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Rodent trainer Neema Justin, 33, shares a moment with an African giant pouched rat after an exercise in detecting illegal wildlife products at the Apopo training facility in Morogoro, Tanzania. Apopo's staff often form close bonds with their rats. Tommy Trenchard/for NPR hide caption

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Some people get obsessed with romance and fantasy novels. What's the science behind this kind of guilty pleasure? proxyminder/Getty Images/E+ hide caption

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pleasure

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Malcolm Reid at home in Decatur, Georgia, with his dog, Sampson. Reid, who recently marked his 66th birthday and the anniversary of his HIV diagnosis, is part of a growing group of people 50 and older living with the virus. Sam Whitehead/KFF Health News hide caption

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People with HIV are aging, and the challenges are piling up

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Friday

Books sit on a shelf at a clinic that provides abortion care on April 30, in Jacksonville, Fla. A six-week abortion ban that Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signed went into effect on May 1. Joe Raedle/Getty Images North America hide caption

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Abortion bans that grant exceptions to 'save the life of the mother' are a gray area

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A health officer collects ducks to be killed at a farm north of Bangkok during Thailand's bird flu outbreak in the early 2000s. A massive culling of fowl was part of the country's strategy to quash the virus. Stringer/AFP/via Getty Images hide caption

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Exercise, nutritious diet and good sleep all support your metabolic health, which Dr. Casey Means argues is key to preventing chronic disease. pixdeluxe/Getty Images/E+ hide caption

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Thursday

Demonstrators hold an abortion-rights rally outside the Supreme Court on March 26 as the justices of the court heard oral arguments in Food and Drug Administration v. Alliance for Hippocratic Medicine. Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images hide caption

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PROVIDERS RESPOND TO MIFEPRISTONE RULING

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In modern times, malaria is thought of as a tropical disease but evidence from ancient bones reveals a different narrative. Above: In Ambowuha, Ethiopia, Birtukan Demissie and her siblings are protected from mosquitoes that carry the disease with a bed net. Joining them is the family cat. Louise Gubb/Corbis Historical via Getty Images hide caption

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The abortion drug Mifepristone, which was approved by the FDA, is part of a two-drug regimen to induce an abortion in the first trimester of pregnancy. The Supreme Court's decision will keep the drug on sale for now. Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images North America hide caption

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Supreme Court rejects challenge to FDA's approval of mifepristone

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MDMA or ecstasy is under consideration for FDA approval for treating PTSD but it's future is uncertain. MirageC/Getty Images/Moment RF hide caption

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Will MDMA's setback derail psychedelics research?

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This illustration shows how the thin film of sensors could be applied to the brain before surgery. Courtesy of the Integrated Electronics and Biointerfaces Laboratory hide caption

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Brain sensor

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Wednesday

People participate in a mass yoga session on International Yoga Day in Times Square on June 21, 2023 in New York City. The CDC finds about 1 in 6 adults in the U.S. practice yoga. Spencer Platt/Getty Images hide caption

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A new study looks at the roles that African and European genetic ancestries can play in Black Americans' risk for some brain disorders. TEK Image/Science Photo Library/Getty Images hide caption

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African ancestry genes may be linked to Black Americans' risk for some brain disorders

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A proposed new rule would ban medical debt from credit reports. Smith Collection/Gado/Getty Images hide caption

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Medical debt announcement

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