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To Stay Energy Efficient As You Age, Keep On Running

People in their 60s who run for exercise use energy as efficiently as much younger people. That wasn't true for older people who walked instead.

In The Hospital, There's No Such Thing As A Lesbian Knee

People in the LGBT community often have a hard time getting appropriate health care. But the problems aren't unique to them. Doesn't everyone want to have a doctor call them by their preferred name?

The 2 Things That Rarely Happen After A Medical Mistake

When patients are harmed by a medical error, they rarely are told about it or given an apology, according to a study based on ProPublica's Patient Harm Questionnaire.

Why Do We Undervalue Introverts?

In a culture where being social and outgoing are celebrated, it can be difficult to be an introvert. Susan Cain argues introverts bring extraordinary talents to the world, and should be celebrated.

How Can We Find More Time To Be Still?

Pico Iyer says sitting still and reflecting is hard work, but we bring so much more to our experiences and relationships when we make time to think.

Blind From Birth, But Able To Use Sound To 'See' Faces

The area of the brain that recognizes faces can use sound instead of sight. That recent discovery suggests facial recognition is so important to humans that it's part of our most basic wiring.

Moderate Drinker Or Alcoholic? Many Americans Fall In Between

A study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention finds that 1 in 3 adults drinks excessively. That means eight or more drinks per week for women, and 15 or more drinks a week for men.

The Whole World Is Fat! And That Ends Up Costing $2 Trillion A Year

Nearly a third of us are overweight, and some of the worst rates of obesity are in the developing world. All this corpulence takes a huge economic toll.
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Deaths Push Virginia's Attorney General To Create Anti-Heroin Initiative

Holding drug dealers accountable is just one part of the strategy to fight heroin and prescription-drug abuse.


Debate: Should Physician-Assisted Suicide Be Legal?

Several states allow doctors, in certain circumstances, to help terminally ill people end their lives. The emotionally charged issue is at the center of the latest Intelligence Squared U.S. debate.