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Necessary Medicine?

nytimes.com — Health care and the economy share a sickbed. Barack Obama placed a heavy bet last week that they can recover together.More… (Health)

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10 Things Science Says Will Make You Happy

alternet.org — Daily habits can affect our well-being. Here are 10 simple actions that research has shown makes people feel good.More… (Health)

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Cyborg Limbs Will Feel Like User's Own

fastcompany.com — SmartHand is a European collaborative project to develop a next-generation robotic prosthetic limb, and as part of the project Swedish researchers have successfully demonstrated a neat psychological trick that makes wearers feel like an artificial limb is actually part of their body.More… (Health)

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Sexsomniac Builder Who Forces Himself On Wife In His Sleep

dailymail.co.uk — During his waking hours Tim Draper, 33, is a loving and devoted husband to his wife Amanda, 34. But as soon as he falls asleep he turns into an aggressive sex-crazed 'monster' who gropes his partner before holding her down and ripping off her nightdress.More… (Health)

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Supreme Court Allows Suits Over 'Light' Cigarettes

online.wsj.com — The Supreme Court is allowing lawsuits to go forward against tobacco companies' allegedly deceptive marketing of "light" cigarettes.More… (Health)

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Hard times mean more abuse

baltimoresun.com — Economic stresses, when combined with other difficulties, can push frustrated men into acts of domestic violence.More… (Health)

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Obesity 'controlled by the brain'

news.bbc.co.uk — Seven new gene variants discovered by scientists suggest strongly that obesity is largely a mind problem.More… (Health)

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Finding: Antisocial, Invasive Cells are Basis of Cancer

sciencedaily.com — Scientists have discovered the mechanism by which cells normally repel each other – a process sidestepped by cancer cells which go on to invade and conquer healthy regions of the body.More… (Health)

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Exciting Discovery Could 'Stop Cancer From Killing People'

eurekalert.org — Metastasis is the ability of cancer cells to spread from a primary site. Researchers have shown not only that the enzyme phospholipase Cγ1 (PLCγ1) plays a crucial role in metastasis formation, but that down regulation of PLCγ1 expression is able to revert metastasis progression.More… (Health)

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Concern for the Male Population

naturalnews.com — Something is happening to men and boys which concerns scientists and researchers: fewer boys are being born than girls. More… (Health)

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Broccoli Compound Targets Key Enzyme In Late-stage Cancer

sciencedaily.com — An anti-cancer compound found in broccoli and cabbage works by lowering the activity of an enzyme associated with rapidly advancing breast cancer, according to a University of California, Berkeley, study appearing Dec 3 in the online early edition of the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.More… (Health)

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Teens Favor Painkillers, Alcohol and Marijuana Over Stimulan

blogs.wsj.com — Many teens are still abusing prescription painkillers, even as the use of stimulant drugs declined, according to an annual study of teen drug and alcohol use released today.More… (Health)

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Legal Marijuana ID Cards Coming On Monday - Ventura County

venturacountystar.com — Starting Monday, Dec. 15, medical marijuana patients in Ventura County can apply for an identification card that shows proof they can legally use the drug. The program, which was enacted under Senate Bill 420, is designed to alleviate confusion between police and those who are legally allowed to transport and consume the drug.More… (Health)

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Beyond Guacamole: Work Avocado Into Your Daily Menu

eating.health.com — Although sometimes maligned for its fat content, the creamy, heart-healthy avocado can play a very versatile—and nutritious—role in your diet.More… (Health)

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Key to Regulation of Puberty Discovered (Spoiler: Not Digg)

physorg.com — A team of scientists from the University of Cambridge and the University of Cukurova in Turkey have taken a major step to understanding how the brain controls the onset of puberty.More… (Health)

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