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Olympic Bodies: They Just Don't Make Them Like They Used To

We've put together an infographic that explores how athletes' bodies have changed over the last century. Those physiques are shaped by years of training — and by the laws of physics.

Internet's Cat Obsession Justifies Itself In Cancer Ward

An artist at a Seattle hospital turned a teenage leukemia patient's room into an art installation using nearly 2,000 photos of cats solicited through social media. "In the hospital, you feel cut off," says the patient. "So the photos made me feel like I was part of the world again."

Energy-Efficient Lightbulbs May Have Dark Side When It Comes To Health

Scientists have learned that compact fluorescent light bulbs could give off ultraviolet radiation if their inner coating cracks. Light-emitting diodes, another eco-friendly lighting option, won't give you a sunburn, but they do have the potential for other mild health effects.

A Link Between Mental Health And Mass Violence?

Accused Wisconsin shooter, Wade Michael Page, reportedly struggled with alcoholism, and recently broke up with a girlfriend. Aurora shooter James Holmes was reportedly seeing a psychiatrist. Host Michel Martin looks at the links between mental health and mass violence with Dr. Carl Bell of the Institute for the Prevention of Violence.

Surgeon General: Don't Let Hair Get In The Way

Dr. Regina Benjamin wants a culture of fitness, and she's asking black women to stop worrying about their hair, and hit the gym. She's promoting a contest for the best gym-friendly hairdos.