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Online Psychotherapy Gains Fans And Raises Privacy Concerns

Video chatting with a therapist is convenient, people who have tried it say. Research suggests online therapy can be effective, but issues with the quality of the service and privacy remain unsolved.
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Preschoolers Outsmart College Students In Figuring Out Gadgets

When researchers asked young children to figure out an experiment using cause and effect, they did a much better job than young adults. That may be because their thinking is more flexible and fluid.
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D.C. Council Weighs Ban On Conversion Therapy For Minors

A prohibition on the controversial practice of "conversion therapy," aimed at changing someone's sexual orientation, for those under the age of 18 has been proposed in the District.

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Her Baby Is At Risk; Lauren's Story

They were having a baby. Both she and her husband carry a gene that might cause problems, "might" being a 25 percent chance. Is that high? Low? What to do? Here's the story, nicely drawn, deeply felt.
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Older Moms Take Heart: You May Be More Likely To Live Longer

There's mounting evidence that women who have children later in life are also more likely to make it to 95 or 100. But delaying childbearing just to live longer is not a good idea.
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Federal Panel Backs FluMist For Kids, But The Shot Isn't Dead Yet

The live vaccine nose spray protects children better, a federal panel says, but pediatricians aren't sold. They say it's too risky for the many children with asthma or compromised immunity.
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When Heat Stroke Strikes, Cool First, Transport Later

To stop deaths from heat stroke, specialists say athletes and the rest of us should ease into a new sport, drink extra fluid, and — most importantly — get cool fast when body temperature spikes.
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A Doctor Tries To Save A 9-Year-Old Stricken With Ebola

The child was brought to a treatment center in the back of a pickup truck with his dying mother. Doctors knew his condition was dire. But they thought that maybe they could save him.
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Black Men Can Be Emotional Eaters, Too

Kaleb Hill says trauma in his life led him to eat his way to 360 pounds. He tells host Michel Martin about overcoming his mental health struggles, and the importance of asking for help.
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UVA Medical Center Hopes Simulation Lab Will Help Prevent Medical Errors

Modern medicine can be complicated, relying on high-tech procedures and multiple medications, so it's no surprise that mistakes occur. To confront that problem, the University of Virginia Medical Center has launched a pilot program to build team work and improve patient safety.

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