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Medicated soldiers, your cancer risk and sleep

June 16, 2008 | 12:54 pm

Check out these stories from around the Web -- this week's Editor's Picks:

From Time: America's medicated Army

"For the first time in history, a sizable and growing number of U.S. combat troops are taking daily doses of antidepressants to calm nerves strained by repeated and lengthy tours in Iraq and Afghanistan. The medicines are intended not only to help troops keep their cool but also to enable the already strapped Army to preserve its most precious resource: soldiers on the front lines."

From Newsweek: Your lifestyle, your genes and cancer

"New research explores the complex interactions that cause our most dreaded disease. A look into some of the steps you can take to reduce risk."

And from Slate: Can a night owl become a morning person?

"One day, after crawling out of bed at 10:30, I decided enough was enough. I needed help. So, I called up a battery of doctors and sleep researchers and put the question to them: Can a night person rewire herself to fall asleep at a reasonable hour and jump out of bed in the morning like a farmer with chickens to feed? They all said it could be done."

-- Tami Dennis