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Vice Presidential Candidates Spar Over Medicare

Fact checkers have raised some flags about some of the claims the candidates made regarding Medicare. Ryan tried to insist that his Medicare plan is bipartisan, while Biden at one point may have confused Medicare with Medicaid.
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Where You Live May Determine What Lives Inside Your Mouth

Oral bacteria may be determined by environment, not genes, scientists say. That's different from other parts in the body, like the gut, where bacteria may be influenced by genome or immune system.
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2012 Nobel Prizes Recognize Pioneering Science

The 2012 Nobel Prize winners were announced this week, and research on stem cells, cloning, cell receptors and quantum optics took center stage. Experts discuss how the work of this year's Nobel laureates changed our understanding of our bodies, and the world around us.
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Medicare Comments From VP Debate 'In Context'

When the vice presidential debate turned to health care Thursday night, it took the candidates into the factual minefield of Medicare. Audie Cornish talks with health policy correspondent Julie Rovner, who points out a few liberties that were taken during the debate.

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