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Pediatricians Say Don't Lock Up Teenagers For Using Marijuana

Making pot legal for adults means teens will be more likely to use it too, say pediatricians. And while they're concerned about health effects, they say there are better ways to deter usage than jail.
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Guinea's Grand Imam Pulls No Punches In His Ebola Message

Religious leaders must play a role in stopping the outbreak in this West African country, the cleric says. And that will mean changing not only attitudes but funeral practices.
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High Schools Seek A Safer Path Back From Concussion

Returning immediately to demanding physical or mental activities after a concussion can be bad for the brain, neuroscientists agree. But what about after symptoms resolve? How much rest is best?
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DNA Blood Test Gives Women A New Option For Prenatal Screening

A simple blood test can analyze bits of fetal DNA leaked in the mother's bloodstream. It's less risky than invasive alternatives like amniocentesis, but it doesn't tell as much about fetal health.
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Rising Football Star: Prepare For The Worst, Pray For The Best

Football is the most watched sport in America — and increasingly, one of the most controversial. High school football star Nahshon Ellerbe shares what he loves about the game.
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Following Decriminalization, Maryland Bill Would Reduce Fines For Paraphernalia

Maryland joined the nationwide trend towards the decriminalization of marijuana last year, and now one lawmaker

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Ocean City Finalizing Details On Beach Smoking Ban

The Ocean City City Council voted last year on smoking restrictions in the resort town, but firm details on designated smoking details are still being ironed out.

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The Potential Impact Of Big Data On Medicine

Some researchers say big data could change the way medical research is done and the way individual doctors make medical decisions. Others say it raises too many questions when it comes to medicine.
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'How Do You Tell Your Kids That You Got Alzheimer's?'

Writer Greg O'Brien was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer's disease five years ago. He describes what it was like to hear the news — and break it to his family.
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Measles Outbreak Linked To Disneyland Hits Over 70 Cases

A measles outbreak linked to Disneyland in California has now infected over 70 people, many unvaccinated. NPR's Arun Rath talks with science writer Seth Mnookin, author of The Panic Virus.

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