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Though Not A Death Sentence, HIV/AIDS Still Holds A Powerful Stigma

Three decades after it emerged, people with the virus are able to live long, fulfilling lives. Still, some say those who are diagnosed now suffer more public shame than that first generation ever did.
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For Cancer-Detecting Canines, The Nose Knows

A British hospital will soon launch a clinical trial using dogs to detect prostate cancer. With their powerful noses, the dogs can sniff out cancer in as little as one-fifth of a teaspoon of urine.
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When Rehab Might Help An Addict — But Insurance Won't Cover It

Federal law requires insurance firms to cover treatment for addiction as they do treatment for other diseases. But some families say many drug users aren't getting the inpatient care they need.
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During Segregation, A Mountain Oasis Gave Black Families A Summer Escape

Lincoln Hills was the only mountain resort west of the Mississippi where African-Americans could buy land or rent cabins. It was founded in the mid-1920s, when the Ku Klux Klan ruled Colorado.
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Adopting A Buddhist Ritual To Mourn Miscarriage, Abortion

More Americans are using mizuko kuyo to grieve the loss of a child, whether it be from a miscarriage or an abortion. Those who participate say it helps them learn to balance love and loss.

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Fact Check: Was Planned Parenthood Started To 'Control' The Black Population?

"I know who Margaret Sanger is, and I know that she believed in eugenics, and that she was not particularly enamored with black people," candidate Ben Carson said of the organization's founder.
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Laws Prohibiting Bush Meat Are Actually A Boon For The Bush Meat Biz

That's what researchers in Equatorial Guinea have found. Endangered animals are at risk. So are humans, from diseases the animals could harbor. So how do you stop the bush meat trade?
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At Clinton Event, An Emotional Conversation On Substance Use

In New Hampshire this week, Hillary Clinton veered from the stump speech for a somber discussion on substance abuse. Nearly everyone in the room had been affected by drugs.
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Engineers Make Narcotics With Yeast. Is Home-Brewed Heroin Next?

The yeast produce only tiny amounts of the drug. But eventually, the technology could lead to better painkillers and other medicines. Drug officials worry the microbes could fall into the wrong hands.
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Katrina's Emotional Legacy Includes Pain, Grief And Resilience

Ten years after the storm some residents have found healing — in the arts, family and new opportunities. Others suffer lingering grief and other difficulties they trace to Katrina.

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