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Barkatullah smiles and rests on a crutch and grips his walker during a physical therapy session at Emergency War and Trauma Hospital in Kabul. The 13-year-old lost his right arm and leg in an explosion. He practices standing on the walker 30 seconds at a time. Ivan Armando Flores for NPR hide caption

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A sample of cannabidiol (CBD) oil is dropped into water. Supplements containing the marijuana extract are popular and widely sold as remedies for a variety of ailments and aches. But scientific evidence that they work hasn't yet caught up for most applications, researchers say. Stefan Wermuth/Bloomberg Creative Photos/Getty Images hide caption

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Anxiety Relief Without The High? New Studies On CBD, A Cannabis Extract

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Home Testing Kit Will Check For Sexually Transmitted Diseases

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Controversial Statue Of 19th Century Gynecologist Removed From Central Park

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Rep. Tim Walz Calls On VA To Study Medical Marijuana Use For Veterans

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In a study of nearly 5,600 U.S. youths ages 12 to 17, about 6 percent say they've engaged in some sort of digital self-harm. More than half in that subgroup say they've bullied themselves this way more than once. Jasmin Merdan/Getty Images hide caption

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Susan Nelson, author and public speaker on brain injury awareness and gun safety, at her home in Austin, Texas. Nelson survived a point-blank gunshot to the head in 1993. Gabriel C. Perez/KUT hide caption

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Texas Disability Group Wants Victims' Voices Heard In Gun Debate

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Catherine Fitzgerald, the author's mother, spent four nights in a hospital after falling in her home. But Medicare refused to pay for her rehab care, saying she had only been an inpatient for one night. Alison Kodjak/NPR hide caption

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says a recent E. coli outbreak is linked to romaine lettuce grown in Yuma, Ariz. At least 53 people have reported illnesses, 31 have been hospitalized. David Goldman/AP hide caption

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Ogechi Ukachu, one of the registered nurses recently hired to help staff D.C.'s "Right Care Right Now" program, takes a training call at the city's 911 call center. Selena Simmons-Duffin/NPR hide caption

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Can Triage Nurses Help Prevent 911 Overload?

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Katy Sexton was a regular at the Road to Redemption recovery support group meetings in Muncie, Ind. She died on Halloween 2017. Seth Herald for NPR hide caption

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Parents Lose Their Daughter And Their Life Savings To Opioids

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Researchers used a gene-carrying virus to fix blood stem cells that were then used to treat patients with beta-thalassemia. Power and Syred/Science Photo Library/Getty Images hide caption

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How do we make sense of all that chatter? Ilana Kohn/Getty Images hide caption

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How People Learned To Recognize Monkey Calls Reveals How We All Make Sense Of Sound

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