Uncertainty about the future can raise stress levels, psychologists say. Here, students in Charlotte, N.C., hold hands during a Sept. 21 protest after Keith Lamont Scott was shot and killed by a police officer. Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Depression Strikes Today's Teen Girls Especially Hard

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About a quarter of people between the ages of 20 and 69 have some hearing loss, typically from everyday noises like lawn mowers and music. vitranc/Getty Images/iStockphoto hide caption

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Think Your Hearing's Great? You Might Want To Check It Out

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Monica Bill Barnes (left) and Anna Bass are offering literally breathtaking tours of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. Paula Lobo/The Metropolitan Museum of Art hide caption

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Raise Your (He)art Rate With A Workout At The Met

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Interval training includes bursts of high-intensity efforts sandwiched by periods of less activity. Jonathan Cohen/Flickr hide caption

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Does 1-Minute Interval Training Work? We Ask The Guy Who Tested It

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Escaping artificial light even for a winter weekend can reset sleep patterns for the better, researchers say. One good place to do it: Heliotrope Ridge near Mount Baker in Washington state. Christopher Kimmel/Aurora Open/Getty Images hide caption

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Which Genes Make You Taller? A Whole Bunch Of Them, It Turns Out

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Doctor Considers The Pitfalls Of Extending Life And Prolonging Death

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Generic drugs used for other conditions are being given a second look as cancer treatments. Katherine Streeter for NPR hide caption

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A Pinworm Medication Is Being Tested As A Potential Anti-Cancer Drug

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Researchers are trying to tease apart the reasons why girls are less likely to become scientists and engineers. Marc Romanelli/Getty Images/Blend Images hide caption

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Salma Shabaik holds her newborn son, Ali. When he was born, she held him naked against her bare skin, a practice called kangaroo care. Ali is wearing an ear cap to correct a lop ear. Morgan Walker for NPR hide caption

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Kangaroo Care Helps Preemies And Full Term Babies, Too

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