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Prone To Failure, Some All-Metal Hip Implants Need To Be Removed Early

Shavings of metal can flake off of the artificial joints and cause serious pain and medical problems in the hip. About a half-million Americans have this type of implant, and though most patients won't have a problem, one doctor called the failure rate "unacceptably high."
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Virginia Could Miss Deadline For Health Care Exchanges

Under the new rules for Obama's Affordable Health Care Act, all states will be required to operate health-care exchanges, but Virginia may miss the deadline.
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Virginia Passes Bill For Convenient Chemo Treatment

The Virginia House and Senate passed a bill allowing for a more convenient form of chemotherapy treatment for cancer patients.
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Drunk On Biology For St. Patrick's Day

This drinking song celebrates the biochemistry of getting drunk, the hangover that ensues, and the microorganism behind it all.
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Supreme Court Will Release Same-Day Audio Of Health Care Arguments

The court said it is making the same-day audio available because of the "extraordinary public interest" in the health care cases. The legal challenges to the Obama overhaul law are to be argued for six hours over a three-day period at the end of March.
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When Fruit Flies Strike Out, They Like To Booze It Up

Researchers made a bunch of male fruit flies into boozehounds by pushing them on females unreceptive to their advances. The experiments showed that a brain chemical, very much like one in humans, played a key role in determining their behavior.
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Chances Are 'Pink Slime' Is In Grocery Store Beef, Too

An estimated 70 percent of the ground beef supply contains these lean bits of meat derived from muscle and connective tissue. The industry calls the trimmings Lean Finely Textured Beef.

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