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Celery: Why?

Considering humans' millennia-long struggle with famine, it's surprising anyone spent time or resources cultivating low-calorie celery. But the vegetable's original use had nothing to do with food.
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How YouTube Videos Help People Cope With Mental Illness

People with schizophrenia say it helps them cope when they see others talking about the experience online. Their friends and family members say it gives them insight into that hidden world.
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In Germany, Asylum Seekers' Medical Needs Are Being Contained

Providing care to asylum seekers has been a challenge, not least due to language barriers. Two entrepreneurs have turned shipping containers into mobile clinics, with 24-hour access to translators.
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This Doctor Wants To Help California Figure Out Aid-In-Dying

It's now legal for doctors to prescribe lethal medications to terminally ill patients who want them. But many doctors say they feel queasy about it. Lonny Shavelson wants to help them with that.
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So You're Going To A Place With Zika? Here's What You Need To Know

The first question: Should you go at all? The next question: If you do go, how do you protect yourself?
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How A Team Of Elite Doctors Changed The Military's Stance On Brain Trauma

A group of specialists called the Gray Team challenged the dogma that said head injuries were serious only if they were obvious and bloody. Bomb blasts can lead to lasting but invisible damage.
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Investors See Big Opportunities In Opioid Addiction Treatment

Opioid addiction treatment is a growth market, and private equity firms are buying up treatment centers and chains. But it's too soon to say how this might affect access to care and quality.
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Despite Rise Of Superbugs, Syphilis Still Has A Kryptonite

Syphilis cases are on the rise. The bacterium that causes the sexually transmitted disease is becoming resistant to some antibiotics. But somehow, penicillin has remained the best weapon against it.
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Can Web Search Predict Cancer? Promise And Worry Of Big Data And Health

Microsoft researchers say in their new study, Bing searches held clues to pancreatic cancer diagnoses. But what role should new data streams like web searches and social media play in public health?
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Australia Finds Ugly Packaging Slows Cigarette Sales

In 2012, Australia set out to design the ugliest possible cigarette packaging. Pantone 448c is so dreary that since introducing it on all cigarette packaging, Australia has seen cigarette sales drop.

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