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Scientists Get A New Look At Einstein's Brain

What made Einstein a genius? Maybe his weirdly curvy brain had something to do with it. Scientists have recently analyzed photos from the 1950s to try to figure out what made the genius tick.
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LGBT Housing Helps Seniors Stay Connected

Going home for the holidays can be complicated. That's especially true for many in the first generation of openly gay and lesbian seniors, who may have severed family ties years ago. Guest host Celeste Headlee speaks with two senior gay activists about a new Philadelphia apartment complex aimed at providing a home and a community for LGBT seniors.
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With Routine Mammograms, Some Breast Cancers May Be Overtreated

The last three decades have seen a dramatic increase in early-stage, but not late-stage, breast cancers, as mammography has become routine. Some researchers are concerned that women are being treated for cancers that would never turn deadly.
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When Fetuses Yawn In The Womb

Ultrasound often catches fetuses opening their mouths, but whether they're really yawning or not has been up for debate. Now, with some fancy ultrasound techniques, scientists have show that babies do indeed yawn in the womb.
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World AIDS Epidemic Slows, But Fight Stalls In Parts Of Asia

Although new HIV infections have dropped by as much as 50 percent in many African countries, the fight against AIDS seems to be losing its footing in Eastern Europe and parts of Asia. New infections nearly quadrupled in China between 2007 and 2011.
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OB-GYNs Say No Prescription Should Be Needed To Get The Pill

Easier access to oral contraceptives could reduce unintended pregnancies, doctors say. But the Food and Drug Administration would have to allow purchases of the pill without a prescription, and that's not going to happen anytime soon.

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