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4 Million Bumbo Baby Seats Recalled

After more than 50 reports of children sustaining head injuries from falls, the South African maker of molded foam Bumbo seats is recalling them. The company has a fix to help keep babies from falling out.
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Daily Dose Of Dark Chocolate May Help Lower Blood Pressure

A little chocolate may lower your blood pressure, scientists say, but don't throw out the medicines just yet. The new study is the latest in a string of signs that some of the properties in chocolate might be good for you.
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Fukushima Nuclear Disaster Exposed Nearby City To Little Radiation

A study found that a third of the residents of Minamisoma had detectable levels of radiation. But another study said plant workers are at risk of psychological distress.
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Pest Populations Boom In Record Heat

This summer has been the hottest on record, but as unpleasant as the sweaty days have been, the resulting explosion in mosquito population will be an even itchier problem to deal with.

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Family's Fight Against Bipolar Disorder Leads To Shock Therapy Success

A psychiatrist's use of electroconvulsive therapy came as a huge surprise to a mother whose daughter was bipolar. "I honestly did not know people still did ECT, or if they did, it was not to people like my daughter," she says.
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Living With Migraine And The Search For New Treatments

As scientists learn more about the cause of migraines, doctors and patients have their sights on better medication. Living with migraines and the search for new treatments.

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'Perfect Chaos': Mom And Daughter's Bipolar Battle

Cinda Johnson is an expert in youth disabilities and emotional disorders. But she never suspected her teen daughter Linea would have bipolar disorder. Linea's life took a downturn when she began feeling depressed and even suicidal. Linea and Cinda chronicle their story in the new memoir Perfect Chaos. They speak with guest host Jacki Lyden.

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