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‘Mentally retarded’ killer denied stay of execution

“Every doctor who has examined Mr. Hill confirms the diagnosis of mental retardation,” Hill’s lawyer told MSNBC. “We’re kind of just waiting on the U.S. Supreme Court now.”Full story

Some forms of IVF linked to risk of autism, mental disability

LONDON (Reuters) - Couples who have certain types of fertility treatment have a higher chance of having a child with autism or learning difficulties - although the overall risk is still extremely small, scientists said on Tuesday. Full story

HPV vaccine slashes infections for a generation of teen girls

And contrary to the religious right's claims, the vaccine for preteens does not lead to promiscuity or "mental retardation." Full story

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Sleep apnea linked to dementia risk

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  More calories, more memory loss?

A study published by the American Academy of Neurologists says older people who eat more than 2,100 calories a day have a higher risk of mild cognitive impairment. NBC’s Brian Williams reports.

  ‘It's a great confidence booster’

A Congressional internship program gives students with intellectual disabilities a look inside the halls of Congress and experience and confidence to get jobs in the future. NBC's Luke Russert reports.

  Bachmann blasted on HPV vaccine claims

U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann, who has reignited the debate over the HPV vaccine during her presidential campaign, has come under fire for claiming it has “dangerous” side effects and may cause mental retardation.  NBC’s Kelly O’Donnell reports.

  Understanding the safety of the HPV vaccine?

Dr. Holly Phillips joins the show to talk about the vaccination.

  Rick Perry’s debate reaction

The morning after the CNN Tea Party debate in Florida, Texas Gov. Rick Perry responded to the crowd’s negative reaction to allowing in-state tuition for illegal immigrants. Perry also talked about the Michele Bachmann’s statement that the HPV vaccine can be linked to mental retardation.

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