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Distracted driving is a growing problem, accounting for at least 12 percent of road crashes worldwide. Young men are more likely to be distracted, a study finds. Kathleen Finlay/Cultura RF/Getty Images hide caption

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Mileha Soneji: Can Simple Innovations Improve The Lives of Parkinson's Patients?

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Amos Winter: How Do You Build An All-Terrain Wheelchair For Under $200?

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Greg Miller shows the Suboxone medication in 2016 that he has taken daily for his addiction to painkillers. Ricky Carioti/The Washington Post/Getty Images hide caption

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More than 30,000 people a year are killed by gun violence, including 50 killed near the Los Vegas strip last month where this makeshift memorial stands. Drew Angerer/Getty Images hide caption

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What If We Treated Gun Violence Like A Public Health Crisis?

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Yaritza Martinez holds her son, Yariel, during a visit to Children's National Health System in Washington D.C. She was infected with the Zika virus while pregnant, but Yariel seems to be doing fine. Selena Simmons-Duffin/WAMU hide caption

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A Baby Exposed To Zika Virus Is Doing Well, One Year Later

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With Stricter Guidelines, Do You Have High Blood Pressure Now?

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Is There A Way To Keep Using Opioid Painkillers And Reduce Risk?

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Brain Scientists Look Beyond Opioids To Conquer Pain

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Scientists Start To Tease Out The Subtler Ways Racism Hurts Health

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Kids who saw an ad for legal marijuana were more likely to report smoking it one year later, according to a Rand Corp. report. Tomas Rodriguez/Getty Images hide caption

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