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Freya, a springer spaniel, is in training to detect malaria parasites in sock samples taken from children in Gambia. Two canine cohorts were used in a study on malaria detection. Durham University/Medical Detection Dogs/London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine hide caption

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Merck Pulls Out Of Agreement To Supply Life-Saving Vaccine To Millions Of Kids

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Dr. Paul Farmer examines a tuberculosis patient in Monrovia, Liberia. Katherine Kralievits / PIH hide caption

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Is The World Finally Ready To End The Deadliest Infectious Disease?

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World Leaders Pledge To Eradicate Tuberculosis

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Jean Couch, 75, perches on the edge of a chair at her home in Los Altos Hills, Calif. She teaches people the art of sitting in chairs without back pain. Erin Brethauer for NPR hide caption

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Can't Get Comfortable In Your Chair? Here's What You Can Do

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Viruses thrive in the security lines at airports, according to several studies. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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Where Are The Most Viruses In An Airport? Hint: It's Probably Not The Toilet

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Rosy does dishes — voluntarily. Getting the 2-year-old involved in chores did lead to the kitchen being flooded and dishes being broken. But now she is still eager to help. Michaeleen Doucleff/NPR hide caption

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To Fix That Pain In Your Back, You Might Have To Change The Way You Sit

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A mother holds her newborn twins at a Sri Krishna Medical College and Hospital, a public health facility in India. Paula Bronstein/The Verbatim Agency/Getty Images hide caption

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Gelmy, 9, and sister Alexa, 4, climbing trees in the backyard of their family home in the Yucatan Peninsula. Adriana Zehbrauskas for NPR hide caption

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A Lost Secret: How To Get Kids To Pay Attention

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How To Get Your Kids To Do Chores (Without Resenting It)

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Why It's Difficult For Viruses To Turn In To Deadly Pandemics

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Is Sleeping With Your Baby As Dangerous As Doctors Say?

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