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Jeannine sorts through a binder of writing assignments from her therapy. In keeping a journal about her past experiences with pain, she noticed that the pain symptoms began when she was around 8 — a time of escalating family trauma at home. Jessica Pons for NPR hide caption

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Can You Reshape Your Brain's Response To Pain?

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Accumulated Mutations Create A Cellular Mosaic In Our Bodies

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Well-kept parks, clean air and water, safe and friendly neighborhoods: these and many other factors outside our control contribute to health. WIN-Initiative/Getty Images/WIN-Initiative RM hide caption

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The genetic variation Chinese scientist He Jiankui was trying to re-create when he edited twin girls' DNA may be more harmful than helpful to health overall, a new study says. Anthony Kwan/Bloomberg/Getty Images hide caption

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2 Chinese Babies With Edited Genes May Face Higher Risk Of Premature Death

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Talking about sex and consent can be awkward, but it's important — learning to do it better can help make sure that everyone is on the same page and also that you have the kind of sex that you want to have, whether that involves handcuffs or not. Nicole Xu for NPR hide caption

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How To Talk About Sex (And Consent): 4 Lessons From The Kink Community

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New research shows that daily light walking is important for maintaining health as you age. But if you can't hit 10,000 steps, don't worry. Peter Muller/Getty Images/Cultura RF hide caption

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10,000 Steps A Day? How Many You Really Need To Boost Longevity

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Chronic stress at work can lead to burnout, a syndrome defined by the World Health Organization as including depleted energy, exhaustion, negativity, cynicism and reduced productivity. baona/Getty Images hide caption

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WHO Redefines Burnout As A 'Syndrome' Linked To Chronic Stress At Work

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Charges for nitrous oxide during labor and delivery haven't been standardized. Courtesy of Kara Jo Prestrud, Birth Made Beautiful hide caption

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Bill Of The Month: $4,836 Charge For Laughing Gas During Childbirth Is No Joke

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Reporter Jenny Gold and her husband, Alex Gourse, with their newborn son at Prentice Women's Hospital in Chicago two days after his birth. Courtesy of Bella Baby Photography hide caption

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I Went Through My Pregnancy With Strangers. It Was The Best Decision I Could've Made

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Infants' Tylenol comes with a dosing syringe, while Children's Tylenol has a plastic cup. Both contain the same concentration of the active ingredient, acetaminophen. Ryan Kellman/NPR hide caption

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Tylenol For Infants And Children Is The Same. Why Does 1 Cost 3 Times More?

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Having a purpose in life, whether building guitars or swimming or volunteer work, affects your health, researchers found. It even appeared to be more important for decreasing risk of death than exercising regularly. Dean Mitchell/Getty Images hide caption

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About two years ago, Alphonso Evans went to the hospital for what he thought was just another bladder infection and ended up in intensive care. In an effort to combat antibiotic-resistant superbugs, scientists have created "living antibiotics" made of viruses that have been genetically modified using the gene-editing tool CRISPR. Rob Stein/NPR hide caption

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Scientists Modify Viruses With CRISPR To Create New Weapon Against Superbugs

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How The Brain Shapes Pain And Links Ouch With Emotion

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A new book, Bottle of Lies, reveals serious safety and purity concerns about the global generic-drug supply. Tetra Images/Getty Images hide caption

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The Generic Drugs You're Taking May Not Be As Safe Or Effective As You Think

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Dr. Randall Bly, an assistant professor of otolaryngology-head and neck surgery at the University of Washington School of Medicine who practices at Seattle Children's Hospital, uses the experimental smartphone app and a paper funnel to check his daughter's ear. Dennis Wise/University of Washington hide caption

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