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Why Your Brain Has Trouble Bailing Out Of A Bad Plan

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Sales surged for guns, such as these seen at a show in Kenner, La., in late 2012, after the mass shooting in Newtown, Conn. Julie Dermansky/Corbis via Getty Images hide caption

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Hairdressers spend more time looking at the tops of heads than anyone else, so are well positioned to spot suspicious skin changes. CommerceandCultureAgency/Getty Images hide caption

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A JUUL e-cigarette for sale at Fast Eddie's Smoke Shop in Boston. The sleek devices are easy to conceal, which makes them popular with teenagers. Suzanne Kreiter/The Boston Globe via Getty Images hide caption

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Tylenol May Help Ease The Pain Of Hurt Feelings

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New Drugs Could Prevent Migraine Headaches For Some People

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Light Therapy Might Help People With Bipolar Depression

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If you're regularly checking your phone at night in a dark room, you're probably tricking your body into thinking it's still daytime. Artur Debat/Moment Editorial/Getty Images hide caption

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Apps Can Cut Blue Light From Devices, But Do They Help You Sleep?

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A chimpanzee skull, at left, and a human skull. Scientists are probing why our brains evolved so differently despite many similarities. D. Roberts/Science Photo Library/Getty Images hide caption

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Emily Blair, a medical assistant at the Colon, Stomach and Liver Center in Lansdowne, Va., takes a blood pressure reading for Robert Koenen. New guidelines say that patients should have their arm resting on a surface while taking a reading and both feet should be placed flat on the ground. Josh Loock/NPR hide caption

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Odds Are, They're Taking Your Blood Pressure All Wrong

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Increased Hours Online Correlate With An Uptick In Teen Depression, Suicidal Thoughts

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With Stricter Guidelines, Do You Have High Blood Pressure Now?

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Is There A Way To Keep Using Opioid Painkillers And Reduce Risk?

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Brain Scientists Look Beyond Opioids To Conquer Pain

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Kids who saw an ad for legal marijuana were more likely to report smoking it one year later, according to a Rand Corp. report. Tomas Rodriguez/Getty Images hide caption

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At a press conference in Japan on Monday, President Donald Trump blamed mental illness, not guns, for the Texas massacre. Anadolu Agency/Getty Images hide caption

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Texas Shooter's History Raises Questions About Mental Health And Mass Murder

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