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Andrew Witty, CEO of GlaxoSmithKline, says that better control of infectious diseases in Africa is allowing chronic diseases to come to the surface. Mark Lennihan/AP hide caption

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Can you name the 10 emotions conveyed above? The first six are basic emotions. The last four are complex emotions that combine two of the basic ones. (Check at the bottom for the answers.) Courtesy of Aleix M. Martinez hide caption

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Soldiers participate in physical therapy while using a prosthetic brace called the Intrepid Dynamic Exoskeletal Orthosis (IDEO), which allows them to use and strengthen severely injured legs. John Moore/Getty Images hide caption

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Orthotic Brace Takes Soldiers From Limping To Leaping

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When Brad Stevens was young, his only "health insurance" was taking tons of vitamins and spending three hours at the gym every day. But after a serious bike accident and an expensive battle with thyroid cancer, the 59-year-old realized nobody's invincible. Heidi de Marco/Kaiser Health News hide caption

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Everybody Has A Price: Why This 'Invincible' Chose Insurance

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A boy waits to get vaccinated at an anti-polio campaign in Moradabad, India. Michaeleen Doucleff/NPR hide caption

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After Ending Polio, India Turns To Stop Another Childhood Killer

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Maygan Rollins, a field organizer with Enroll America, talked health insurance options with Jerry Correa during a recent campaign in Miami. Lynne Sladky/AP hide caption

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Obamacare's National Enrollment Looks OK, But States Matter More

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Mary-Claire King says obscurity gave her the freedom to spend years looking for breast cancer genes. Mary Levin/University of Washington hide caption

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How Being Ignored Helped A Woman Discover The Breast Cancer Gene

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The research team used yeast chromosome No. 3 as the model for their biochemical stitchery. Pins and white diamonds in the illustration represent "designer changes" not found in the usual No. 3; yellow stretches represent deletions. Lucy Reading-Ikkanda hide caption

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Custom Chromo: First Yeast Chromosome Built From Scratch

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Eight-year-old Manish, who caught polio years ago, learns to walk with leg braces at a rehabilitation center in New Delhi on Thursday. Manish Swarup/AP hide caption

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Southeast Asia Free Of Polio As India Declares Health Victory

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