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Triage System Helps Colleges Treat Mentally Ill Students

Over the past decade, colleges and universities across the country have seen an influx of students with mental health needs. Some campus health centers are exploring new systems to help meet the growing demand for services.
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As Norovirus Rages, A Robot Named 'Vomiting Larry' Gets His Closeup

Developed by British researchers, Larry the robot has helped scientists see that a little vomit can go a long way. He vomits on command. And his barf can be tagged with fluorescent dye that makes it easy for scientists to track.
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New Calls To Renew The Violence Against Women Act

Several high profile rape cases have spurred new calls to address violence against women. Efforts to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act.

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FDA Releases Rules To Strengthen Safety Of Food Supply

Two years after a food safety bill became law, the FDA issues a rule to prevent foodborne illness in produce and one to require food manufacturers to have plans in place to prevent contamination. Foodborne illness sickens about 48 million Americans each year.
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Wellness And The Workplace

A healthier lifestyle is a New Year’s resolution for many, and employers are increasingly partners in that goal. We explore how workplaces are supporting wellness, including alternative therapies.

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Bargain Over Fiscal Cliff Brings Changes To Health Care

Health care has been a major focus in recent budget battles. New legislation provides a temporary fix in payments for doctors, but it will be paid for by a decade of cuts to hospitals. And a program for long-term-care insurance won't ever get off the ground.

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