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Doctors Strike Mutating Bacteria In Teen Acne Battle

As acne bacteria develop resistance to antibiotic treatments, doctors turn to zit-fighting viruses.

Spray Lights Up The Chemical That Causes Poison Ivy Rash

Researchers have developed a clever new method to detect the chemical that causes the annoying itch. But urushiol isn't all bad. It's also behind the shine of beautiful Japanese lacquerware.
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Drywall Legislation Passes House, Heads To Senate

Legislation to help families in Virginia affected by toxic Chinese drywall has passed the U.S. House.


The Antidote To Your Burning Health Care Questions

Why is insurance employer-based? What kind of health care options would young women face under a President Romney? NPR's health policy correspondent breaks down the issues you want to know about leading up to the election.

Vice Presidential Candidates Spar Over Medicare

Fact checkers have raised some flags about some of the claims the candidates made regarding Medicare. Ryan tried to insist that his Medicare plan is bipartisan, while Biden at one point may have confused Medicare with Medicaid.

Where You Live May Determine What Lives Inside Your Mouth

Oral bacteria may be determined by environment, not genes, scientists say. That's different from other parts in the body, like the gut, where bacteria may be influenced by genome or immune system.