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Asteroids may be hitting Earth more often than thought
Joel Achenbach
Also, studies on huge rock that hit Russia say it had the energy of 30-plus Hiroshima atomic bombs.
Medicare chief testifies about HealthCare.gov’s problems
Sandhya Somashekhar and Amy Goldstein
Site will be working smoothly for most consumers by the end of the month, Marilyn Tavenner told the Senate.
Scientists say Earth-size, temperate planets common
Joel Achenbach
The Milky Way galaxy alone could have about 25 billion rocky worlds in “habitable zones” of stars.
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Palestinian investigating team says Israel is the 'only suspect' in Yasser Arafat's death
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Dozens dead in Philippines after typhoon
Lenny Bernstein, Pamela Constable and Jason Samenow
Experts say the speed of Typhoon Haiyan may have spared the island nation from a worse fate.
Few in D.C., Md. sign up on new health care exchanges
Sarah Kliff
Some insurers worry that setbacks could make it difficult for customers to purchase their health plans.
Mental-health parity law is clarified
Sandhya Somashekhar and Juliet Eilperin
Insurers will be required to treat mental health and substance-abuse issues the same as physical illness.
Trans fats to be phased out, FDA says
Brady Dennis
The heart-clogging ingredient commonly used in processed foods such as frozen pizza remains a “significant public health concern,” the agency says.
FDA: These are foods that might have trans fats in them
A list from the FDA.
Sebelius rejects calls to delay aspects of new health-care law
Sandhya Somashekhar and Sarah Kliff
The HHS secretary assures Senate panel fixes are being made to HealthCare.gov.
Johnson & Johnson to pay $2.2B in fraud case
Brady Dennis
Company agrees to pay $2.2 billion to resolve probe into its marketing of Risperdal, other prescription drugs.
Soccer star tending to a new goal
Caitlin Dewey
World Cup champion Briana Scurry fights back from the concussion that ended her career, clouded her life.
Youth concussion rates vary from sport to sport
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Mediterranean diet may be tied to better health in later life
Linda Searing
Study finds eating less meat and more fish, nuts, fruit and vegetables may make for a healthier old age.
A patient in a vegetative state shows awareness and focus
New study raises possibility of using devices someday to allow such people to communicate.
Filth taints 12 percent of imported food spices, FDA reports
Anna Edney and Bloomberg News
Mexico had the highest percentage of exports of contaminated spices, followed by India.
Mathematical ability seems to be evident even in infancy
Lori Aratani and Amy Orndorff
Also, a new book relies on common experiences to explain scientific principles.
Another reason why men don’t do yoga
The problem is a lack of classes specifically for aging men, who are less limber, one reader says.
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How Much Is That X-Ray? Still Hard To Say, Even In Massachusetts
A Reader Asks: Can Adult Children With An Offer Of Family Coverage Instead Get Subsidies?
Conn. Governor To Feds: Get Your Act Together On Healthcare.gov
Enrolling In Obamacare In Alaska Is Possible – A Computer Degree Helps
Make Tax Day Also Enrollment Deadline, One Health Expert Says
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Why I’m waiting to buy insurance on the health exchanges
Christie Aschwanden
It’s not (just) the Web site problems. It’s the price.
Why is it still so hard to diagnose ADHD?
Amanda Mascarelli
School personnel play a big role in diagnosing the disorder, but they may not be best equipped for the job.
Can physical activity help kids do better in school?
Jill U. Adams
Yes, studies say, they will test better. But whether being active helps them learn better is still unresolved.
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The genetic mutants that led to a Nobel
Brian Palmer
How Randy Schekman transformed a simple idea into the basis for a hepatitis vaccine.
N.Y. chefs test whether chickens’ diet affects their taste
Brian Palmer
Experts say it may be easier to manipulate the flavor of eggs rather than that of flesh.
How bad for the Earth are gas-powered leaf blowers?
Brian Palmer
Pretty bad. But don’t get all high and mighty about your rake. Your lawn mower isn’t innocent, either.
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A bee’s view
Patterson Clark
Black-eyed Susans reveal more than meets the human eye.
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A woman couldn’t stop sweating, and the problem wasn’t hot flashes. What was going on?
Emergency surgery followed many missed chances to diagnose illness
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Until he nearly died, the reason for Kevin Songer’s weak muscles went undetected for more than 50 years.
Joint replacement had gone well, but patient’s shoulder still hurt
Sandra G. Boodman
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