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Shortage Of Brain Tissue Sets Autism Research Back

Autism researchers are studying post-mortem brain tissue from people with the disorder to understand how it changes the brain. The greatest demand is for tissue from children. But it's especially hard to get.
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Home Care Aides Await Decision On New Labor Rules

The industry has changed rapidly, but amendments exempting the workers from minimum wage and overtime pay have not. The Obama administration has yet to formally approve new rules, though the president has come out in favor of them.
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Research Shows Placebos May Have Place In Everyday Treatments

The placebo effect, in which patients perceive an effect from a fake drug, is even stronger than once believed. Host Laura Sullivan talks to Ted Kaptchuk, professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School, about his research on how sham treatments affect the way we feel.
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Got A Superbug? Bring In The Robots

Johns Hopkins Hospital is using disinfecting robots to kill dangerous drug-resistant bacteria in its hospital rooms. Since it began using the machines, the hospital has seen the number of untreatable infections fall by a stunning 64 percent.
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Voucher Helps Virginia Families Care For Members With Disabilities

Virginia families caring for loved ones with disabilities may now be eligible for some reimbursement — if they hire respite care.

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