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Will computers alienate us from the healing touch? Chris Nickels for NPR hide caption

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As Artificial Intelligence Moves Into Medicine, The Human Touch Could Be A Casualty

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Measles used to be a common childhood disease, but after an effective vaccine was developed, the disease was declared eliminated in the U.S. in 2000. This year's outbreaks, however, put that status in jeopardy. solidcolours/Getty Images hide caption

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A nurse prepares a syringe for a measles vaccination at a pediatric clinic in Kiev, Ukraine. The country had 72,408 measles cases in the year from March 2018 to February 2019 — the highest number for any country during that period. Sergei Supinsky/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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U.S. Measles Outbreaks Are Driven By A Global Surge In The Virus

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Katherine Langford arrives at a 13 Reasons Why event in June 2018 in Los Angeles. Langford plays a young woman who took her own life. Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP hide caption

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More Than 700 Measles Cases Reported Across 22 States, CDC Data Show

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Oakley Yoder walks with her parents, Josh Perry and Shelli Yoder, outside their home in Bloomington, Ind. Chris Bergin for KHN hide caption

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Summer Bummer: A Young Camper's $142,938 Snakebite

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Why Aren't Parents Getting Their Children Vaccinated?

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MMR — the modern combination vaccine against measles, mumps and rubella — provides stronger, longer-lasting protection against measles than the stand-alone measles vaccine typically given in the U.S. in the early 1960s. Eric Risberg/AP hide caption

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Measles Shots Aren't Just For Kids: Many Adults Could Use A Booster Too

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Melinda Gates at a panel discussion in New York in February. She is the author of a new book, The Moment of Lift: How Empowering Women Changes the World. John Lamparski/Getty Images hide caption

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Melinda Gates On Marriage, Parenting And Why She Made Bill Drive The Kids To School

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The newer 3D mammograms provide a more detailed picture of the breast tissue, leading to more precise detection of abnormalities. andresr/Getty Images hide caption

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When It's Time For A Mammogram, Should You Ask For 3D?

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Jury Is Still Out In Case Involving Opioid Maker

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The Brady Bunch, circa 1970, with oldest sister Marcia seated in front. In one episode of the show from 1969, the sisters and brothers all stay home from school with measles. ABC Photo Archives/Getty Images hide caption

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'Brady Bunch' Episode Fuels Campaigns Against Vaccines — And Marcia's Miffed

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Some of the products on sale at Umesh Sonia's boutique in Mumbai include bottles of distilled cow urine, soap made from cow dung, floor disinfectant made from cow urine, under-eye gel and toothpaste made from cow excrement. This is part of a growing retail market in India. Sushmita Pathak/NPR hide caption

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In India, Ayurveda Is A Booming Business

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