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After three days of listening to expert neurologists, demographers, caregivers, and policy people on Alzheimer's disease, journalist Laura Newman raises tough questions for journalists to consider to avoid oversimplifying this complicated topic.

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Documents behind a controversial Seroquel drug trial raise serious questions about how patients with mental disorders are judged competent to participate in clinical trials all over the world.

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There’s a growing recognition of the role that complex post-traumatic stress disorder plays in trapping people in long-term homelessness. Understanding how PTSD unfolds can help us better understand the homeless and their health issues.

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Banning chocolate milk in schools, a newspaper's searing assisted living investigation and more from our Daily Briefing.

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While other social services are facing budget cuts, the funding to serve Del Norte County’s mentally ill population seems relatively secure.

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In this week-long series, North Carolina Voices - Mental Health Disorder, health reporter Rose Hoban explores North Carolina's long difficulty with finding housing for people with mental health problems.

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Homeless people who are discharged from acute care hospital to a step-down care center, or medical respite bed, are less likely to be readmitted in 90-days, according to an October, 2009 study in The Journal of Prevention and Intervention in The Community.

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In California’s largest cities, one senses that the number of homeless people continues to grow, whatever the interventions to prevent it. But some of the more commonly cited reasons for that growth don't explain the whole story.

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Heart disease is at least as ancient as Egyptian mummmies, researchers armed with CT scanners have found. Plus more from our Daily Briefing.

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How did human penises evolve without spikes? Stanford researchers suggest one explanation, plus more from our Daily Briefing.

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