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Preparing For The Looming Dementia Crisis

According to the World Health Organization, about 36 million people worldwide currently suffer from some degree of dementia, including Alzheimer's disease. Experts predict the number is set to double by 2030. Most families and health care systems are largely unprepared.
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SARS-Like Virus Resurfaces And Infects A Family In Saudi Arabia

A few months ago health workers discovered a new variety of coronavirus that killed one man and hospitalized another. Now the virus has infected four more people in the Middle East. How they got sick is a question scientists would like to answer.
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More Women Choose Double Mastectomy, But Study Says Many Don't Need It

More than three-quarters of women who opt for double mastectomies are not getting any benefit because their risk of cancer developing in the healthy breast is no greater than in women without cancer.
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Cases Of TB, Other Rare Diseases Rise In Montgomery County

Montgomery County is seeing a disturbing rise in cases of tuberculosis, among other rare diseases, and health officials say prevention is difficult in these cases because they often originate in the county's large immigrant population. 

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AIDS Activists Stage Naked Demonstration In Boehner's Office

Several naked protesters staged a demonstration in House Speaker John Boehner's personal office yesterday, urging the lawmaker to work to avoid potential budget cuts to support programs for those with HIV and AIDS.

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HIV Infections Rise Among Young Black Men In U.S.

The number of new HIV infections in the U.S. is relatively stable at about 50,000 people a year. But HIV is on the rise in people under 25, federal data show. The upswing is driven largely by infections among young black men.
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Horseradish Tea And Other Global Cold Cures

With the arrival of cold season come the suggestions of remedies from those around us. NPR's Melissa Block talks with foodies about the foods they use to ease cold symptoms.

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