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Psychiatrists Reminded To Refrain From Armchair Analysis Of Public Figures

After a 1964 poll of psychiatrists found almost half considered Barry Goldwater psychologically unfit to be president, the doctors' professional society said they should stay mum on mental fitness.
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Why Doctors Want A Computerized Assistant For Cancer Care

There's more information on genetic mutations and in the scientific literature than cancer doctors can process easily. Smart, fast computers might be able to help.
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Polio Rears Its Head Again In Africa

The two new polio cases in Nigeria are the first detected on the African continent in more than two years.
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Flint Mayor: 'Everybody Played A Role In This Disaster'

As a federal state of emergency ends for Flint, Mich., Mayor Karen Weaver says residents don't trust that government officials have fully addressed the lead contamination of their water.
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Chile Battles Obesity With Stop Signs On Packaged Foods

About 67 percent of Chileans older than 15 are overweight, and processed food is one of the major culprits. Health officials hope more obvious labeling will help people make healthier choices.
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Where Lead Lurks And Why Even Small Amounts Matter

Federal environmental regulations for lead in drinking water still leave room for concentrations high enough to pose a health hazard, critics say.
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Could Worms In Your Gut Cure Your Allergies?

Some people are trying to treat autoimmune problems with an unlikely tool: worms that live in your gut, permanently. Scientists are finally starting to figure out whether they work.
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Talk About An Ancient Mariner! Greenland Shark Is At Least 272 Years Old

This Arctic species can live longer than any other known animal advanced enough to have a backbone, scientists say — maybe more than 500 years. Their muscles might hold clues that could help humans.
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How Worm Warriors Are Beating An Unbeatable Worm

Health experts used to say elimination of river blindness, caused by worms, was impossible. Now they've set a target date: 2025. Why the turn in this worm war?
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How Weight Training Can Help Women Stay Strong

The government recommends that adults engage in two sessions a week of resistance training to maintain muscle and prevent injury. Most of us aren't getting close to that, but it's easy to catch up.

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