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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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Tracing The Big Meningitis Outbreak Of 2012

One thing 2012 will surely be remembered for is the deadly fungal meningitis outbreak which swept across the country. In total, 39 people died and more than 370 people were sickened after a compounding pharmacy in Massachusetts released tainted drugs. Blake Farmer of member station WPLN reports from Nashville, Tenn., on where the outbreak was first discovered.

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