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One Afghan Girl's Healing Journey To The U.S.

Arefa, 6, suffered a life-threatening wound on her head as well as severe burns when her family's tent in Afghanistan was engulfed in flames from an IED. Doctors treating her at a hospital in Los Angeles say her struggle to stay alive for three years is nothing short of a miracle.
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On The Road To Polio Eradication In Pakistan

Pakistan is one of the last three countries to still have entrenched polio. To eradicate the virus, a group of "social mobilizers" travels to hard-hit slums to help overcome social and physical barriers to vaccination.
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Can Government Bans Tackle Obesity?

New York City's Board of Health approved a controversial and first-of-its-kind soda ban earlier this month. Marion Nestle of New York University and Brian Wansink of Cornell University debate whether government regulations are an effective way to fight the obesity epidemic.
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'Downton Abbey' And The History Of Medical Quackery

In the British TV sensation, a servant's attempt to correct a debilitating limp with a dubious device ends in blood and disappointment. Despite tighter regulation over the years, quack devices remain a threat.
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Diagnosing, Treating And Living With Multiple Sclerosis

As many as one in 500 Americans has multiple sclerosis, a chronic disease that can lead to permanent disabilities: Diagnosing, treating and living with MS.

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Swedes Perform Pioneering Uterine Transplants; Americans Not Far Behind

The Swedish team transplanted uteruses from two women in their 50s to their daughters, and an Indiana group is recruiting women willing to undergo womb transplants in this country. It's the latest frontier in a field launched in 1954 with a successful kidney transplant. But one expert cautions against premature enthusiasm.

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