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Poked And Prodded For 65 Years, In The Name Of Science

For 65 years, thousands of people have let themselves be weighed, measured, and tested. The result: The world's longest running study on human health. By far the most important finding is that early childhood experiences have a huge impact on health and well-being in adult life.
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Two Strengths Of Infant Acetaminophen Boost Confusion, Risk

Infant pain medicines are being changed to make them safer, but right now both old and new concentrations are on pharmacy shelves, increasing the risk of accidental overdoses that prompted the changes in the first place. Parents beware.
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Critics Say Obama's Efforts To Protect Science Are Slow and Weak

The Obama administration is trudging ahead with policies designed to protect the integrity of scientific research. But critics of the process say the policies that have been released so far don't do enough to prevent political manipulation of science.
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Feds Trash Old Proposal On Animal Antibiotics

Back in the 1970s, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration grew increasingly concerned about the casual use of antibiotics in livestock production. Now, in the quiet days before Christmas, the agency quietly withdrew a proposal to regulate the industry's use of the drugs.
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What's Sharing An Egg (Or Sperm) Among Friends?

If your child was conceived with a donor egg, should you tell her? What and when should you tell? A new study finds that donors and recipients often don't think that through before the child is born, even if they are relatives or good friends.
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Americans Say Security Checks Are A Bigger Health Concern Than Flights

More than 1 in 5 respondents said they would refuse to be examined in one of the whole-body scanners now in many airports. A third of people under 35 said they would decline the scans.

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