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Addicts' Brains May Be Wired At Birth For Less Self-Control

A study of cocaine addicts finds that they have abnormalities in areas of the brain involved in self-control. And these abnormalities appear to predate any drug abuse.
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As Komen Defends Itself, Planned Parenthood Rakes In Substitute Funds

A top official reportedly quits to protest the decision of the breast-cancer charity Susan G. Komen for the Cure to yank funding from Planned Parenthood. The women's health organization says it's already collected most of the $680,000 it lost.
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Researchers Say Malaria Deaths Are Twice The Official Count

If the new numbers are right, it means there's little chance that malaria deaths can be cut to near-zero by 2015, just three years from now. That was the goal set last year by the World Health Organization.
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Billboards Slather On The Guilt With Anti-Cheese Campaign

A sensational new billboard in Albany, N.Y., wants to scare people away from cheese. Its creator, a physician turned health activist, says Americans should abandon cheese altogether to prevent obesity.
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Cancer Foundation Reacts To Backlash

The fallout continued today from the divorce between women's health groups Planned Parenthood and Susan G. Komen for the Cure foundation. The breast cancer charity announced earlier this week it would stop funding breast screening programs at affiliates of the even huger reproductive health organization.
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Computerized Tests For Concussions May Be Unreliable

Computerized testing of athletes for concussion isn't a reliable gauge of their brain health or fitness to return to play, according to new research. The computerized tests are used in the NFL and NHL, and in many colleges and high schools.

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