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Putting Fear In Your Ears: What Makes Music Sound Scary

Young animals' cries for help and the soundtracks of spine-tingling movies have something in common: An irregular, scratchy sound signals something scary is afoot.

To Rehabilitate Young Vets, Go Hunting

The emotional scars of some young, recently returned veterans are mending through recreational rehabilitation programs. One program started by two former service members gets vets out of their hospital beds for a few days of hunting in rural Pennsylvania.

Panel Questions Benefits Of Vitamin D Supplements

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force concluded in draft recommendations released Tuesday that taking vitamin D and 1,000 milligrams of calcium every day doesn't reduce the risk for bone fractures among postmenopausal women. So the group is taking steps to recommend that women refrain from taking the supplements for those purposes.

Doctors Have Trouble Keeping Up With Painkiller Abusers

More than 40 states have systems in place to monitor prescription drugs, but budget strains and unwieldy databases have hindered their use by doctors and pharmacists to curb drug abuse.
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Dr. Barbara Natterson-Horowitz and Journalist Kathryn Bowers: "Zoobiquity"

A cardiologist and journalist explain why they believe physicians and veterinarians have much to learn from each other about health and the science of healing.

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Protecting Children From Sexual Abuse And Helping Victims Recover

Victims of childhood sexual abuse often keep silent or wait years to report the crime. What the case against former Penn State coach Jerry Sandusky can teach us about protecting children and helping victims recover.