Brenda Wilson Brenda Wilson is a Science Desk Correspondent and Editor for National Public Radio. Based in Washington, Wilson reports on national and international public health, legislation, the White House, and current political and social issues.
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There's a debate among scientists about whether to immunize boys for HPV. Sanofi Pasteur MSD/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Gedwyn Power smokes a menthol cigarette in Miami in late March. On Friday, an expert panel will wrap up deliberations about advice to the Food and Drug Aministration on whether to ban menthol as a cigarette additive. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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A person who relies on the AIDS Drug Assistance Program marches to protest millions of dollars in cuts to lifesaving AIDS services proposed by California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, June 5, 2009. States are facing increasing demand for AIDS treatment, but little new money is available. David McNew/Getty Images hide caption

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Maternal Health Tops Development Agenda

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Teens who bum cigarettes every now and then find that addiction can happen before they know it. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Mike Kasavich, a lifelong coal miner, exits "the hole" after a 10-hour morning shift at the Mathies coal mine in western Pennsylvania. Black lung disease is increasing among miners, yet they are struggling to get disability reimbursement for the illness. Spencer Platt/Getty Images hide caption

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These human lung samples show (from left) a normal lung, a lung with mild pneumoconiosis or "black lung" and one with complicated pneumoconiosis. NIOSH hide caption

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FDA's Tobacco Panel Targets Menthol Cigarettes

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A recent report found that 85 percent of people who see doctors regularly have undiagnosed and uncontrolled high blood pressure. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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Hypertension: A Growing But Often Hidden Problem

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Sensual Sounds Can Get Lost In Translation

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