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Spring Break Alert: 'Black' Henna Tattoos May Not Be Safe

Henna tattoos have become a popular beach souvenir and tween fashion accessory. But some are made not with the henna plant, but with a chemical that can cause a painful allergic reaction, the Food and Drug Administration warns.
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In Teen AIDS Activist's Hometown, Old Tensions Remain

Kokomo, Ind., was deeply split in the 1980s by teenager Ryan White's AIDS diagnosis and a battle over his right to attend school. An oral history project finds that the topic still hits a raw nerve in the community more than 25 years later.
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Gates Foundation Says It's Time For A Snazzier Condom

Condoms have evolved little since latex ones were first manufactured in the 1920s. Bill Gates is hoping to change that. His foundation is giving $100,000 to anyone who can come up with a condom that men or women actually want to wear.
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Amid Syria's Crisis, Mental Health Care For Refugees

There are now more than one million Syrians seeking refuge in camps and towns in neighboring Lebanon, Jordan and Turkey. Many arrive without access to basic amenities, such as adequate shelter and clean water. Over two years of conflict has also left them with the mental scars of war.
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Maryland House Passes Medical Marijuana Measure

A measure that would create a commission to oversee a medical marijuana program in Maryland has passed the state House of Delegates.

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Help For Families Of Wounded Veterans

When a veteran with post-traumatic stress disorder or traumatic brain injury comes home, the whole family is affected: Helping families cope with wounded veterans.

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The Role Of Nurse Practitioners

Nurse practitioners in a number of states are pressing lawmakers to let them practice without doctor supervision. Critics cite the risk of a lower standard of care. Debate over expanding the authority of nurse practitioners.

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How An Unlikely Drug Helps Some Children Consumed By Fear

When abiding fear takes over some kids' lives, they respond with anger and aggression that's not premeditated. One psychiatrist says he's finding profound relief for a particular subgroup of these children in experimental research with the anesthesia drug ketamine.

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