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Scammers Find Fertile Ground In Health Law

Law enforcement agencies are reporting an increase in health insurance scams across the country. Many of the scammers seem to be preying on the public's confusion over the massive changes taking place in the nation's health care system.
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Patenting Your DNA

Last week, the Supreme Court heard a case -- Association for Molecular Pathology v. Myriad Genetics, Inc. -- with questions about the legality of patenting human DNA at its center. We explore the implications of this 21st century case for doctors and patients.

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Oliver Sacks: Hallucinations

In his latest book Hallucinations, neurologist Oliver Sacks collects stories of individuals who can see, hear and smell things that aren't really there--such as strange voices, or collages of unrecognizable faces--and explores the disorders and drugs that can produce such illusions.
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What David Lynch And Tylenol Can Tell You About The Brain

Tylenol may relieve more than physical pain; it may dull existential aches, too. Researchers say their work is consistent with a growing body of research that suggests the brain processes physical and emotional pain in similar ways.
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Frozen Food Gets Ready For Its Image Upgrade

The frozen food industry wants you to know that even though its food isn't "fresh," it's still good. And they're paying big bucks to convince you.
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With Bird Flu, 'Right Now, Anything Is Possible'

An international team of disease detectives are in China to investigate an outbreak of a new strain of bird flu, H7N9. The biggest puzzle right now is where these infections are coming from, as testing poultry has turned up very few infected birds.

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