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Adult Obesity May Have Origins Way Back In Kindergarten

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Rosetta On Course To Achieve Historic Mission

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Can Probiotics Help Soothe Colicky Babies?

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Patients, Consumer Advocates Question Hip Implant Settlement

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FDA Weighs Restrictions, Possible Ban On Menthol Cigarettes

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FDA Tells Company To Stop Selling Genetic Test

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FDA Tells Google-Backed 23andMe To Stop Selling DNA Test

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Princeton To Use New Meningitis Vaccine To Stem Campus Outbreak

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Gut Bacteria Might Guide The Workings Of Our Minds

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Say hello to your microbiome, Rob Stein. Our intrepid correspondent decided to get his gut bacteria analyzed. Now he's wondering if he needs to eat more garlic and onions. Morgan Walker/NPR hide caption

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Getting Your Microbes Analyzed Raises Big Privacy Issues

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Hydrocodone, sold as Vicodin and other brand names, may face tighter restrictions on prescribing and use. Toby Talbot/AP hide caption

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Proposed Treatment To Fix Genetic Diseases Raises Ethical Issues

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Could Detectives Use Microbes To Solve Murders?

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