Autism Risks: Genes May Not Play Biggest Role
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Indian schoolchildren write English alphabets on slates at a primary school outside Hyderabad in June. India is on track to overtake China as the most populous nation in just 16 years. Noah Seelam/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Dr. Sandrine Courtial examines 3.5-month-old Ayline Alhas at the Centre de Protection Maternelle et Infantile (PMI) in Savigny-sur-Orge, France, before giving her a vaccination. Ayline's mother, Melissa, has been bringing her in for free well-child check-ups since her birth. Olivier Pascaud for NPR hide caption

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Egalite For Bebe? France's Free Child Clinics At Risk
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McDonald's Courts Mom Bloggers When Changing The Menu
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McDonald's Courts Mom Bloggers
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Bowing To Pressure, McDonald's Makes Happy Meals More Healthful
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What Works For Overweight And Obese Children
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Levi Aron, left, is arraigned in Brooklyn criminal court Thursday, July 14, 2011, in New York. Aron, 35, is charged with luring 8-year-old Leiby Kletzky to his home on Monday, and then smothering him and chopping him up when he learned that a search was under way for the missing child. Detectives found the boy's feet in Aron's freezer. Louis Lanzano/AP hide caption

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Independence For Kids: When To Give It And How Much
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In the U.S., children typically receive vaccines for diseases such as mumps, measles, rubella and tetanus. Dmitry Naumov/iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Should People Who Refuse Vaccines Pay A Price?
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How To Help Teens Recognize Dating Violence
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