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At Long Last, a Malaria Vaccine. Sort of.

Scientists create the first malaria vaccine, but there are still setbacks.
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Despite New Attention, Concussions Remain Mysterious

Despite decades of progress, successful treatment of concussions has been elusive and difficult.
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The Peril of Skinny Jeans, Corsets, and Restrictive Clothing

what do skinny jeans and corsets have in common. as you may imagine, quite a bit.
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A Long Overdue Ban on Trans Fats

The FDA is banning trans fats in food.
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Good News, Coffee Drinkers!

A moderate amount of coffee might be genuinely good for you.
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The How of Seasonal Allergies

Allergies, how do they work?
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Cuba’s Medical Revolution

What can other countries learn from medical advances in Cuba.
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The Power of Placebo

Why - and when - is placebo effective?
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An Eye Full of Ebola

Dr. Ian Crozier was declared cured after a harrowing bout with the Ebola virus, only to discover that his left eye was full of the virus.
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Do Vitamin Supplements Cause Cancer?

There's been a long history of research on vitamin supplements and their potential cancer risk.