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Seniors In Medicare 'Doughnut Hole' More Likely To Stop Heart Drugs

Falling into the "doughnut hole" of Medicare drug coverage led people to stop taking medicines for heart conditions more often than to search for cheaper alternatives, an analysis finds. The discontinuations didn't appear to affect health, but the researchers cautioned their study was relatively short.
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Carrying 'Dreams': Why Women Become Surrogates

Most surrogates are paid thousands of dollars to bear a child for someone else, but many say that's not the main motivation. Women who are eager to get pregnant on behalf of others are inspired, among other things, by family history and a love of pregnancy.
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Gifting Birth: A Woman Helps Build Other Families

Charity Lovas has given birth to eight children, yet only three of those children are her own. "If money drives you, you are looking at the wrong career," the surrogate mother says.
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Benefits Of Tech Transfer Outweigh Costs For Virginia Universities

Despite criticism that schools with Tech Transfer programs are chasing big paydays that will never come, officials at Virginia universities say the other benefits of fostering innovation still outweigh the costs.

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Not-So-Bitter Pill: Fairfax Offers Prescription Disposal

Don't hold on to or flush those old prescriptions in your medicine cabinet -- Fairfax County has instituted 'Operation Medicine Cabinet Cleanout' this week to dispose of old drugs properly.

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The Race To Create The Best Antiviral Drugs

Researchers want to create a widely effective drug that targets viruses much in the same way that penicillin kills a wide range of bacteria. Science writer Carl Zimmer profiles the scientists who are developing these antiviral drugs, and the technology behind it, in his latest piece for Wired magazine.

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