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Some Kids Bounce Straight To The Emergency Room

The wildly popular mosh pits for the school-age set have become a common source of injuries that send kids to the hospital. Doctors call for safer designs for inflatable bouncers and better guidelines for their use.
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Give And Take: How The Rule Of Reciprocation Binds Us

Scientists say that whether tipping waiters or trading Christmas cards, we're programmed to reciprocate when we receive a gift. But the rule of reciprocity can also complicate politics and medicine.
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Virginia Restricts Out-Of-State Deer Kills, Citing Disease

Concerns about chronic wasting disease have forced Virginia to restrict how much deer that hunters can bring back into the commonwealth from areas like Pennsylvania.

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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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