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Kindness Vs. Cruelty: Helping Kids Hear The Better Angels Of Their Nature

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A federally funded study is testing aerobic exercise as a way to prevent the development of Alzheimer's disease. Stewart Cohen/Getty Images hide caption

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Is Aerobic Exercise The Right Prescription For Staving Off Alzheimer's?

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A youth scouts for mud crabs and snakehead fish on the parched bed of Chembarambakkam Lake on the outskirts of Chennai, India. Arun Sankar/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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The Water Crisis In Chennai, India: Who's To Blame And How Do You Fix It?

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Researchers Explore Why Women's Alzheimer's Risk Is Higher Than Men's

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Federal Judge Orders Release Of Dataset Showing Drug Industry's Role In Opioid Crisis

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After Less Than A Year, Planned Parenthood Ousts Its President Leana Wen

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Bacteria (purple) in the bloodstream can trigger sepsis, a life-threatening illness. Steve Gschmeissner/ScienceSource hide caption

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Regulations That Mandate Sepsis Care Appear To Have Worked In New York

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As Federal Regulations Lag, States Take Action Against PFAS Chemicals

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Mixing Alcohol And Sun? Beware, A Buzz Begets A Faster Burn

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Taking care of a newborn can be relentless and at some point, many parents need the baby to sleep — alone and quietly — for a few hours. So what does science say about the controversial practice of sleep training? Scott Bakal for NPR hide caption

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Sleep Training Truths: What Science Can (And Can't) Tell Us About Crying It Out

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Hidden Brain: How People React To Election Interference By Foreign Countries

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Simple Ways To Prevent Falls In Older Adults

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Experiences Attempting Adoption: 'Excuse Me, May I Raise Your Child?'

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Dr. Mary Rice walks with Michael Howard at a Beth Israel Deaconess HealthCare clinic in Chealsea, Mass, as they test his oxygen levels with the addition of oxygen from a portable tank. He has COPD, a progressive lung disease that can be exacerbated by heat and humidity. Jesse Costa/WBUR hide caption

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Has Your Doctor Talked To You About Climate Change?

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Researchers are hoping to learn how to effectively convey information about people's risk for developing Alzheimer's disease, a dementia still without a cure. Thanasis Zovoilis/Getty Images hide caption

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A Genetic Test That Reveals Alzheimer's Risk Can Be Cathartic Or Distressing

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Nora Keegan, then in the fifth grade, presents her research findings in 2016. Courtesy of the Keegan family hide caption

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13-Year-Old Scientist's Research Shows Hand Dryers Can Hurt Kids' Ears

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Homeless residents often live outdoors in tents in rural Kentucky. Rarely pitched out in the open, like this one in Lexington, most are hidden in thick bushes of wooded areas. Mary Meehan/WEKU hide caption

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Unsheltered And Uncounted: Rural America's Hidden Homeless

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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Shines Spotlight On Acute Flaccid Myelitis

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