Controversial Iowa Law Raises Questions over Gun Permits for the Blind

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-09_7c04cffdf3.jpgMatt Hansen Photography via Getty Images (DES MOINES) -- An Iowa law allowing the legally or completely blind to acquire permits to carry guns in public has stirred up debate as to whether or not the visually impaired should have "full access" to firearms. "Up until 2011, it was solely up to the sheriff of your county who decided who got a gun permit and who did not," Cedar County Sheriff Warren Wethington told ABC News.

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Fewer Options for Smokers on Cruise Lines

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-09_68890b25d0.jpgLUIS ACOSTA/AFP/Getty Images (NEW YORK) -- Is it lights out for cigarettes on the high seas? Smoke-free environments are becoming increasingly more popular among travelers, according to a new survey. A poll of more than 500 passengers by Cruise Critic, a global cruise community site, revealed that 54 percent think smoking should be banned from cabin balconies. And nearly a quarter of respondents were in favor of prohibiting puffing from all areas of the ship.

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Grateful Dead Drummer Bangs Drums for Brain Research

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-09_6f64436b45.jpgLarry Marano/Getty Images (SAN FRANCISCO) -- When ex-Grateful Dead drummer Mickey Hart performs live concerts nowadays, audiences can watch light shows powered by his mind. Hart wears a cap fitted with electrodes that allows his brain activity to automatically direct the movements of a light show. Hart tells KGO-TV in San Francisco it all began after he started thinking about the rhythm in the brain when his grandmother was struggling with advanced Alzheimer’s disease.

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Mammograms Before 50 Could Save Lives, Researchers Say

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-09_8ac2be87bc.jpgiStockphoto/Thinkstock (NEW YORK) -- In a new study that promises to reinvigorate the debate over when a woman should begin routine breast cancer screenings, Harvard University researchers say mammograms before age 50 could dramatically cut deaths from breast cancer. A team of researchers led by Dr. Blake Cady of Massachusetts General Hospital identified women diagnosed with breast cancer between 1990 and 1999 at two Boston hospitals and tracked their cases until 2007.

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TV Anchor Returns to Work After Near-Fatal Health Crisis

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-09_186f4f8937.jpgStockbyte/Thinkstock (NEW YORK) -- For more than 20 years, anchor Leon Harris has brought the news to the public. On the morning of Aug. 1, Harris, a longtime anchor at WJLA-TV, an ABC News affiliate in Washington, D.C., made news when he collapsed in excruciating abdominal pain. “It was the worst thing...I’ve ever felt in my life,” Harris said in an interview with ABC's Good Morning America.

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