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Brain Cells 'Geotag' Memories To Cache What Happened — And Where

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Hormones clearly influence a women's health, but figuring out how is a tricky business. Andrew Ostrovsky/iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Children under age 2 can reason abstractly, researchers say. Jandrie Lombard/iStock hide caption

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In Pregnancy, What's Worse? Cigarettes Or The Nicotine Patch?

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Gary Mihelish and his wife now teach classes for families that are coping with mental illness. Courtesy of Gary Mihelish hide caption

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Caring For A Schizophrenic Son, Worrying About The Future

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Researchers stroked babies' faces with a paintbrush while they watched the same thing happening to a baby in a video. How long the babies in the experiment watched the screen gave clues to what they were thinking. Courtesy of Maria Laura Filippetti hide caption

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A hearse leaves the Deeds family home in Millboro, Va., on Tuesday, after 24-year-old Austin "Gus" Deeds died in an apparent suicide. Don Petersen/AP hide caption

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Gut Bacteria Might Guide The Workings Of Our Minds

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President Obama has pledged millions of dollars to fuel research into understanding the workings of the human brain. Zephyr/Science Source hide caption

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Federal Brain Science Project Aims To Restore Soldiers' Memory

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When researchers at Weill Cornell Medical College scanned teenage brains, they found that the area that regulates emotional responses has to work harder to keep impulses in check. Courtesty Kristina Caudle/Developmental Neuroscience hide caption

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The Case Against Brain Scans As Evidence In Court

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Military Women Combat Challenges in Service

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Ronald Heifetz draws on his training as a psychiatrist to coach aspiring leaders at Harvard's John F. Kennedy School of Government. Ben de la Cruz/NPR hide caption

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Lessons In Leadership: It's Not About You. (It's About Them)

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The mental health parity law passed in 2008, but it didn't cover people in smaller health plans. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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White House Releases Long-Awaited Rules On Mental Health

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In epilepsy, the normal behavior of brain neurons is disturbed. The drug valproic acid appears to help the brain replenish a key chemical, preventing seizures. David Mack/Science Source hide caption

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