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Two Parents On Raising Their "Micro-Preemie" Daughter And Her Fight For Survival

Juniper French was born four months early, weighing just over one-pound at birth. Her parents, journalists Kelley and Thomas French, tell the story of her fight for survival and the challenges and rewards of raising a "micro-preemie."

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What We Should Do About The Rise Of Antibiotic-Resistant Superbugs

Antibiotic resistance kills 700,000 people a year worldwide. For the first time, the U.N. General Assembly is considering taking action.

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Flabby And Fertile: How Men Age Could Be Huge For Humans

When men put on a gut and grow love handles it's not such a bad thing, according to a Yale anthropologist. That pudge might help them reproduce and pass on longevity genes to their offspring.
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Doctors Who Treat Opioid Addiction Often See Very Few Patients

It can be very hard to find medication-assisted treatment for opioid addiction, but most doctors who provide it do so for just a small number of patients, a study finds.
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Weight Loss On Your Wrist? Fitness Trackers May Not Help

Researchers were surprised that the young adults given fitness trackers lost less weight than their peers who didn't have the gizmos. Maybe they're not as motivating as we hope.
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Tax Rule Limits Care For Chronic Ills Under High-Deductible Health Plans

The IRS limits health plans linked to health savings accounts from covering most care until the deductible is paid off. Proposed legislation would expand what's allowed before that happens.
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Reporter's Notebook: Pregnant And Caught In Zika Test Limbo

Pregnant women in South Florida can get free Zika tests through the state's health department. But delays in getting back the results are heightening worries and may affect medical options.
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Miami Neighborhood Declared Zika Free As CDC Lifts Warning

In Miami, officials touted the good news that the first area in the continental U.S. with local transmission of Zika, the Wynwood neighborhood, has had no cases for 45 days. The news comes as a second area with local Zika transmission on Miami Beach was expanded after new cases were found.
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When Blind People Do Algebra, The Brain's Visual Areas Light Up

A study of 17 people who have been blind since birth found that areas of the brain usually devoted to visual information become active when a blind person is solving math problems.
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Mother Kills Her Children And Herself; Chinese Bloggers Ask Why

They're wondering about the impact of the family's poverty on the tragic turn of events — and whether the government does enough to help the impoverished.

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