Surprising Depression Treatments Show Promise

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Chris Stephens, 28, who has been battling depression all of his life, plays with his dogs at home in Concord, Calif., on Friday. After a dose of ketamine, Stephens says, "I actually wanted to do things. I wanted to live life." Lianne Milton for NPR hide caption

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'I Wanted To Live': New Depression Drugs Offer Hope For Toughest Cases

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While talking with the media outside the Exciting Idlewild Baptist Church in Lutz, Fla., on Sunday, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich called for a commission to look at new rules for clinics that perform in vitro fertilization. Matt Rourke/AP hide caption

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Ketamine has been used as an anesthetic for decades. It's also a widely popular but illegal club drug known as "Special K." When administered in low doses, patients report a rapid reduction in depression symptoms. Huw Golledge/flickr hide caption

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Could A Club Drug Offer 'Almost Immediate' Relief From Depression?

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Stem Cell Eye Therapy Shows Promise

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Shannon Earle holds her new baby Kiera Breen Earle, moments after she was born at their home last year. Amanda Steen/NPR hide caption

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Home Births Grow More Popular In U.S.

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Start Early To Curb Heart Risks For A Lifetime

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Sue Freeman, 78, checks her email at her home in Laguna Beach, Calif., on Saturday. She says her eyesight improved markedly since she received an experimental stem-cell procedure last July. Melissa Forsyth for NPR hide caption

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First Hints That Stem Cells Can Help Patients Get Better

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The antidepressant Prozac selectively targets the chemical serotonin. Paul S. Howell/Getty Images hide caption

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When It Comes To Depression, Serotonin Isn't The Whole Story

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Administration Stands Firm On Birth Control Coverage

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