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Taking care of a newborn can be relentless and at some point, many parents need the baby to sleep — alone and quietly — for a few hours. So what does science say about the controversial practice of sleep training? Scott Bakal for NPR hide caption

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Sleep Training Truths: What Science Can (And Can't) Tell Us About Crying It Out

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A nurse administers the rotavirus vaccine, given during the first year of a baby's life. Hector Retamal/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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It Looked As Though Millions Of Babies Would Miss Out On A Lifesaving Vaccine

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At a Feb. 21, 2018, Philippine Senate hearing in Manila on deaths linked to the dengue vaccine, families brought photos of children who had been vaccinated. Noel Celis /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Rush To Produce, Sell Vaccine Put Kids In Philippines At Risk

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Dengue Vaccine Controversy In The Philippines

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World's First Malaria Vaccine Launches In Sub-Saharan Africa

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Health Officials Warn The Measles Outbreak Is Accelerating

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A nurse prepares the measles, mumps and rubella vaccine at the Rockland County Health Department in Haverstraw, N.Y. Several measles outbreaks in New York state are contributing to this year's unusually high measles rates. Johannes Eisele/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Measles Outbreak 'Accelerates,' Health Officials Warn

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Teaching Kids To Control Their Anger

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Storytelling Instead Of Scolding: Inuit Say It Makes Their Children More Cool-Headed

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To tame your anger, it may help to take time to observe and name it. Ariel Davis for NPR hide caption

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Got Anger? Try Naming It To Tame It

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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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