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Montgomery County Installs Healthy Food Vending Machines

Montgomery County officials are taking on small step to try to get county employees to eat healthier: new healthy option vending machines in all county buildings. 

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Social Mobilizers Combat Polio In Pakistan's Slums

Some 34 million children need to be inoculated against polio in Pakistan, if the country is going to be part of a worldwide effort to eradicate the disease. And it has to be done against a pervasive insurgency, religious extremism, a highly mobile population and no shortage of rumors.
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Romney Tries To Soften Birth Control Message

In Tuesday's debate, Mitt Romney accused President Obama of misrepresenting his position on the issue. "Every woman in America should have access to contraceptives," the GOP nominee said. His position is not that surprising given recent polls that show Obama's lead among women shrinking.
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Treatment For Alzheimer's Should Start Years Before Disease Sets In

New research suggests that by the time an Alzheimer's patient is diagnosed, many key neurons are already dead. Neuroscientists say it's possible that several recent trials of drugs for Alzheimer's have failed because the drugs were given after symptoms had already started to appear.
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Contraception, Pell Grants 'In Context' After Debate

We're taking a closer look at two issues that came up during Tuesday's presidential debate — contraceptive coverage and funding for higher education. Robert Siegel talks with Julie Rovner and Claudio Sanchez to put the candidates' comments in context.
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How The Taliban Is Thwarting The War On Polio

Polio is deadly, but so is what's required to stamp it out once and for all in Pakistan: facing down Islamist extremists. The virus thrives in Pakistan's lawless — and largely inaccessible — tribal regions. To stop polio's spread, health workers must be courageous, clever and relentless.

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