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Mosquito Maven Takes Bites For Malaria Research

A scientist in Thailand raises mosquito colonies so she can study a new malaria drug. The insects are quite spoiled — they'll eat only live human blood. So she feeds them "breakfast" each day from her right arm.
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What The Health Law Will Bring In 2013

In October 2013, open enrollment begins, when people can start signing up for their 2014 coverage through the new state-run health exchanges. But most of the changes in 2013 are tax increases and cuts in tax deductions to pay for the 2014 changes.
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Breast Cancer: What We Learned In 2012

The 2012 mammography debate was a continuation of a controversy touched off three years ago when a government task force said women under 50 don't need regular mammograms. And one recent analysis found that regular screenings haven't reduced the rate of advanced breast cancers.
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Parenting, Mental Illness And Bodily Functions: 2012's Most Read

From depression drugs to circumcision to runner's high, here's what kept you clicking this year on Shots.
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Prince George's Schools Struggle To Fill Nurse Positions

Prince George's County Schools are working to hire dozens of nurses to make up for a shortage in the system. Approximately 10 percent of the county's schools don't have a full time nurse on staff.

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Research Moratoriums And Recipes For Superbugs: Bird Flu In 2012

When scientists figured out how to make the deadly H5N1 virus more contagious, a debate ignited about whether to publish the research and do more experiments. Over the past year, scientists published the contentious work, but they still can't agree on the field's future.

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