Pregnant doctors are less likely than other women to deliver their babies via C-section, recent research suggests. Economists say that may be because the physician patients feel more empowered to question the obstetrician. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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We know you'd rather skip the fasting and bowel prep. But that's the way we've always done it. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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What should parents be told before their premature infants participate in a clinical study? iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Where a boy is born has a big influence on whether he'll be circumcised, data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show. CDC hide caption

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The active ingredient in Propecia, a baldness remedy approved by the Food and Drug Administration in 1997, is showing new promise as a way to prevent some prostate cancers. AP hide caption

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Speech-language pathologists Jill Tullman (left) and Mendi Carroll (right) work with Bryce Vernon at Talking with Technology Camp in Empire, Colo., on July 25. Kristen Kidd/KCFR News hide caption

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Could the images common in accounts of near-death experiences be explained by a rush of electrical activity in the brain? Odina/iStockphoto.com hide caption

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