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Exposure to a chemical found in many plastics has long been linked to increased risk of reproductive abnormalities. New research shows how damage likely occurs.

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A Mother's Bugs

How do mothers shield newborns from certain diseases? Research points to a surprising source of protection for their babies' immature immune systems.

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Backbone of Success

Confirmation of a specialized cellular clock in humans may lead to greater understanding of various spinal conditions, such as congenital scoliosis.

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Health Boost

A new study in southern states shows the health benefits of expanding Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act.

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