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The National Rethinking Circumcision Mar 27, 2009 | 1:45A new study suggests that there may be important health benefits to having newborn male children circumcised. Ron Charles reports
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The National Catching Happiness Dec 9, 2008 | 1:44A research study published in BMJ reports that happiness is contagious. Having happy people around you can actually make you happier
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The National Origin of the Outbreak Apr 30, 2009 | 7:27Where did the outbreak start? Who spotted it? Who responded, and how quickly? Kelly Crowe tracks the swine flu from Mexico and beyond
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The National Cancer Money Mar 18, 2009 | 2:03The Danish government has begun paying compensation to women who have developed breast cancer after long spells working nights. It follows a ruling by a United Nations agency that night shifts probably increase the risk of developing cancer.
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The National E-Health System Under Scrutiny May 29, 2009 | 3:31Ontario's e-Health is charged with bringing the province's medical records into the computer age. While the new agency is supposed to save money, a CBC News investigation by Laurie Graham suggests it may be wasting it instead.
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