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The Nashik Civil District Hospital is a government facility about 100 miles outside Mumbai. The director, Dr. Suresh Jagdale, acknowledges that the mortality rate is higher than that of private hospitals, but he says he's proud to offer free health treatment to India's poor. Lauren Frayer/NPR hide caption

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India Aims For The World's Biggest Health Care Overhaul

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Vaginal pain and dryness are common symptoms of menopause. Recent research suggests certain types of laser treatment might help when hormones don't. Tim Pannell/Fuse/Getty Images 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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When a teen's symptoms of depression improve as a result of treatment, it's more likely that their parent's mood lifts, too, new research shows. Roy Scott/Getty Images/Ikon Images hide caption

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Treating Teen Depression Might Improve Mental Health Of Parents, Too

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Bea and Doug Duncan outside their home in Natick, Mass. The coaching they got from the Community Reinforcement and Family Training program, they say, gave them tools to help their son Jeff stick to his recovery from drug use. He's 28 now and has been sober for nine years. Robin Lubbbock/WBUR hide caption

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Women protest in Buenos Aires on Thursday in support of decriminalizing abortion as Argentine lawmakers debated the measure, which was defeated in the Senate. Natacha Pisarenko/AP hide caption

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For Abortion Activists In Argentina, A Campaign Waged Online Faces A Disconnect

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Changes from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services could affect how some hospitals operate. David Sacks/Getty Images hide caption

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Cashiers, cooks, delivery people, fast-food workers and their supporters rallied outside New York City Hall in 2017. Their influential union, the Service Employees International Union, also includes about half a million home health aides. Pacific Press/LightRocket/Getty Images hide caption

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A study published Wednesday suggests men who wear briefs — tight-fitting underwear — have sperm counts that are, on average, 17 percent lower than men who wear boxers. Michael Cogliantry/Getty Images hide caption

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Inducing labor at 39 weeks may involve IV medications and continuous fetal monitoring. But if the pregnancy is otherwise uncomplicated, mother and baby can do just fine, the latest evidence suggests. Loic Venance/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Pregnancy Debate Revisited: To Induce Labor, Or Not?

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Drug costs are the fastest growing part of state Medicaid budgets. asiseeit/Getty Images hide caption

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States Question Costs Of Middlemen That Manage Medicaid Drug Benefits

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