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'Parentology': Bribes, Behavior And The Science Of Raising Kids

Irreverent dad and sociologist Dalton Conley says parenting books take the wrong approach. He wants to teach parents to make sense of available research in order to apply it to their own kids.
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Don't Birth That Baby In A Tub, Doctors Say, But Midwives Disagree

Women can give birth in water at a growing number of hospitals, but the nation's pediatricians and obstetricians say there's not enough proof that it's safe. Midwives say it's safe for many women.
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Remember Fat-Free Mania? Take Our Survey

Fat-free products exploded onto the market in the 1990s. Did they change how you eat? We want to know. Tell us how the era influenced your eating habits and share your views on low-fat diets.
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Insurance Chief Suggests Adding A New, Lower Level Of Health Plan

Representing U.S. health insurance companies, Karen Ignagni says she would add a "lower tier" to the Affordable Care Act options. That could entice healthier people to join the law's new risk pools.
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OK To Vape In The Office? Cities, Feds and Firms Still Deciding

As e-cigarettes become popular, bosses and others continue to mull over the pros and cons of letting workers vape on the job. Are e-cigs a polluting gateway to tobacco, or do they help smokers quit?
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Were Hundreds Of Innocent Children Lost?

A Miami Herald report suggests that almost 500 Florida children died of abuse and neglect, after authorities failed to protect them. Writer Audra Burch talks about the findings.
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Saturated Fat Is Back!

Americans have long been told to stay away from foods high in saturated fats. But new research suggests they might not be as bad for you as once thought.
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Teenage Drinkers Go For High-End Liquor And Cheap Beer, Too

Liquor companies have gotten a lot of heat for marketing sweet, fruity drinks that appeal to underage drinkers. But teens also favor premium vodka and whiskey. Cost isn't always driving choice.
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Why Cholera Persists In Haiti Despite An Abundance Of Aid

The deadly bacteria continue to sicken and kill people in Haiti. And the epidemic won't stop until the country provides basic sanitation. Many Haitians still don't even have latrines.
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Never Mind Eyesight, Your Nose Knows Much More

The human nose may be able to distinguish more than a trillion different odors and fragrances, research hints. If true, our noses are much more discerning with smells than our eyes are with color.

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