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Pregnant doctors are less likely than other women to deliver their babies via C-section, recent research suggests. Economists say that may be because the physician patients feel more empowered to question the obstetrician. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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The underlying biology of age-related memory glitches — in old mice and old people — is different from what happens with Alzheimer's, recent research suggests. Anthony Bradshaw/iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Worrying about finances can tax the brain just as much as staying up all night. Illustration by Katherine Streeter for NPR hide caption

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Gubernatorial hopeful Dr. Donald Berwick speaks at the Massachusetts Democratic Party Platform Convention in July. Aram Boghosian/Boston Globe via Getty Images hide caption

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A prostitute in Johannesburg waits for a client on a street corner. An estimated two-thirds of sex workers in South Africa are HIV positive. Yoav Lemmer/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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The tale of the tape may be told, in part, by the microbes inside you. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Diverse Gut Microbes, A Trim Waistline And Health Go Together

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