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Report Urges Food Stamp Program To Clarify Purchases, Corporate Profits

While Congress debates food stamp cuts, the government should disclose where the program's costs are going and how much retailers and banks are profiting, says a new consumer watchdog report, Food Stamps: Follow The Money.
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U.S. Olympic Team Sprints Ahead With Electronic Health Records

Transporting reams of athletes' medical information has become a major burden for the U.S. Olympic Committee. So the committee has decided to transition from paper to electronic records to track the complex medical care of Olympians.
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Docs, Nurses Stay Alert On Overnight Shift In Children's Cardiac Unit

We go on late-night rounds with the doctors and nurses in the cardiac unit at Children's National Medical Center.

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Scientists Tackle The Geography Of Nature Vs. Nurture In Maps Of U.K.

Genes and the environment both shape health and development. But their effects are not always equal. Researchers in the U.K. say they've mapped hotspots where nature has a stronger influence, and others where nurture dominates.
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Surgery Restores Sexual Function In Women With Genital Mutilation

French researchers report in a new paper that a reconstructive surgery they used to try to repair the genitalia of women circumcised at a young age has helped many of them experience sexual pleasure one year after the surgery.
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Finally, A Map Of All The Microbes On Your Body

The human body contains about 100 trillion cells, but only maybe one in 10 of those cells is actually human. The rest are from bacteria, viruses and other microorganisms. Now, scientists have unveiled the first survey the "human microbiome," which includes 10,000 species and more than 8 million genes.

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