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Advice From Patients On A Study's Design Makes For Better Science

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Kevin Jones: Can Embracing Uncertainty Lead To Better Medicine?

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Andie Vaught grasps a stress toy in the shape of a truck as she prepares to have blood drawn as part of a clinical trial for a Zika vaccine at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Md., in November 2016. Allison Shelley/The Washington Post/Getty Images hide caption

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The Trump administration has reversed federal guidance that directed public schools to allow students to use the restrooms and locker rooms that corresponded to their gender identities. Sara D. Davis/Getty Images hide caption

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Does Testosterone Improve Older Men's Health? It Depends

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Each year thousands of people from around the world tour the Gomantong Cave in Borneo. Although scientists have found a potentially dangerous virus in bats that roost in the cave, no one has ever gotten sick from a trip here. Razis Nasri hide caption

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The Next Pandemic Could Be Dripping On Your Head

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Can Poetry Keep You Young? Science Is Still Out, But The Heart Says Yes

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Got Back Pain? Try Yoga Or Massage Before Reaching For The Pills

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