Traditional warning labels on medicine boxes tend to be long on confusing language, critics say, but short on helpful numbers. iStockphoto hide caption

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How Well Does A Drug Work? Look Beyond The Fine Print

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Dr. Donald Brown inoculated Kelly Kent with the HPV vaccine in his Chicago office in the summer of 2006 — not long after the first version of the vaccine reached the market. Charles Rex Arbogast/AP hide caption

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Walt Whitman High School's Caroline Schweitzer runs through a host of Severna Park High School defenders during a semifinal game in Maryland's Class 4A/3A lacrosse tournament in May. Toni L. Sandys/The Washington Post/Getty Images hide caption

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Brian Zikmund-Fisher with his wife, Naomi, and daughter, Eve, in 1999, after he had a bone marrow transplant. He says he made the decision to have the treatment based on factors he couldn't quantify. Courtesy of Brian Zikmund-Fisher hide caption

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What The Odds Fail To Capture When A Health Crisis Hits

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Big Data Peeps At Your Medical Records To Find Drug Problems

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Texas gubernatorial hopeful and state Sen. Wendy Davis came to prominence when she opposed legislation restricting abortions. The bill eventually became law and is now blamed for the closure of abortion clinics across the state. LM Otero/AP hide caption

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Head Scientist At CDC Weighs Costs Of Recent Lab Safety Breaches

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Skimping On Sleep Can Stress Body And Brain

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