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Advice for Diet Soda Lovers: Skip The Chips

What diet soda drinkers eat may matter more than what they sip when it comes to long-term health effects, according to new research. This may help explain why some people gain weight when drinking lots of diet soda.
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Surrogacy Experts Help Navigate Murky Legal Waters

When surrogacy works, it's like a miracle; but when it goes wrong, it goes terribly wrong. A growing number of lawyers are making careers of helping parents- and surrogates-to-be avoid legal nightmares like surrogate mothers changing their minds and districts that have criminalized the practice.
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TEDMED Thursday: Sex, 'Poo Tea' And ALS

An evacuation of the Kennedy Center first thing Thursday couldn't stop TEDMED. The big thinkers at the meeting heard about research to make better proteins in a hurry. And later there was an argument ini favor of allowing patients with terminal illnesses to take more risks with experimental treatments.
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Marilu Henner on Life with Highly Superior Autobiographical Memory

Actress Marilu Henner is one of the rare documented cases of Highly Superior Autobiographical Memory in the world. It's an ability that allows her to vividly recall every detail of every day of her life since childhood. Henner is a...

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Kids Will Have To Cut Serious Calories To Halt Obesity Trend

Children and teens are going to have to cut calories or get a lot more exercise to stop the obesity trend, new research says.
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Bat On A Plane Triggers Rabies Hunt

A bat got loose in the cabin of a Delta flight bound for Atlanta from Wisconsin last summer. After the plane returned to the airport, the bat escaped. Public health workers scrambled to find the passengers and make sure they hadn't been exposed to rabies.
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Vaccination Against Cholera Finally Begins In Haiti

Today, 50,000 people living in the slums of Port-au-Prince will start to get immunized against the disease. This weekend, another 50,000 villagers in the low rice-growing areas of the Artibonite River valley will get their first doses of an oral cholera vaccine. All told, though, the immunization will cover only 1 percent of the Haitian population.

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