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Trying To Get The World Unhooked From Hookworm

The worm infects 740 million people and causes anemia and loss of protein. A vaccine is in the works. And some brave souls are testing it out by ... getting infected with hookworm.
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Female Genital Mutilation Is A U.S. Problem, Too

A new report says an estimated half a million American girls are at risk. The U.S. and other developed countries can learn from efforts in Africa to eliminate the practice.
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2 Gene Studies Suggest First Migrants To Americas A Complex Mix

Scientists assume a wave of people from what's now Siberia crossed into North America via Alaska, maybe 23,000 years ago. Genetics support that, but may also suggest another wave from Australasia.
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With Pap Tests Less Common, Women May Miss Out On STD Tests

Chlamydia is the most common sexually transmitted disease. Now that Pap tests for cervical cancer are needed less often, young women may not be getting the recommended annual test for chlamydia.
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A 3-D Food Lab And Restaurant Wants To Turn Yuck Into Yum

A group of top chefs, food scientists and tech geeks have set up a lab in Belgium to master 3-D food printing. Their goal: to create nutritionally enhanced foods that appeal to the pickiest palates.
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IRS: 7.5 Million Americans Paid Penalty For Lack Of Health Coverage

Americans paid an average penalty of $200 for not having health insurance in 2014, the first year most Americans were required to have coverage under the Affordable Care Act.
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How Sporty Is Your Sport?

How beneficial are some of the sports that we play? We follow the average American woman to see how many calories she burns while breaking a sweat.
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Expanding, Not Shrinking, Saves A Small Rural Hospital

As least 55 hospitals across the rural U.S. have closed since 2010. But northern Missouri's Putnam County Memorial finds that adding high-quality specialty services lures patients and revenue.
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More Health Plan Choices At Work: What's The Catch?

An Obamacare tax that starts in 2018 may prompt more employers to establish private health insurance exchanges. They'll give their workers cash to choose from a greater variety of plans.
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What Not To Do In The NICU

Babies in the neonatal intensive care unit often get multiple tests and treatments a day. Not all of them help, and some can hurt. Neonatologists have picked the five least likely to do good.

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