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Stories by Walter A. Brown

Love of Garbage

If this magazine is perched on one stack of hundreds in your home, you may suffer from an odd disorder that scientists are beginning to understand

January 30, 2007 — Walter A. Brown

Ancient Sleep in Modern Times

Breaking a night's sleep into two pieces may not be a sign of insomnia but of a natural sleep pattern bubbling to the surface

November 29, 2006 — Walter A. Brown

The Placebo Effect

Colds, asthma, high blood pressure and heart disease are among the many conditions that can respond to treatment with a placebo.

January 1, 1998 — Walter A. Brown

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