Vitamin E has been associated with increased risk of death in some studies, but it may also delay cognitive decline in Alzheimer's disease. iStockphoto hide caption

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FDA Weighs Restrictions, Possible Ban On Menthol Cigarettes

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Could a countdown to death help you lead a more ecstatic life? Daniel Horowitz for NPR hide caption

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Nothing Focuses The Mind Like The Ultimate Deadline: Death

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Family spokesman Omari Sealey makes a statement to the media regarding the condition of his niece Jahi McMath on Monday, in Oakland, Calif. Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP hide caption

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People drew maps of body locations where they feel basic emotions (top row) and more complex ones (bottom row). Hot colors show regions that people say are stimulated during the emotion. Cool colors indicate deactivated areas. Image courtesy of Lauri Nummenmaa, Enrico Glerean, Riitta Hari, and Jari Hietanen. hide caption

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Almost half of high-schoolers have had sexual intercourse, but teens almost never ask their doctors about sexual health. Nicole Young/iStockphoto hide caption

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Studies suggest cinnamon can help control blood sugar, but if you want to incorporate more of this spice in your diet, consider using the Ceylon variety. iStockphoto hide caption

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Cinnamon Can Help Lower Blood Sugar, But One Variety May Be Best

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Timothy Webb and other advocates protest the cost of HIV drugs manufactured by the pharmaceutical company Gilead outside an AIDS conference in Atlanta in March. Gilead is making a new hepatitis C drug, Sovaldi. John Amis/AP Images for AIDS Healthcare Foundation hide caption

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$1,000 Pill For Hepatitis C Spurs Debate Over Drug Prices

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Texas state Sen. Wendy Davis filibustered for 11 hours against sweeping restrictions on abortion back in June, becoming a hero for abortion rights activists. Eric Gay/AP hide caption

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Abortion Rights Groups Say It's Time To Stop Playing Defense

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In Virginia this summer, Arlington Public Schools transported students in poor neighborhoods to community libraries for group readings. Studies say children from low-income families may hear roughly 30 million fewer words by age 3 than their more affluent peers. Bill O'Leary/The Washington Post/Getty Images hide caption

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Closing The 'Word Gap' Between Rich And Poor

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Helping Families Have The Most Difficult Conversation

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