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Let Sleepless Babies Cry (For A While), If They Want To

Researcher say parents don't need to worry about their babies being emotionally scarred by crying while they're learning to sleep. Techniques like controlled comforting and camping out for managing infant sleep are quite OK, they say.
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Runners Relay Around White House For Women's Cancer Org.

Dozens of cancer survivors, surgeons and other advocates finished a 72-hour relay race around the White House Monday morning to preview the upcoming Race to End Women's Cancer. 


Doctors Take Aim At Epidemic Kidney Stones With Lasers

A recent study found 1 in 10 American men and 1 in 14 women has had a kidney stone. Being obese or diabetic seems to raise the risk of getting them. Now lasers are becoming the treatment-of-choice for kidney stones in academic medical centers.

Low And Slow May Be The Way To Go When It Comes To Dieting

Low-glycemic foods that take awhile to digest may help keep weight off longer than other diets. The low-glycemic diet comes out on top in a new study that compared to the low-carb diet and the low fat diet.
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Funding To Treat 9/11-Related Illnesses Still Delayed

An economic component of the 9/11 Health and Compensation Act has taken longer than expected to get off the ground.


What To Do In Case Of A Zombie Apocalypse

In a tongue-and-cheek move to get more Americans prepared for "real" emergencies, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security are urging citizens to prepare for the zombie apocalypse. Host Scott Simon has the story.