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PETA's New Campaign Gives Veggie Lifestyle An 'XXX' Factor

PETA says nudity is just one tactic it uses to draw attention to its animal-rights causes, including anti-fur campaigns and new efforts to promote a vegetarian lifestyle. It's not necessarily more effective than other types of shocking ads it's created.
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Maine Strained By Use Of Cocaine-Like 'Bath Salts'

The synthetic stimulants cause paranoid, psychotic and often violent behavior. Their use has reached epidemic proportions in Maine and is straining police departments and emergency rooms. Last month, the state tightened laws, but addict Shane Heathers doubts whether that will deter users.
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When It Comes To Baby's Crib, Experts Say Go Bare Bones

Expanded guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics recommend that parents remove blankets, bumpers, pillows, and toys from a baby's crib to protect them against suffocation and other threats.
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A First Aid Kit For Mental Health Emergencies

Many people know how to respond when colleagues hurt themselves, or are felled by heart attack or stroke. But few know what to do in a psychiatric crisis. The Mental Health First Aid program aims to teach people to respond to psychiatric emergencies, from anxiety to eating disorders to psychosis.
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For The First Time, 50 Percent Of Americans Say U.S. Should Legalize Pot

Gallup has asked the survey question since 1969 and this is first time half of Americans think pot use should be legal.
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Experimental Malaria Vaccine Slashes Infection Risk By Half

Several thousand young African children who got three doses of the experimental vaccine had about 55 percent less risk of getting malaria over a year than those who got a control vaccine against rabies or meningitis.
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Caring For Aging Parents Who Cared For You

Tell Me More continues its series on aging and the end of life. Children who care for aging parents may experience a confusing reversal of roles. Also, author and journalist Jane Gross finds that about 28 percent of the U.S. population are unpaid family caregivers, and among them, about 43 million are responsible for an older adult. Michel Martin speaks with Gross, "My Mother's Brain" blog author Beatriz Terrazas and "Speakeasy" blog editor Christopher John Farley.

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