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Researchers Watch As Our Brains Turn Sounds Into Words

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The Institute of Medicine is reviewing how chronic fatigue syndrome is diagnosed and whether that label puts too much emphasis on fatigue over other significant symptoms. Daniel Horowitz for NPR hide caption

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Eighty percent of college students drink, and schools have had little success reducing those numbers, or the problems caused by excessive alcohol. Toby Talbot/AP hide caption

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No Surprises: Egyptian Military Endorses Its Chief For President

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Alexia is a condition often associated with the occipital lobe — the part of the brain that receives visual information. iStockphoto hide caption

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A Reading Teacher Who Lost The Ability To Read

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Coffee Myth-Busting: Cup Of Joe May Help Hydration And Memory

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Erick Munoz stands by a photo of his wife, Marlise Munoz, at home in Fort Worth, Texas, on Jan. 3. She is being kept on life support in a local hospital against the family's wishes. Fort Worth Star-Telegram/MCT via Getty Images hide caption

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Looks good. But maybe this time I'll stop at one. Kjersti Magnussen /Flickr hide caption

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Fear Of Fainting, Flight And Cheese: One Man's 'Age Of Anxiety'

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Editing Your Life's Stories Can Create Happier Endings

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