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Miss. Set To Vote On Measure Making Fetus A Person

A personhood amendment on the state ballot would declare that life begins at conception. There is support for the measure in the conservative state but opposition from groups that say its broad language could limit contraception and threaten fertility treatments.
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Obama: 'Fit For Duty' And Smoker No More

Obama's latest cholesterol numbers would be the envy of most 50-year-old American men. His doctors calls them "ideal," and they're down from his last physical in early 2010.
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CDC: Time To Curb 'Shocking' Epidemic Of Narcotics Overdoses

A report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says the nation's emergency rooms are seeing far more overdoses of prescription opioids such as OxyContin and Vicodin than heroin or cocaine.
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Synthetic Marijuana Targeted In D.C.

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Synthetic marijuana is in the crosshairs of the D.C. government, with the D.C. council issuing a proposal to ban the substances.

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Vatican To Host Stem Cell Research Conference

The Catholic Church invested $1 million to form a joint foundation with an adult stem cell research company, and its first project is a conference with scientists to discuss the future of stem cell therapies. Some in the scientific community believe the Vatican is trying to undercut embryonic stem cell research.
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When Lactose Intolerance Makes You Scream For No Ice Cream

Most adults can't digest milk sugar: it's a recent genetic adaptation most common in Northern Europe. The food industry has come up with enzyme supplements and lactose-free products for those who want to enjoy ice cream without a tummy ache. But not all supplements have what it takes.
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Addiction: When You Fear It's Just A Matter Of Time

Before a coroner's report confirmed Amy Winehouse drank herself to death, her mother said she long felt it was "only a matter of time." Dr. Terry Schneekloth of the Mayo Clinic and author David Sheff talk about difficult choices people face when they deal with loved ones suffering from addictions.

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