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Port-Au-Prince: A City Of Millions, With No Sewer System

Cholera was introduced into Haiti 18 months ago. So far, more than a half-million people have gotten sick and 7,000 have died. Public health authorities say the disease will linger for a long time because Haiti has the worst sanitation in the Western Hemisphere.
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Facing Death: Choosing Quality of Life Over Aggressive Treatment

Many patients choose to fight a terminal illness with every available option: One woman's story of why she is rejecting aggressive medical treatment in favor of palliative care.

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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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