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Scientists have discovered that a drug used to treat HIV helps restore a particular kind of memory loss in mice. The results hold promise for humans, too. ROBERT F. BUKATY/AP hide caption

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A drug for HIV appears to reverse a type of memory loss in mice

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Smallpox vaccines being administered in Paris in 1941. When the disease was eradicated and vaccination came to a stop, that created an opening for its virus relative monkeypox. Roger Viollet via Getty Images hide caption

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Scientists warned us about monkeypox in 1988. Here's why they were right.

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Students of the Pyongyang Jang Chol Gu University of Commerce in North Korea undergo temperature checks before entering the campus. The country said there were no cases — until May 12. Kim Won Jin /AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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People walk past a COVID testing site on May 17 in New York City. New York's health commissioner, Dr. Ashwin Vasan, has moved from a "medium" COVID-19 alert level to a "high" alert level in all the five boroughs following a surge in cases. Spencer Platt/Getty Images hide caption

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Black artists have always led AIDS activism. This tribute wants to give them credit

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"My body, my choice!" resonates from protesters on the front lawn of the Guam Congress Building in Hagåtña during a protest as they voiced their concerns against the Guam Heartbeat Act of 2022 on April 27, 2022. Rick Cruz/AP hide caption

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This photo of a professor wearing a mask went viral. So did his response to critics

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Sharon Macharia read in a Kenyan newspaper that baby bottles would be banned. As a working mom, she depends on bottles to feed her youngest baby. She was happy to learn that the report was untrue — although the government is introducing a new law to clamp down on ads that promote the use of baby formula. Thomas Bwire for NPR hide caption

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Demonstrators attend a candlelight vigil Wednesday in Fairfax, Va., for the victims of the Uvalde and Buffalo mass shootings. Allison Bailey/Reuters Connect hide caption

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Research shows policies that may help prevent mass shootings — and some that don't

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Nineteen children and two adults were killed during the shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas. Parents are struggling to cope with the loss and with how to explain it to their children. Allison Dinner/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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People mourn outside of the SSGT Willie de Leon Civic Center following the mass shooting at Robb Elementary School on Tuesday in Uvalde, Texas. Brandon Bell/Getty Images hide caption

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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson leaves 10 Downing Street in London on Wednesday. A report into lockdown-breaching U.K. government parties says blame for a culture of rule-breaking in Johnson's office must rest with those at the top. Matt Dunham/AP hide caption

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A cyclist pauses outside the site of the supermarket shooting in Buffalo, N.Y. With the Tops store closed for the foreseeable future, the community around it has been left without easy access to healthy and affordable food. Matt Rourke/AP hide caption

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ATLANTA, GA - MAY 21: People hold signs during a protest against recently passed abortion ban bills at the Georgia State Capitol building, on May 21, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia. The Georgia "heartbeat" bill would ban abortion when a fetal heartbeat is detected. (Photo by Elijah Nouvelage/Getty Images) Elijah Nouvelage/Getty Images hide caption

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How Changes in Abortion Law Could Impact Community Health

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Arkansas GOP primary candidate for governor, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, speaks to a crowd of supporters on Sept. 6, 2021, in Benton, Ark., her first campaign appearance after announcing her candidacy. Michael Hibblen/KUAR hide caption

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