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This computer-enhanced barium contrast X-ray shows colon cancer in red. Researchers have been trying to figure out what looks to be a decade-long rise in colon cancer among people younger than 50. Scott Camazine/Science Source hide caption

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Dr. C. David Molina reviewing medical records in the 1980s. He was a doctor first, then a health insurer. Courtesy of Molina Healthcare hide caption

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This CEO's Small Insurance Firm Mostly Turned A Profit Under Obamacare. Here's How

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A computer analysis found that people with the same name were more likely to share similar expressions around their eyes and mouths, areas of the face that are easier to adjust. Courtesy of the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology hide caption

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A Medicine That Blunts The Buzz Of Alcohol Can Help Drinkers Cut Back

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Nancy Roach at a conference in 2016. She's long worked as a patient's advocate and recently teamed up with scientists to help improve the design of studies, as well as to improve clinical care. Andrew Wortmann/Courtesy of Fight Colorectal Cancer hide caption

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Advice From Patients On A Study's Design Makes For Better Science

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Kevin Jones: Can Embracing Uncertainty Lead To Better Medicine?

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Andie Vaught grasps a stress toy in the shape of a truck as she prepares to have blood drawn as part of a clinical trial for a Zika vaccine at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Md., in November 2016. Allison Shelley/The Washington Post/Getty Images hide caption

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The Trump administration has reversed federal guidance that directed public schools to allow students to use the restrooms and locker rooms that corresponded to their gender identities. Sara D. Davis/Getty Images hide caption

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A Planned Parenthood sign in Dallas. A federal judge has temporarily blocked an attempt by Texas officials that would have removed Medicaid funds from Planned Parenthood clinics in the state. LM Otero/AP hide caption

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Several new studies show mixed results for men taking testosterone supplements. Garo/Phanie/Passage/Getty Images hide caption

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Does Testosterone Improve Older Men's Health? It Depends

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Each year thousands of people from around the world tour the Gomantong Cave in Borneo. Although scientists have found a potentially dangerous virus in bats that roost in the cave, no one has ever gotten sick from a trip here. Razis Nasri hide caption

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The Next Pandemic Could Be Dripping On Your Head

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