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The 'Facebook Effect' On Organ Donation

Between May 1 and the middle of September, around 275,000 Facebook users posted their donor status on the site. Now the social network has rolled out the feature in Canada and Mexico to spur donations.
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As Scientists Question New Rat Study, GMO Debate Rages On

Scientists question the methods and results of a new study showing harm to rats fed a diet of GMO corn and herbicide. But the debate is far from settled as interest groups call for a ban and governments ask for further studies.
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Virginia Begins Closing Training Centers For Disabled

Training centers in Virginia for the developmentally disabled are beginning to shut down as part of a settlement agreement.

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Insurance Companies Send Out Rebate Checks; Economists Get Nervous

Nearly 13 million Americans are getting rebate checks from their health insurance companies. But as is sometimes the case, what is popular with the people is not so popular with economists.
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Progress Made On Drug For Autism Symptoms

The drug, called arbaclofen, made people with Fragile X syndrome less likely to avoid social interactions, according to a newly published study. Researchers suspect it might do the same for people with autism.
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Subsidies Help Get Modern Malaria Drugs To Millions In Africa

An experimental program by the Global Fund brought more than 100 million malaria treatments to people in sub-Saharan Africa last year, a panel of public health experts said on Monday. But time may have run out for the program to prove it's worth continuing as the Global Fund's budget declines.

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