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What David Lynch And Tylenol Can Tell You About The Brain

Tylenol may relieve more than physical pain; it may dull existential aches, too. Researchers say their work is consistent with a growing body of research that suggests the brain processes physical and emotional pain in similar ways.
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Frozen Food Gets Ready For Its Image Upgrade

The frozen food industry wants you to know that even though its food isn't "fresh," it's still good. And they're paying big bucks to convince you.
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With Bird Flu, 'Right Now, Anything Is Possible'

An international team of disease detectives are in China to investigate an outbreak of a new strain of bird flu, H7N9. The biggest puzzle right now is where these infections are coming from, as testing poultry has turned up very few infected birds.
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Walking While Old: Seniors Face Greatest Death Risk

Older people are much more likely than youngsters to be killed crossing the street, according to new data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. And men are more likely to be killed than women, regardless of age.
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Study Finds No Harm In Occasional Drink During Pregnancy

The study looked at about 10,000 British children born at the turn of this century and found no developmental problems among those whose mothers drank moderately during pregnancy. But even the study's authors caution that abstaining from alcohol is still best for mothers-to-be.
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Bacteria On Dog Lovers' Skin Reveal Their Affection

Dog owners have similar germs growing on their skin: a signature blend of bacteria from canines' tongues and paws. Scientists couldn't find an analogous signature for cat owners. Perhaps cats are just being selfish.

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