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Why You Should Wash A Melon Before Chowing Down

An outbreak of listeriosis linked to cantaloupes has led to the deaths of four people. Most of the cases have occurred in Colorado and New Mexico.
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Poll Shows Virginians Favor Abortion Rules

A proposed law that would impose standards on abortion clinics has won support in Virginia, despite critics' claims that is a backdoor attempt to limit access to abortions.


Susan G. Komen Founder Discusses Her Book

Before her sister died of breast cancer, Nancy Brinker promised to stop the suffering of those living with and dying from the disease. Her sister was Susan G. Komen — a name now known throughout the world. Michele Norris talks to Brinker about founding Susan G. Komen for the Cure and her book Promise Me: How a Sister's Love Launched the Global Movement to End Breast Cancer, now out in paperback.

Mentally Ill In Indonesia Still Live In Chains

An estimated 30,000 mentally ill people in Indonesia suffer in chains and cages due to stigma and lack of access to treatment. In a country of 240 million people, there are less than 600 psychiatrists, many of them based in urban centers.

'Contagion': CDC Basks In Hollywood's Admiring Take On Disease Detectives

The director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says the film Contagion was designed for entertainment purposes, but that the scenario of a global pandemic is plausible. "We can't know what's going to happen," says Frieden.

Fear of Antidepressants Leads People To Shun Treatment

Many people don't want to tell their doctor that they have symptoms of depression. And they've got a variety of reasons: fear of antidepressants, fear of being sent to a psychiatrist and worries about the confidentiality of medical records.
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Arlington To Give 100 Homes To Homeless

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Arlington County is working to provide homes for 100 of its most needy homeless individuals in the coming months.