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Entrepreneurs Buzzing Over Medical Marijuana In Florida

Polls show that Sunshine State voters are likely to approve a measure legalizing medical marijuana in November. Businesses are already flocking to the state, eager to set up shop.
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Microwave Helmet Could Diagnose Strokes As Patients Ride To Hospital

Strokes come in two varieties, and drugs that treat one type can be deadly for the other. An experimental device could help get the right treatment to patients while they're still in ambulances.
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Power To The Health Data Geeks

There's a gold rush on in health information technology. Entrepreneurs and venture capitalists are betting on companies that aim to help consumers, insurers and providers save money.
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Father Devises A 'Bionic Pancreas' To Help Son With Diabetes

Insulin monitors and pumps are getting better, but a person with diabetes will tell you they're far from ideal. Potential solutions include one that delivers two hormones to control blood sugar.
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In London, An Underground Home For The World's Mosquitoes

The location is a cavern beneath the streets of London, but it looks like a horror movie set in the tropics. Mosquitoes from all over the world live here in the interest of science.
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When Cop Calls Involve The Mentally Ill, Training Is Key

Increasingly, law enforcement has become the first line of contact for people with serious mental illness in crisis. Approximately 10 percent of police calls involve someone who is mentally ill, and how officers handle these calls can make the difference between life and death. Michael Woody, retired police officer and president of CIT International, talks with NPR's Arun Rath about what he has learned about how to best handle those situations.
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Cancer When You're Young Isn't Always 'The Fault In Our Stars'

We asked teenagers and young adults if the movie gets close to the reality of living through cancer. They said the loneliness, yes. The Hollywood hair, not so much.
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6 Questions About Contraception Coverage And The Supreme Court

The court is expected to render a decision that will determine the implementation of the Affordable Care Act's guarantee that no-cost prescription contraception be part of most health insurance plans.
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Exercise And Protein May Help Good Gut Bacteria Get Their Groove On

A new study of athletes suggests exercise may help support a rich, diverse mix of bacteria in the gut. But scientists say the athletes' high-protein diet may also be supporting the community.
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Brain Injuries Rose In Cities After Bike-Sharing Rolled Out

When you rent a bike, you usually have to bring your own helmet or go without one. If you ride with your hair flapping in the breeze, your risk for a brain injury goes up.

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