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Santorum Family's Trisomy 18 Saga Casts Spotlight On Sad Condition

News of Bella Santorum's health problems led to rare news media and Internet interest in the congenital condition known as Trisomy 18, casting a spotlight on a fairly tragic condition.
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Parents Cheat On Booster Seats, Despite Safety Risks

Parents don't always use booster seats for children, even though they're required in 47 states. Only half insisted their child use a booster when riding in the family car with boosterless friends.
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Gingrich Calls For Panel To Look At Rules For In Vitro Clinics

Gingrich has long been a strong backer of federal funding for scientific research. In 2001 his support extended to research on stem cells derived from human embryos left over from in vitro fertilization efforts.
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A Bid To Replace Neglect For Tropical Diseases With Attention

The new initiative marks the first time the world's 13 biggest pharmaceutical competitors have agreed to collaborate on a common goal and share their expertise on potential drugs, one of the project's leaders says.
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Could A Club Drug Offer 'Almost Immediate' Relief From Depression?

Currently, there's no quick fix for severe depression. Antidepressants usually take weeks to work, if they work at all. But patients who received experimental doses of ketamine — long used as an anesthetic, and an illegal club drug — report an astounding relief from their symptoms in less than a day.
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Romney's Unlikely And Persuasive Defense Of The 'Individual Mandate'

Mitt Romney offered a vigorous defense Thursday night of Massachusetts' decision to mandate that nearly every resident either have health insurance or pay a tax penalty. In fact, some say it was the best defense of the individual mandate made by any candidate — including the president — so far this election cycle.

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