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What Your Genes Can Tell You About Your Memory

A recent study conducted at the University of Pennsylvania identified key molecules involved in forming long-term memories. Experts discuss how this is the latest in a growing field of research on how our bodies regulate our genes, and how this process affects our memories.
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Botulism Outbreak Tied To Contaminated Prison Hooch

An old baked potato added to a batch of homemade booze at a Utah prison apparently led to the second-largest botulism outbreak in the U.S. since 2006. Eight inmates were sickened, and a year after treatment most still report lingering symptoms.
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D.C. Combines Health Care Exchanges For Individuals, Small Biz

D.C. is considering a move to combine the city's health care exchange for individuals with one for small businesses as part of its efforts to comply with the Affordable Care Act. 

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Maryland Parents Educate Teens On Drunk Driving

Montgomery County parents are working ahead of time to prevent alcohol-related crashes during homecoming season.

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In Haiti, Aid Groups Squabble Over Rival Peanut Butter Factories

Two organizations with a mission to feed the malnourished set up competing factories in Haiti. The problem is, just one factory could probably satisfy the country's demand for the life-saving peanut product.
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Rare Fungal Meningitis Outbreak Spreads To Six States

A steroid drug administered to relieve back pain has been contaminated by the spores of a common leaf mold. Five deaths have been reported so far.
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Maryland, Virginia Medical Facilities Respond To Meningitis Outbreak

Several medical facilities in Maryland and Virginia are contacting hundreds of patients who may have been infected with meningitis.
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Ketamine Relieves Depression By Restoring Brain Connections

A few years ago, scientists discovered that the club drug ketamine worked as a quick and effective treatment for people depression who didn't respond to other treatments. New research goes further in explaining just how it works.

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