A new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention finds no link between the number of vaccinations a young child receives and the risk of developing autism spectrum disorders. Jeff J. Mitchell/Getty Images hide caption

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Number Of Early Childhood Vaccines Not Linked To Autism

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How Should We Be Talking About Sex?

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Survey: Parents Risk Babies' Health By Feeding Them Solid Food Too Early

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George McCann has been diagnosed with a subtype of bipolar disorder called the "fear of harm" profile, and finds that a prescribed dose of ketamine every few days alleviates his symptoms. Michael Rubenstein for NPR hide caption

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How An Unlikely Drug Helps Some Children Consumed By Fear

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Prepacked foods marketed for toddlers can have extremely high levels of sodium compared to the 1,500-milligram daily limit recommended by the American Heart Association Daniel M.N. Turner/NPR hide caption

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April DeBoer (second from left) sits with her adopted daughter Ryanne (left) and partner, Jayne Rowse (fourth from left), and her adopted sons Jacob (middle) and Nolan (right) at their home in Hazel Park, Mich. The lesbian couple's desire to adopt each other's children has grown into a potentially ground-breaking challenge to Michigan's ban on same-sex marriage. Paul Sancya/AP hide caption

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Parents are currently advised to switch toddlers to reduced-fat milk at age 2. David M. Goehring/Via Flickr hide caption

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Breast-feeding Mothers Living In First Food Deserts

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The anthrax vaccine has been given to more than 1 million adults in the military. But no one knows how well it would work in children. Randy Davey/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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Bioethics Panel Warns Against Anthrax Vaccine Testing On Kids

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Robert Monges, a coach for James Lick High School, checks tight end Dominic Brewster for a concussion during a football game played in Morgan Hill, Calif., in 2006. Patrick Tehan/San Jose Mercury News/MCT/Landov hide caption

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Lauren Fant winces as she receives her third and final shot of HPV vaccine from nurse Stephanie Pearson in Marietta, Ga., in 2007. John Amis/AP hide caption

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Emily Rapp is also the author of Poster Child, about a congenital birth defect that led to the amputation of her leg when she was a child, and about how she subsequently became a poster child for the March of Dimes. Anne Staveley/Penguin Press hide caption

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'Still Point': A Meditation On Mothering A Dying Child

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Can Just One Concussion Change the Brain?

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Ten milligram tablets of the prescription drug Adderall. The drug is used to treat ADHD and is used by some students to boost their academic performance. Jb Reed/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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