger Psychotic Symptoms For Some, But Do The Effects Last?

Scientists are sharply divided on whether the disordered thinking and paranoia sometimes caused by marijuana is just a temporary thing or the start of long-term disorders like schizophrenia.
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Sharing Patient Records Is Still A Digital Dilemma For Doctors

There's good news and bad news about electronic medical records. They're now in most doctors' offices — but most doctors still can't easily share them.
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Colorado Debates Whether IUDs Are Contraception Or Abortion

A Colorado program has allowed more than 30,000 women to get long-term contraception for free, lowering teen birth and abortion rates. Now lawmakers have to decide if it can qualify for state funding.
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Transgender Students Learn To Navigate School Halls

A new poll shows that fewer young people see gender as limited to female and male. Youth Radio reporter Nanette Thompson talks with two students about their experiences at school.
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Arsenic Antidote Hidden In Our Genes

Even at low doses, the potent poison damages organs and causes cancers. Now scientists have found a population high in the Andes Mountains that has adapted to the toxic metal over thousands of years.
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Why Is The VP Of Sierra Leone Running The Country By Laptop?

He quarantined himself because his bodyguard died of Ebola. The virus is still taking a toll, with 81 new cases last week. Maybe it's because people are no longer being careful.
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State Lawmakers Keep Busy While Supreme Court Weighs Obamacare

Bills concerning health care exchanges are pending in at least 16 states. The measures are split pretty evenly between ones that seek to bolster the exchanges and those that would impede or bar them.
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Behavioral Therapy Helps More Than Drugs For Dementia Patients

Non-drug approaches for treating aggression and other symptoms of dementia work better than antipsychotic drugs, a study finds, and are less risky. That includes teaching caregivers how to respond.
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Fertility Clinic Courts Controversy With Treatment That Recharges Eggs

The technique aims to rejuvenate a woman's eggs using mitochondria from cells extracted from her ovaries. A Toronto clinic's first births are due soon, and some doctors are worried about side effects.

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