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Medical Electronics Built To Last Only A Little While

Using silicon, magnesium and a special type of silk, scientists have created electronic circuits that dissolve in liquid. Electronics like these could be useful in future implantable medical devices.
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Healthier School Lunches May Leave Kids Hungry

In school cafeterias across the country, students are seeing big changes on their lunch trays. Responding to the growing childhood obesity epidemic, the USDA approved new rules for the federal school lunch program, the first such changes to student lunches in more than a decade.
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When Doctors Tell Patients They Shouldn't Drive

After Canadian doctors warned patients with medical conditions that could impair driving about the risks, there was a 45 percent drop in the annual rate of accidents for the group. But the patients also were seen more often for depression afterward and were less likely to return for care to the doctors who warned them.
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Cuccinelli Sends Abortion Regulations On To Governor

Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli has passed new rules governing medical clinics that perform abortions on to Gov. Bob McDonnell. 

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'America's Failure: To Treat And Prevent Cancer'

Oncologist Siddhartha Mukherjee has written an article in Newsweek about what he calls America's current failure to treat and prevent cancer — and a failure to make funding cancer research a priority. Dr. Mukherjee tells David Greene there is a lag in designing cancer drugs as well as funding cancer research in the U.S.
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New Anti-Obesity Ads Blaming Overweight Parents Spark Criticism

Critics say the ads, created by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota, are condescending and could have a negative effect on people who are overweight. But the company stands by the ads, saying the obesity problem is so big, they needed to take dramatic action.

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