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Too Little, Too Late For Many New Yorkers Seeking Hospice

Evidence shows hospice care can extend life and save money, but only if patients and doctors dare ask for the help. One New Yorker said hospice gave her back life at peace, pain subdued.
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25 Years Ago, 'Darkness Visible' Broke Ground Detailing Depression

Renee Montagne talks to writer Andrew Solomon, who has chronicled his own battle with depression, about how William Styron's work opened up discussions of mental illness.
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Report: D.C. Taking Steps Forward In Fight Against HIV/AIDS

Just a few years ago, the District had a three percent rate of HIV infection. Since then a lot has improved, according to the D.C. Appleseed Center for Law and Justice.
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India's New Comic Book Hero Fights Rape, Rides On The Back Of A Tiger

Her name is Priya and she is the star of a new graphic novel in India. After she is gang-raped, her family and neighbors shun her — but then a Hindu goddess grants her special powers.
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Teens Now Reach For E-Cigarettes Over Regular Ones

Nearly 9 percent of 8th graders, more than 16 percent of 10th graders and more than 17 percent of high school seniors have used the devices in the past month, the survey found.
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Abuse Of Synthetic Drugs Declines Across U.S.

Use of synthetic drugs, like bath salts, by young people continues to decline across the nation, according to a study by the University of Michigan.
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When You Burn Off That Fat, Where Does It Go?

Lipid metabolism may not sound sexy, but it's how you fit into that smaller pair of jeans. And when the fat says farewell, it has to go somewhere. Only some of it winds up in New Jersey.
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A Game Of Ludo Helps Liberians Catch A Break From Ebola

The fast-paced board game — it's a lot like Parcheesi — offers a way to escape the stress of life in the Ebola zone.
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Scientists Debate If It's OK To Make Viruses More Dangerous In The Lab

Researchers are struggling with how to balance the benefits and risks of genetic experiments that can give viruses new talents for causing infections.
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Scientists Report Headway In Hunt For Dengue Vaccine

Dengue sickens millions of people each year, and there's no cure. Now scientists have found powerful antibodies that stop the virus. Their discovery offers a road map to develop a simple vaccine.

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