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A new rule from the Food and Drug Administration could allow some American adults to buy hearing aids without costly doctor's visits as soon as October. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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Philosopher William MacAskill coined the term "longtermism" to convey the idea that humans have a moral responsibility to protect the future of humanity, prevent it from going extinct and create a better future for many generations to come. He outlines this concept in his new book, What We Owe the Future. Matt Crockett hide caption

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A package of Aviane birth control pills. The federal program known as Title X provides birth control, tests for sexually transmitted infections, and offers other reproductive health care for low-income patients. Crixell Matthews/VPM hide caption

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the Imvanex vaccine, used against monkeypox and often referred to as JYNNEOS, is manufactured by only one company: Denmark-based Bavarian Nordic. Global supplies are limited. Africa, where the current outbreak began, is shut out. Alain Jocard/Pool/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Is there enough monkeypox vaccine to go around? Maybe yes, more likely no

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Rural communities with struggling hospitals often turn to outside investors willing to take over their health care centers. Some are willing to sell the hospitals for next to nothing to companies that promise to keep them running. MEGAN JELINGER/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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After years of carrying medical debt from the premature birth of her daughter, Terri Logan recently discovered a nonprofit called RIP Medical Debt had paid off her bills. Juan Diego Reyes for KHN and NPR hide caption

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This group's wiped out $6.7 billion in medical debt, and it's just getting started

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Lillie, 68, Norbert, 70, and Lorenz Pechuli, 50: 'Ain't No Mountain High Enough'

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Albert Daniel Sanchez, 82: Eric Clapton's 'Tears in Heaven'

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Babies around the world evoke a special kind of language from grown-ups. Above: Photographer Sarah Waiswa, born in Uganda and now living in Kenya, made this photo of her daughter, Ria. Sarah Waiswa/@EverydayAfrica hide caption

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Scholars confirm what itsy bitsy babies around the world already know

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Supporters stand in front of a pile of fire burned wreckage at Knoxville's Planned Parenthood on Jan. 6. Brianna Paciorka/News Sentinel/USA Today Network via Reuters hide caption

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Life Kit: Survival 101 with Bear Grylls

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Abortion-rights advocates are using social media to reach young people who have more questions than ever about how to get an abortion. Leah Willingham/AP hide caption

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