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Patients Vulnerable When Cash-Strapped Scientists Cut Corners

A shrinking pool of grant money for medical research has led competing applicants to oversell weak scientific findings, critics say. The result: Many experimental treatments are worthless.

Covering Up With The Hijab May Aid Women's Body Image

A few studies have found that modest clothing is connected with a healthier body image. So a British psychologist looked at whether the hijab protected women against the pressure to be thin.

Creating Your Baby's Last Name? Tennessee Says No

A Tennessee family invented a new surname for their kids, completely different from their own, and discovered that their state's law bars them from doing that.

Hannah Storm, A Pro, Fan And Mother, Gives NFL An Earful

A football fan who's also the mother of three daughters, ESPN's Hannah Storm asked some tough questions Sunday that show how hard the week has been for families who follow the NFL.

Philip Morris Sues Uruguay Over Graphic Cigarette Packaging

The country requires photos of decaying teeth and gruesome hospital scenes on every pack. Philip Morris sees this as a violation of a trade agreement and is suing Uruguay for $25 million.

Macon & Eggs: How To Teach Young Men About Domestic Violence

This week on Macon & Eggs, we want to start a Middle Georgia conversation about partner abuse. Outrage continues over former NFL player Ray Rice’s violent assault on his then girlfriend, now wife, Janay, which was caught on tape. During Thursday night football on CBS sports commentator James Brown challenged the NFL and men to lead a discussion on domestic violence. Brown said that perhaps there should be ongoing comprehensive education of men of what healthy, respectful manhood is all about.

Newly Crowned Miss America Felt Helpless Against Domestic Violence

Pageant contestants often pick feel-good issues for their platform topics. Miss New York chose domestic violence because she lived it. There are many reasons why women stay with an abuser, she says.

North Korea Sentences American To Six Years Of Hard Labor

Matthew Miller, of Bakersfield, Calif., had entered North Korea on a tourist visa. The country says he sought to be thrown in jail to investigate human rights issues.

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