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Infancy Health Risk Linked to Early Birth by Research
Babies born just a few weeks early have a slightly higher risk of health problems in infancy, research suggests.

Experts: Syphilis Tests Could Save a Million Babies
The lives of almost a million newborn babies could be saved every year if simple, cheap and rapid tests for syphilis were offered to pregnant women in poorer countries, global health experts said on Thursday.

California Teen Moves in With Teacher
Amid a storm of controversy and police investigation, a California teacher who left his family and job to be with a teenage former student said he followed his heart and that the couple waited until he resigned before they “took it to the next level.”

A Florida School Seeks Better Test Scores Through Placebos
Want a “special brain snack” to boost your test scores? Typically, performance enhancers would be frowned on by school authorities, but in one Florida elementary school, administrators are handing out “FCAT power bars” to improve students scores on the state’s dreaded standardized tests.

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