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"There is an important connection, a profound connection, between that problem and liberty. And I do think it's important that we not lose sight of that," Solicitor General Donald Verrilli told the Supreme Court. Can Congress mandate the purchase of health insurance? If so, what about broccoli or burial insurance?

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The somewhat unsettling results of a recent study of 186 medical students suggest that roughly half of all surgeons, general physicians and other doctors-in-training view Wikipedia as a reliable source of medical information and regularly use it to prepare for exams. (more)

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In an effort to curb the spread of sexually transmitted diseases, British doctors and computer engineers are developing small electronic devices that act as tiny STD testing kits, pluggable into a smart phone or computer that then allows users to learn in minutes which, if any, STDs they have.

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A newly released medical study might cause women to reconsider going the hormonal replacement route in light of the potential risks: The study, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, suggests that (continued).

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A decision by scientists back in 2003 to share their findings on Alzheimer's research has led to a “wealth of recent scientific papers” and important advances in moving to understand the disease and develop drugs to combat it.

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As most recent presidents have done, Barack Obama has released the results of his annual physical examination. Doctors are reporting the president is in "excellent health" despite his continued struggle with addiction to nicotine.

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