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Specialists Split Over HPV Test's Role In Cancer Screening

An HPV test could replace the Pap smear for many women, two groups of physicians say. But other doctors, including the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, still urge dual testing.
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Brain Scans May Help Predict Future Problems, And Solutions

Brain imagery can help researchers tell if people are more likely to be able to quit smoking or have trouble with reading. But those tests aren't yet ready for the doctor's office or classroom.
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Why The U.S. Still Bans Blood Donations From Some U.K. Travelers

Rules governing who can donate blood in the United States have recently changed. But anyone who spent more than three months in the UK between 1980 and 1996 is still prohibited from donating.
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Cape Cod's Offshore Wind Project In Jeopardy

A controversial offshore wind project under development in Cape Cod has lost both of the buyers for its power. Without financing, Cape Wind is missing deadlines to deliver.
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Compound From Soil Bacteria May Help Fight Dangerous Germs

A natural compound kills germs that have become resistant to antibiotics, researchers say. If it works in humans, it could help combat diseases like tuberculosis.
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Why Some Chefs Just Can't Quit Serving Bluefin Tuna

Japanese sushi chefs often can't resist bluefin tuna on offer. Some American chefs can't either, even though conservation groups and marine biologists have been badgering them about bluefin for years.

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A Bed Of Mouse Cells Helps Human Cells Thrive In The Lab

Researchers have developed a powerful method for growing human cells in the laboratory that has led to some unusual findings. Cell tests suggest a malaria drug might work against cervical cancer.
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Kids May Not Benefit From Extended Isolation After Concussions

New research suggests isolating children with concussions for more than two days may do more harm than good compared to adults.
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Going Dry: The Benefits Of A Month Without Booze

Even a brief breakup with alcohol can impart measurable health rewards, a small but intriguing experiment suggests. Indeed, the concept of a dry January is gaining traction in the U.K.
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The Downside Of Cheaper Gas: More Accident Fatalities

Falling gasoline prices are a benefit to motorists — but those lower prices come with a hidden cost: increased traffic fatalities.

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