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The charges filed Tuesday against former Biogenesis of America owner Anthony Bosch and six others marked one of the biggest salvos yet in a case that has sparked lawsuits and suspensions against numerous major leaguers. (Aug. 5) Video provided by AP

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Deutsche Welle (Oct. 13, 2013) — Just pop a pill and you're suddenly at the top of your game - that's a dream fueled by the widespread global abuse of drugs that claim to enhance mental performance.Klaus Lieb, director of the clinic for psychiatry and psychotherapy at the University of Mainz, has found that around 20 percent of students and surgeons in Germany have experimented with so-called brain doping. But do these pills really help? And what about their side effects? For a study, Lieb made 40 chess players face off against a computer - with the help of ritalin, modafilin and a placebo.
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Kids With Sports Concussions Visiting ER More Often

Kids With Sports Concussions Visiting ER More Often

Newsy (Sep. 30, 2013) — A new study says kids coming in for sports-related head injuries has increased, but the severity of injuries has decreased.
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Hard Hits and Head Trauma, the Dangers of Team Sports

Hard Hits and Head Trauma, the Dangers of Team Sports

AFP (Feb. 5, 2013) — The Super Bowl wraps up the football season this Sunday, but concerns about head injuries from high-impact sports continue. One doctor has invented an iPhone app to help school coaches diagnose concussions in their teenage athletes.
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'Seeing-Eye' Ring Helps Blind Read With Finger

'Seeing-Eye' Ring Helps Blind Read With Finger

AP (July 8, 2014) — The prototype FingerReader is essentially a ring a user wears on their index finger. It has a small camera that scans the text. It also has vibration motors and other cues to help users read in a straight line. (July 8) Video provided by AP
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