Palestinian girls read the Koran at a camp in Gaza City, June 2012. In poor countries, boys are 20 percent more likely than girls to enroll in school, UNICEF says. Mahmud Hams/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Playing outside can help kids — and their parents — maintain a healthy weight. iStockphoto hide caption

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Eighty percent of college students drink, and schools have had little success reducing those numbers, or the problems caused by excessive alcohol. Toby Talbot/AP hide caption

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Clinical specialist Catey Funaiock took notes while observing a 5-year-old boy at the Marcus Autism Center, part of Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, in September. David Goldman/AP hide caption

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Alice Snyder, with her parents Mary and Ryan, during a checkup with Dr. John Herzenberg, who treated her clubfoot without surgery. Jenny Gold/Kaiser Health News hide caption

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Choose wisely: What Mom eats during pregnancy can set the stage for obesity in her baby. Meg Vogel/NPR hide caption

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A baby born too soon continues to develop and grow inside an incubator at the neonatal ward of the Centre Hospitalier de Lens in Lens, northern France. Philippe Huguen/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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You tried burping. You tried bouncing. You tried swaddling. Now what? iStockphoto hide caption

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Lunch at the West Salem School District in Wisconsin. Michelle Kloser/ for NPR hide caption

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Marilyn Budzynski takes care of her 20-year-old son, Michael, in Eustis, Fla., in September. Michael suffers from Dravet syndrome, a severe form of epilepsy. Tom Benitez/MCT /Landov hide caption

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In a $16 billion deal this week, Japanese beverage giant Suntory announced it plans to purchase Beam Inc., maker of Jim Beam and owner of other popular bourbon brands, including Maker's Mark. Bruce Schreiner/AP hide caption

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