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Year In Dieting: Distraction, Noise Cause Overeating

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The definitions for some mental disorders may change in the new edition of the DSM. Mark Strozier/iStockphoto.com hide caption

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What's A Mental Disorder? Even Experts Can't Agree

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Parenting Style Plays Key Role In Teen Drinking

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Jay Ducote with his award-winning Blackberry, Bourbon, Butt dish, a pork shoulder injected with honey and bourbon, and smoked for 12 hours.  Ducote appreciates good food and drink, but says he sometimes overdoes it. Nicole Colvin hide caption

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When Does Moderate Drinking Become A Problem?

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Study says it might be the ritual of taking placebos that makes them work like pills. David Sucsy/iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Fake Pills Can Work, Even If Patients Know It

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Peanut butter was just one of several recent food recalls that sparked action on a food safety bill. John Bazemore/ASSOCIATED PRESS hide caption

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President To Sign Food Safety Bill Into Law. Now What?

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Yolanda Hilario and her younger teenage son, Noel, sit in their living room in South Central Los Angeles on Dec. 15. Hilario is trying to balance guidelines and independence for her two teenage boys. Dennis J. Provost for NPR hide caption

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When To Guide, When To Let Go Of Teenagers?

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