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Alan Hoffman, shown with his wife, Nancy, at their home in Dumfries, Va., found that his Parkinson's symptoms improved when he took a cancer drug. Claire Harbage for NPR hide caption

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Can A Cancer Drug Reverse Parkinson's Disease And Dementia?

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Ductal carcinoma in situ sometimes can turn into invasive breast cancer, but there's currently no test that can tell when it's dangerous and when it's not. Steve Gschmeissner/Science Photo Library/Corbis hide caption

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Ovarian tissue containing hundreds of small resting eggs is prepared to be transplanted back after cancer treatment. Courtesy of Claus Yding Andersen hide caption

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Freezing Ovaries Before Cancer Treatment May Preserve Fertility

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Studies May Overstate The Benefits of Talk Therapy For Depression

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Club Drug Ketamine Gains Traction As A Treatment For Depression

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The Essure contraceptive device is placed in the fallopian tubes, where it causes scarring that blocks sperm from reaching eggs. Courtesy of Bayer HealthCare hide caption

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FDA Revisits Safety Of Essure Contraceptive Device

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Aspirin can lower the risk of heart attacks, but there's concern that it's being overused. Jim DeLillo/iStockphoto hide caption

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Panel Says Aspirin Lowers Heart Attack Risk For Some

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