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Many Hits, Rather Than A Big One, Pose Greatest Concussion Risk

High school football players experienced brain changes long before they had symptoms of concussion. The findings suggest that concussions come from cumulative damage, researchers say.
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Study Tracks Alzheimer's Progression In Mice

Amyloid plaques and tangles of protein in the brain are two of the key signs of the form of dementia known as Alzheimer's disease. In new work reported in the journal PLOS One, researchers tracked the spread of tangles of tau protein from neuron to neuron in the brains of mice. Study co-author Karen Duff of the Columbia University Medical Center discusses the findings.
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Komen Issues Apology In Planned Parenthood Flap

After a national backlash, the Komen for the Cure breast cancer foundation says it will continue its funding to Planned Parenthood. Earlier this week, Komen said it would cut support for affiliates of Planned Parenthood, which performs breast cancer screenings, amid an investigation by GOP lawmakers into Planned Parenthood and its funding of abortion services.
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In Reversal, Komen To Continue Funding Planned Parenthood

Earlier this week, the foundation moved to discontinue funding of breast cancer screening by Planned Parenthood. The change came because of a new Komen policy forbidding forbidding grants to organizations under official investigation. Now that policy has been changed again.
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Contraception Provision Sets Off Firestorm

The Obama administration reaffirmed its position that certain religious institutions have to provide health coverage that offers free contraception. U.S. Catholic bishops are vowing to fight this rule in Congress, in courts, and in churches. Host Michel Martin speaks with Laurie Goodstein of the New York Times.

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