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Study Suggests Link Between BPA And Social Habits In Mice

Researchers at the University of Virginia studied the impacts of the chemical bisphenol-A on the behavior of lab mice, and found that some social effects lasted beyond one generation.


Can We Learn To Forget Our Memories?

Our capacity to forget is as important, and certainly as interesting, as our ability to remember. But can we train ourselves to suppress certain memories, or the meaning we attach to life events?

Obama Campaigns For Veterans' Mental Health

Speaking at Fort Bliss in Texas on Friday, the president said he is ordering additional help for those with invisible battle scars. He's signed an executive order directing the Veterans Administration to hire 1,600 new mental health professionals and to expand the capacity of its crisis line.

Urbanization Puts Farms In Africa's Cities At Risk

As many as 40 percent of urban families in sub-Saharan Africa farm in household or commercial gardens. A survey from the United Nations finds that these urban farms, which feed millions of people each year, are in jeopardy if they're not protected during Africa's growth spurt.

Thalidomide Maker Apologizes After More Than 50 Years

More than a half-century after a German drugmaker took thalidomide off the market because of birth defects, the company said it was sorry. The occasion was the dedication of a memorial to the victims near the company's headquarters. The sculpture features a girl with malformed feet and no arms.
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New CDC Recommendations For Hepatitis C

Baby boomers make up 75 percent of hepatitis C cases in the U.S., but many don’t know they have the potentially deadly virus. How to better identify and treat hep C.


Tax Breaks For Organ Donors Aren't Boosting Transplant Supply

The tax incentives are intended to defray the organ donor's cost in medical care, travel and lost wages. By federal statute, it's illegal to pay someone for the organ itself. But the modest breaks available in some states haven't made a dent.