Jonathan Coleman and his son compare graphene-infused Silly Putty (left) with the unadulterated kids stuff. Naoise Culhane/Amber Center, Trinity College Dublin hide caption

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Retired Coal Miners At Risk Of Losing Promised Health Coverage And Pensions

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Life Expectancy In U.S. Drops For First Time In Decades, Report Finds

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Rep. Tim Murphy, R-Pa., Sen. Chris Murphy D-Conn., Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson, D-Texas, Rep. Fred Upton, R-Mich., and Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., called for Senate passage of the 21st Century Cures Act on Monday. Alex Wong/Getty Images hide caption

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A Brighter Outlook Could Translate To A Longer Life

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Kara Salim, 26, got out of the Marion County, Indiana, jail in 2015 with a history of domestic-violence charges, bipolar disorder and alcoholism — and without Medicaid coverage. As a result, she couldn't afford the fees for court-ordered therapy. Philip Scott Andrews for KHN hide caption

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Signed Out Of Prison But Not Signed Up For Health Insurance

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If you haven't had at least seven hours of sleep in the last 24, you probably shouldn't be behind the wheel, traffic safety data suggests. Katja Kircher/Maskot/Getty Images hide caption

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Drivers Beware: Crash Rate Spikes With Every Hour Of Lost Sleep

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Emmanuelle Charpentier (left) and Jennifer Doudna have a case for being the inventors of CRISPR-cas9, a transformative tool for gene editing. Miguel Riopa/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Scientists Battle In Court Over Lucrative Patents For Gene-Editing Tool

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While incarcerated, Mark Baskerville says he suffered five diabetic comas. He says he's now doing a better job of managing his health. Rae Ellen Bichell/NPR hide caption

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Helping Ex-Inmates Stay Out Of The ER Brings Multiple Benefits

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The HPV vaccine has reduced the prevalence of the cancer-causing human papillomavirus by as much as 65 percent among those who are vaccinated. Matthew Busch for The Washington Post/Getty Images hide caption

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Advice For Doctors Talking To Parents About HPV Vaccine: Make It Brief

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House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy has supported the repeal of the Affordable Care Act, despite health coverage it has brought to many of his constituents. Andrew Harnik/AP hide caption

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Rep. Tim Murphy, R-Pa., embraces Rep. Fred Upton, R-Mich., during a media briefing about the 21st Century Cures Act on Capitol Hill on Nov. 30. Susan Walsh/AP hide caption

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Drugstore shelves carry medications approved by the Food and Drug Administration as well as unregulated supplements and homeopathic remedies. Christopher Dilts/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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Zap! Magnet Study Offers Fresh Insights Into How Memory Works

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