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'Cocaine For Snowblindness': What Polar Explorers Packed For First Aid

The list of items that early Antarctic explorers like Sir Ernest Shackleton and Robert F. Scott packed in their medical kits reads like a "witch's grimoire." Along with strange items like fish swim bladders and 'gold-beater's skin" were psycho-active drugs believed to be medically useful.
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Disease Detectives Catch Deadly African Virus Just As It Emerges

So far only three people in the Democratic Republic of Congo are known to have contracted Bas-Congo hemorrhagic fever, two of whom died. But the small number means that scientists may have found an emerging disease very soon after it made its jump from whatever species it came from into humans.
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Health Benefits Of Tea: Milking It Or Not

In many cultures, milk and tea are natural pairs, while in others, not so much. But if you're drinking tea for health, you might want to hold the milk, because there is some evidence it diminishes the benefits.
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Medical Electronics Built To Last Only A Little While

Using silicon, magnesium and a special type of silk, scientists have created electronic circuits that dissolve in liquid. Electronics like these could be useful in future implantable medical devices.
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Healthier School Lunches May Leave Kids Hungry

In school cafeterias across the country, students are seeing big changes on their lunch trays. Responding to the growing childhood obesity epidemic, the USDA approved new rules for the federal school lunch program, the first such changes to student lunches in more than a decade.
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When Doctors Tell Patients They Shouldn't Drive

After Canadian doctors warned patients with medical conditions that could impair driving about the risks, there was a 45 percent drop in the annual rate of accidents for the group. But the patients also were seen more often for depression afterward and were less likely to return for care to the doctors who warned them.
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Cuccinelli Sends Abortion Regulations On To Governor

Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli has passed new rules governing medical clinics that perform abortions on to Gov. Bob McDonnell. 

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