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Reuters reporter Debra Sherman shares research she's found about cancer and diet.

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Mental health care is playing a starring role in a movement to unseat Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel. After major budget cuts, members of the City Council’s Progressive Caucus are demanding to reopen shuttered clinics by adding $2.2 million to the budget the Council will vote on November 13 .

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Virginia houses approximately 30,000 inmates annually in state prisons, making the Department of Corrections the most expensive agency in Richmond, with a billion dollar annual budget. It spends $160 million on healthcare, but critics say that care is inadequate.

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Duane Middleton died shortly after a routine colonoscopy. Then his life insurance provider denied his wife any benefits, a decision later held up in court. So how could three judges conclude that Middleton's death didn't qualify as an "accident"?

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Ahead of the third International Conference on Family Planning to be held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, from Nov. 12–15, 2013, people living with HIV in Luwero Uganda have called for all major interventions on family planning while incorporating the concerns of persons living with HIV.

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As health care costs continue to rise, Paromita Pain explores other options - including preventative strategies and co-ops - for corporations and individuals.

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The International HIV/AIDS Alliance has donated mama kits to Luwero and Nakaseke district groups of persons living with HIV. They contain basic materials to facilitate clean and safe delivery and reduce the risk of infection to the mother and her new-born baby.

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Professor Holly Tuokko, the Director for the Centre on Aging at the University of Victoria says, “Evidence shows that seniors of today are not the seniors of yesterday. People are aging healthier.” And studies are beginning to show that. You can read more of this article in the Vancouver Sun.

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A retired doctor wonders why Dominican Hospital in Santa Cruz is sponsoring a visit by a private company that does screening tests that US experts do not recommend for the general population.

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Rita Meza's daughter Samantha shows that autistic students can connect with work and college opportunities. Meza’s message to parents is, “Don’t give up.”

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U.S. children and teens have struggled with increasing rates of depression, anxiety and suicidal behavior for much of the past decade. Join us as we explore the systemic causes and policy failures that have accelerated the crisis and its inequitable impact, as well as promising community-driven approaches and evidence-based practices. The webinar will provide fresh ideas for reporting on the mental health of youth and investigating the systems and services. Sign-up here!

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