The Most Interesting Health Stories of 2012

By James Hamblin and Lindsay Abrams
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By "interesting," we don't necessarily mean those fascinating "Man Who 'Gave Birth' to Cat Receives Life-Saving Kidney Transplant from Said Cat" stories. But looking back on a busy year, some things stood out as being both widely discussed and of some consequence, and not boring.

As always, feel free to disagree -- we can talk in the comments about other good stories that we left out, intentionally or not.

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