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After Global Protests, Kenyan Court Sentences 3 Men Who Raped Teen

"Liz" was found crawling out of a pit latrine, crying for help. When police doled out punishment — cutting grass at the police station — women's groups rallied. Monday they were sentenced to prison.
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Why Some Doctors Hesitate To Screen Smokers For Lung Cancer

Medicare now pays for some long-term smokers to get an annual test. These scans could save thousands of lives each year, but some doctors still worry risks outweigh benefits.
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The Hidden Cost Of Mammograms: More Testing And Overtreatment

Each year the U.S. spends billions of dollars on unnecessary tests and treatments that result from inaccurate mammograms, some scientists say. They're calling for more selective screening.
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Karen Haglof, No-Wave Guitarist Turned Doctor, Relaunches Music Career

Karen Haglof made her name as a guitarist on the ultra-competitive New York no-wave scene of the 1980s. Then she stopped playing and launched a career in medicine. Now she's back with a solo album.
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Australia To Stop Payments To Families Who Refuse Child Vaccinations

Prime Minister Tony Abbott says that starting in 2016, welfare payments and childcare rebates will be cut off to families that take a "conscientious objector" exemption to avoid immunizations.
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What Could Go Wrong When Doctors Treat Their Own Kids?

There's a general rule against doctors treating family members and friends. The relationships can cloud their judgment. But the perils don't stop many doctors from trying.
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Jonas Salk's Polio Vaccine Makes A Comeback

As it marks its 60th birthday, the injectable vaccine is still critical. It's "needed to end polio for good" is how Carol Pendak of Rotary's Polio Plus program puts it.
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Working Through Depression: Many Stay On The Job, Despite Mental Illness

Sixteen million Americans had at least one major depressive episode in the past year. Of that number, many struggle with whether and how to talk about their depression in the workplace.
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'Nurse Jackie' Ends As TV's Most Honest Depiction Of Addiction

Showtime's dramedy Nurse Jackie begins its final season Sunday. NPR TV critic Eric Deggans says the show offers television's most realistic depiction of a high functioning drug addict.
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Eating To Break 100: Longevity Diet Tips From The Blue Zones

The centenarians living in Blue Zones aren't drinking Ensure or eating chocolate ice cream. Instead, many are drinking wine, and all are eating beans. But living to 100 isn't just about diet.

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