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Houston VA Reaches Out to Vets With Facebook Page

The Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center in Houston has launched its own page on Facebook, in an effort to make it easy for veterans to have easy two-way communication with the VA and keep up with what's going on in the world of veterans' services.

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The Myth of the 8 Hours of Sleep

Tell the truth now. Does anybody really get eight hours of sleep?  Eight full hours of deep uninterrupted sleep?  Truth be told, not many people have that luxury, and experts say it's largely a myth that we even need that much sleep.

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Shyness and Grieving Will be ‘Mental Illnesses’

Millions of healthy people - including shy or defiant children, grieving relatives and people with fetishes - may soon be labeled mentally ill, by a pending new edition of a diagnostic manual that's due out next year.

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Scales of Justice - via Bruno Vincent, Getty Images
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Georgia Assisted Suicide Law Overturned

Georgia's highest court has thrown out a state law that was aimed at stopping  assisted suicides, ruling that the law violated the free speech rights of four members of an assisted suicide group .

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Injured Texas Model Gets Prosthetic Eye

There's good news to report today about 23 year old Texas model and fashion blogger Lauren Scruggs, who was critically injured in a horrific  accident at a small airport north of Dallas back on December 3rd.

Lauren walked into a spinning airplane propeller and her injuries were brutal.  She lost her left hand and had permanent damage to her left eye.  Now, two months later, it's reported that Lauren is recovering and bouncing back, slowly, thanks to prosthetics and the love of her family.

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Will we soon see male birth control pills? Photo: brains the head, Flickr
Will we soon see male birth control pills? Photo: brains the head, Flickr
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Pfizer Recalling 1 Million Defective Birth Control Packets

Drug company Pfizer Inc., is recalling 1 million packets of birth control pills, after finding an error on the packaging.

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FDA Grants Approval for First Skin Cancer Drug

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the first drug to treat basal cell carcinoma, the most common form of skin cancer, on Monday.

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Avodart May Slow the Progression of Prostate Cancer

Avodart, a popular drug used to treat an enlarged prostate gland could have an additional benefit. Research shows it helps slow the progression of early-stage prostate cancer, thus reducing the need for aggressive treatment in some men.

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