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Peeping Toms' Voyeurism Scars Victims' Psyches

In 2001, Debra Gwartney's daughter saw a man taking photos outside her window. Gwartney talks about the lasting scars of that event, songwriter Nikki Lynette shares the open letter she wrote to her peeping tom, and clinical social worker David Prescott explains what motivates these individuals.

When Flu Hits, Kids With Neurological Problems Are Vulnerable

A high proportion of deaths in children during the swine flu pandemic occurred in kids who had neurologic diseases, such as cerebral palsy and epilepsy, or developmental disorders. Those conditions can affect breathing, swallowing and coughing.

Boomer Women Prove They Can Dine Out And Still Lose Weight

Women who add more servings of fruit and veggies a day lost more weight even if they dined out two or three times a week, according to a new study in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

Why Does Pregnancy Last 9 Months?

If human newborns came out as fully developed as chimp babies, human pregnancy would have to last at least twice as long. In a new theory, researchers argue that how much energy mothers can spare is the key factor in how long pregnancy lasts.

Home Away From Home In Bismarck, N.D.

Tracy's Sanctuary House in Bismarck provides lodging for families of patients being treated in a nearby hospital.
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Virginia Nursing Colleges Object To Online Degree Agreement

Virginia nursing leaders are objecting to a plan by Gov. Bob McDonnell that would offer affordable nursing degrees in part by sending tuition dollars to online schools out of the state.


An Unloved Subject During Doctor Visits: Men's Sexual Health

A national study found less than half of young men had received any sexual or reproductive health services in the previous year. Of those, the most commonly reported service was a testicular exam.