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Restraint And Seclusion: Discipline Gone Too Far?

At some schools, unruly children are physically restrained or isolated in so-called seclusion rooms. Critics like investigative journalist Bill Lichtenstein say the methods are often abusive and must stop. He wrote about his own daughter's experience in an opinion piece for The New York Times. He talks with host Michel Martin.
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'Addictive' Cigarette Smoking Games On Smartphones Target Kids

Researchers have found dozens of free apps on iPhones and Androids that promote and glamorize smoking. Many of the apps target children and teens by using cartoons, celebrities and games. Health experts say these apps, downloaded by millions of people, violate bans on tobacco advertising.
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Drugs May Help More Americans Keep Hypertension Under Control

A survey by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows progress in the fight against cardiovascular disease, the leading cause of death in the U.S. One reason may be that more people are taking new blood pressure drugs.
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Docs Say Choose Organic Food To Reduce Kids' Exposure To Pesticides

It's important for kids to eat a variety of fruits and vegetables, America's pediatricians say, but there are fewer pesticides and a potentially lower risk of exposure to drug-resistant bacteria in organic produce, if you can afford it.
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HIV Finding Opens New Path For Vaccine Research

Researchers in South Africa tracked how the evolution of the virus in two infected woman shaped the antibodies they produced to fight it. Several months after infection, the researchers saw that the patients had developed more "broadly neutralizing antibodies," which target different versions of the virus.
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Going Beyond The Pink To Talk Breast Cancer

Magazine ads, restaurants, and even football teams go pink in October for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. But beyond the paraphernalia, real women are dealing with the day in, day out struggle of the illness. Host Michel Martin speaks with three women — both current and former breast cancer patients — about their challenges, hopes and advice.

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