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Swaddling and Shushing Help Soothe Babies After Vaccinations

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Abby Mahoney, 13, has Asperger's syndrome. She says she has memorized nearly everything there is to know about Star Wars. Her enthusiasm for the subject helped make her the target of a bullying boy. Courtesy of the Mahoney family hide caption

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Children With Autism Are Often Targeted By Bullies

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2 Years On, Gulf Families, Businesses Holding On

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Carrying 'Dreams': Why Women Become Surrogates

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Rice farmer Alexi Rochnel shows his blank cholera vaccination card. April is the beginning of Haiti's rainy season, which will likely intensify Haiti's cholera outbreak. John W. Poole/NPR hide caption

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Connor Galloway, age 12, was found dead in his bedroom with a belt looped around his neck. Connor's friends admitted to his mother that they'd been talking about playing "the choking game." Courtesy of the Galloway family hide caption

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Deadly 'Choking Game' Comes With Big Risks

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The Key To Keeping Lice At Bay? A Lot Of Hot Air

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Sexual Abuse: What Finally Made It 'Ok To Tell'

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A schoolboy with a cochlear implant listens to his teacher during lessons at a school for the hearing impaired in Germany. The implants have dramatically changed the way deaf children learn and transition out of schools for the deaf and into classrooms with non-disabled students. Eckehard Schulz/AP hide caption

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Cochlear Implants Redefine What It Means To Be Deaf

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On days she comes to school hungry, K. Suchitra (center) knows she can eat at school. Ryan Lobo for NPR hide caption

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Indian Engineers Build A Stronger Society With School Lunch Program

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