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Analyzing The Language Of Suicide Notes To Help Save Lives

About a third of people who attempt suicide leave a note. John Pestian and others at Cincinnati Children's Hospital are merging psychology and computer analysis to see if such notes can help diagnose suicidal tendencies in the living.
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Treadmill Desks And The Benefits Of 'Walking Alive'

New Yorker staff writer Susan Orlean has spent years trying to find the right desk chair. She considered a pricy museum-worthy chair, a kneeling chair and a yoga ball before ditching the seat altogether for a treadmill desk — and discovering the health benefits of moving at work.
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Scientists Clone Human Embryos To Make Stem Cells

The achievement is a long-sought step toward harnessing the potential power of such cells to treat diseases. But the discovery raises ethical concerns because it brings researchers closer to cloning humans.
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Breast Cancer, Risk And Women's Imperfect Choices

When Angelina Jolie went public about her preventive mastectomy, women who have struggled with the same tough choices spoke out about the dilemmas of medical choice.
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Angelina Jolie's Mastectomy Decision And Weighing Cancer Risks

Writer and breast cancer survivor Peggy Orenstein talks with David Greene about actress Angelina Jolie's decision to have a double mastectomy to reduce her risk of breast cancer. The cancer risk for most women is much lower than Jolie's.
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New Research On Stroke Rehabilitation And Recovery

Every year, strokes disable more than 650,000 people. Guest host Susan Page discusses new research on stroke rehabilitation and recovery.

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