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Rep. Gabrielle Giffords responsive but ‘critical’

A US congresswoman was in a medically induced coma Sunday but responding to commands after being shot through the head when a gunman opened fire on a crowd at an Arizona political event. A nine-year-old girl and a federal judge were among six people killed and at least 12 others…

UK teachers will be allowed to ‘discipline unruly pupils’

LONDON — Head teachers in England will be given wider powers to search pupils for alcohol, mobile phones and drugs, the government said on Wednesday, as it unveiled a raft of new measures aimed at restoring “discipline in the classroom.” Under current rules, school staff can only search pupils if…

Brain injuries remain undiagnosed in thousands of soldiers

WASHINGTON, D.C.–The military medical system is failing to diagnose brain injuries in troops who served in Iraq and Afghanistan, many of whom receive little or no treatment for lingering health problems, an investigation by ProPublica and NPR has found. So-called mild traumatic brain injury has been called one of the…

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