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Comic Pursues Vision While Losing His Sight (Originally broadcast Dec. 9, 2011)

Justin Purvis is pursuing his dreams of comedy and acting even as he loses his eyesight.

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FDA Launches Voluntary Plan to Reduce Use of Antibiotics In Animals

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration says it will collaborate with the livestock industry to reduce the use of antibiotics in animal feed. But activists say a voluntary approach won't go nearly far enough to protect human health.
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Ark. Judge Socks Johnson & Johnson With $1.1 Billion Penalty

An Arkansas judge's penalty is just the latest legal setback related to the company's marketing of Risperdal, an antipsychotic drug. Among the drug's possible side effects are weight gain and increased risk for diabetes.
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Drive On Tax Day At Your Own Risk

Fatal car crashes rise about 6 percent on the deadline for filing federal taxes. That's April 17 this year, if you're making travel plans.
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Time For A 'Bug Mac'? The Dutch Aim To Make Insects More Palatable

Dutch scientists are trying to make insects a less exotic and cheaper food source. And one Dutch restaurant, Specktakel, is already embracing the trend by featuring a menu buzzing with entomological eats.
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To Some Hindus, Modern Yoga Has Lost Its Way

Millions of Americans practice some form of yoga. But some Hindus say yoga in the U.S. has strayed too far from its spiritual roots. One Hindu group has even launched a "Take Back Yoga" campaign.

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