The Real Virologist Behind "Contagion"

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Science Diction: The Origin Of The Word 'Epilepsy'

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Could A Lack Of Empathy Explain Cruelty?

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Water plant operator Torrey Jones checks the clarity of a sample of treated water at the Beaver Falls Municipal Authority water treatment plant in Beaver Falls, Pa. Keith Srakocic/AP hide caption

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The Trouble With Health Problems Near Gas Fracking

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More Realize They Face Pricey Long-Term Care

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Health Officials: Listeria Outbreak Kills 13

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One takeaway point of the research is that older women should try to reduce the chances of getting a hip fracture, the lead author of the study said. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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A man readies a cow for the International Highland Cattle Show in Glasgow, Scotland. Researchers say genetics and the amount of time animals and humans spend together can affect how viruses spread between species. Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images hide caption

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True North Health Center in Falmouth, Maine, accepts "time dollars," in addition to real dollars. Patients perform services in the community, like raking leaves, to earn the currency, and they can spend it for care at True North. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Bartering For Health Care: Yardwork For Treatment

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