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The American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology says suggestions that a medical abortion can be reversed after more than an hour has passed aren't supported by scientific evidence. Roy Scott/Ikon Images/Getty Images hide caption

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One of the Trump administration's proposals would change the prices Medicare pays for certain prescription drugs by factoring in the average prices Europeans pay for the same medicines. Simon Dawson/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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A growing number of women are incarcerated in the U.S. and many of them give birth in prison or jail. Image Source/Getty Images/Image Source hide caption

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Pregnant Behind Bars: What We Do And Don't Know About Pregnancy And Incarceration

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Authorities intercepted a woman using this drug kit in preparation for shooting up a mix of heroin and fentanyl inside a Walmart bathroom last month in Manchester, N.H. Fentanyl offers a particularly potent high but also can shut down breathing in under a minute. Salwan Georges/Washington Post/Getty Images hide caption

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Fentanyl-Linked Deaths: The U.S. Opioid Epidemic's Third Wave Begins

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The new strategy of some health plans for state employees is to pay hospitals a certain percentage above the basic Medicare reimbursement rate. It allows hospitals a small profit, the states say, while reducing costs to states and patients. shapecharge/Getty Images hide caption

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Dr. Hillary Tamar, who's in the second year of her family medicine residency in Phoenix, is part of a new generation of doctors who are committed to treating addiction. Jackie Hai/KJZZ hide caption

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Aspiring Doctors Seek Advanced Training In Addiction Medicine

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A chimpanzee hugs her newborn at Burgers' Zoo in Arnhem, Netherlands, in 2010. Over the course of his long career, primatologist Frans de Waal has become convinced that primates and other animals express emotions similar to human emotions. AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Sex, Empathy, Jealousy: How Emotions And Behavior Of Other Primates Mirror Our Own

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The reality of electronic medical records has yet to live up to the promise. suedhang/Getty Images/Cultura RF hide caption

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Why The Promise Of Electronic Health Records Has Gone Unfulfilled

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Dr. Homer Venters, the former head of New York City's correctional health services, says that inmates held in solitary confinement cells, such as the Rikers Island cell shown above, have a higher risk of committing self-harm. Bebeto Matthews/AP hide caption

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Former Physician At Rikers Island Exposes Health Risks Of Incarceration

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For people with a rare condition known as misophonia, certain sounds like slurping, chewing, tapping and clicking can elicit intense feelings of rage or panic. Photo illustration by Meredith Rizzo/NPR hide caption

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Misophonia: When Life's Noises Drive You Mad

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Various forms of dementia can take very different courses, so it's important to get the right diagnosis. Mehau Kulyk/Science Source hide caption

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Is It Alzheimer's Or Another Dementia? The Right Answer Matters

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Shawn Esco brings his dog Nibbler to a park in Jackson, Miss. He's was diagnosed with HIV 11 years ago and has stayed healthy, but the same can't be said of many of the other HIV-positive people in his life. L. Kasimu Harris for NPR hide caption

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Ending HIV In Mississippi Means Cutting Through Racism, Poverty And Homophobia

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Federal records show that the average fine for a health or safety infraction by a nursing home dropped to $28,405 under the Trump administration, down from $41,260 in 2016, President Obama's final year in office. Fancy/Veer/Corbis/Getty Images hide caption

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During the era that social media and smartphones has risen, depression and stress among young people has also risen. Roy James Shakespeare/Getty Images hide caption

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A Rise In Depression Among Teens And Young Adults Could Be Linked To Social Media Use

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There can be as many as 35 different inactive ingredients inside a medicine. Monty Rakusen/Getty Images hide caption

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Overlooked Ingredients In Medicines Can Sometimes Trigger Side Effects

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There was an uproar in 2018 when a scientist in China, He Jiankui, announced that he had successfully used CRISPR to edit the genes of twin girls when they were embryos. Prominent scientists hope to stop further attempts at germline editing, at least for now. Mark Schiefelbein/AP hide caption

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Scientists Call For Global Moratorium On Creating Gene-Edited Babies

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