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A colored computerized tomography (CT) scan of an axial section of the brain of a 59-year-old patient with a malignant (cancerous) glioblastoma brain tumor. Science Photo Library/Science Source hide caption

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Deadly Brain Cancers Act Like 'Vampires' By Hijacking Normal Cells To Grow

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Ric Peralta and his wife Lisa are both able to check Ric's blood sugar levels at any time, using the Dexcom app and an arm patch that measures the levels and sends the information wirelessly. Allison Zaucha for NPR hide caption

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It's Not Just Insulin: Diabetes Patients Struggle To Get Crucial Supplies

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In this March 28 photo, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses a campaign rally in Meerut. One of his efforts as prime minister has been to construct millions of toilets to reduce open defecation. Altaf Qadri/AP hide caption

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An employee handles sides of pork on a conveyor at a Smithfield Foods Inc. pork processing facility in Milan, Mo. Bloomberg/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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USDA Offers Pork Companies A New Inspection Plan, Despite Opposition

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In Mumbai, some prosperous neighborhoods sit alongside slums. This year's Gates report on progress toward eliminating poverty notes that there is vast inequality not only between nations, but within many of them. @johnny_miller_photography hide caption

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A group gathers at the state capitol in Austin, Texas, in May to protest abortion restrictions. In defiance of the state's ban on city funding of abortion providers, the Austin City Council has found a workaround to help women seeking the procedure. Eric Gay/AP hide caption

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As Texas Cracks Down On Abortion, Austin Votes To Help Women Defray Costs

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A survey of women ages 18 to 44 found that for an estimated 3.3 million women in that age group, were raped before they ever had a sexual encounter. Researchers say if the numbers included all women they'd be much higher. Aneta Pucia / EyeEm/Getty Images/EyeEm hide caption

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Bridget Desmukes (center) and her husband, Jeffrey, love having a big, active family. "The kids are always climbing on things, flipping all the time — it's not dull," she says, laughing. Because Desmukes had developed preeclampsia in a previous pregnancy, her OB-GYN recommended low-dose aspirin at her first prenatal appointment this past spring. Ryan Kellman/NPR hide caption

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A Daily Baby Aspirin Could Help Many Pregnancies And Save Lives

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Purdue Pharma headquarters in Stamford, Conn, shown last week. The company, which makes OxyContin and other drugs, filed court papers in New York on Sunday seeking Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. Frank Franklin II/AP hide caption

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A man exhales while smoking an e-cigarette. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said the state will issue an emergency regulation banning certain flavored products amid a health scare linked to vaping. Robert F. Bukaty/AP hide caption

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Visitors and park rangers at historic Fort Scott check out a medevac helicopter operated by Midwest AeroCare during the Kansas town's Good Ol' Days festival. Sarah Jane Tribble/Kaiser Health News hide caption

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Air Ambulances Woo Rural Consumers With Memberships That May Leave Them Hanging

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An FDA committee voted to approve Palforzia, a new treatment for peanut allergy. The treatment is a form of oral immunotherapy intended to desensitize the immune system to peanuts. Lauri Patterson/Getty Images hide caption

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