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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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Love your hair. Artists' depictions of a Neanderthal man and woman at the Neanderthal Museum in Mettmann, Germany. Martin Meissner/AP hide caption

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Neanderthal Genes Live On In Our Hair And Skin
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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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Clinical specialist Catey Funaiock took notes while observing a 5-year-old boy at the Marcus Autism Center, part of Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, in September. David Goldman/AP hide caption

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We know it's not really about Mr. Stork. But we might not be up to speed on key aspects of conception. Jens Bonnke/ImageZoo/Corbis hide caption

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Amanda Gerety, a staff nurse at Boston Medical Center, checks monitors that track patients' vital signs. Fewer beeps means crisis warnings are easier to hear, she says. Richard Knox/NPR hide caption

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Silencing Many Hospital Alarms Leads To Better Health Care
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How Parents And The Internet Transformed Clubfoot Treatment
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Researchers say that setting your thermostat a little lower can help you burn more calories. iStockphoto hide caption

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