Country Split on Support for Assisted Suicides

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-12_97688662d5.jpgiStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Doctor-assisted suicide remains a divisive issue in the U.S. according to Pew Research Center survey conducted last spring. Of 2,000 adult respondents, 49 percent said they opposed physicians helping terminally ill patients to take their lives while 47 percent approved of the practice. Sixty-one percent of white mainline Protestants support doctor-assisted suicide along with 55 percent of Catholics and 66 percent of adults with no religious affiliation.

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Plan B Problems Spur Planned Parenthood to Action

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-12_99edfa7b14.jpgiStock/Thinkstock (NEW YORK) -- The recent news that the morning-after pill may be ineffective in preventing pregnancies in heavier females has a women's health advocate looking for other answers. European manufacturer HRA Pharma of Norlevo revealed that the contraceptive does not work for women who weigh over 176 pounds. In addition, the pill's effectiveness decreases for women over 165 pounds.

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Scientist Related to Killers Learns He Has a Psychopath's Brain

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-12_30a6b6b78e.jpgiStock/Thinkstock (IRVINE, Calif.) -- James Fallon admits he has a lot in common with serial killer Ted Bundy and Columbine assassin Eric Harris. He is aggressive, lacks empathy and is a risk-taker. Fallon, a professor of psychiatry and human behavior at the University of California Irvine, accidentally discovered what friends and family have suspected for years -- he has all the genetic traits and brain scan patterns of a psychopath.

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Born with HIV, Life at Age 29

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-12_8f55d05dd4.jpgiStock/Thinkstock (NEW YORK) -- When Lamont Valentin was a kid, no one had to tell him to keep his HIV status quiet. He just knew. "It was something that was a secret, that you couldn't' share," said Valentin. "Even if they didn't tell you, you could feel it." Valentin was born HIV positive in 1984, his mother died six years later and Valentin entered the foster care system. As Valentin grew up, the adults in his life warned him he probably would never live to adulthood.

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Dozens Hospitalized with Mystery Illness in Las Vegas

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-11_5c1a7f3fe1.jpgiStock/Thinkstock(LAS VEGAS) -- A youth football tournament held in Las Vegas has been thrown for a loss with the outbreak of a mysterious illness that has sent dozens of kids and parents to hospitals this weekend. At least 60 players and adults in town for the National Youth Football Championships were afflicted by abdominal cramps, nausea and vomiting. "It felt like we were in an outbreak movie," said Annalisa Johnson, a parent of the one of the players.

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