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The Fine Line Between Grief And Depression

For years, therapists and medical professionals avoided diagnosing major depression in people who have just lost a loved one in what's known as a "bereavement exclusion." But a new proposal for the American Psychiatric Association's diagnostic manual would eliminate that exception.
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Metal Hips Prone To Early Failure

Metal-on-metal hip replacements fail at faster rates than other types of devices, a new study confirms. People should get regular checkups if they've had a hip replacement, doctors say.
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As Cholera Season Bears Down On Haiti, Vaccination Program Stalls

There's enough vaccine to treat the 100,000 Haitians who have signed up for it. But a government mix-up and a local radio station's incendiary report put the project on hold just a few weeks before the earthquake-ravaged nation's rainy season begins.
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Death By Bacon? Study Finds Eating Meat Is Risky

People who consumed about one serving of red meat (beef, pork or lamb) per day had a 13 percent increased risk of death, compared with those who were eating very little meat, a study found.
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Assisted Suicide Advocate Uses Law To End His Life

In the early 1990s, Dr. Peter Goodwin was one of the first physicians to voice support for Oregon's assisted suicide legislation. On Sunday, after being diagnosed with a rare degenerative illness, he used the state's Death with Dignity Act to end his own life.
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Romney Says No Thanks To Medicare

Now that he's 65, Romney is eligible for Medicare. But he does not want the coverage. If he changes his mind and signs up later, he may have to pay a penalty.
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Circumcision May Lower Risk For Prostate Cancer

Researchers found a 15 percent lower risk of prostate cancer among circumcised men than those who hadn't been circumcised. But the study doesn't prove that circumcision would work, though there're some reason to think it might.

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