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The authors — who are black and queer — didn't see a lot of kids like them in children's books growing up. They wanted to help change that.

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Giving the newborn one last boost of blood from the placenta may help increase social and motor skills at age 4, a study finds. Earlier studies have found health benefits in infancy.

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Patients facing serious illnesses often seek medical reviews of their cases. Some people glean helpful advice, but researchers don't have much data about whether the consults lead to better results.

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Daniella Cheslow for NPR

The young, roasted form of wheat has been eaten in the Middle East for millennia. But over time many Palestinians replaced it with rice. Now it's becoming a nutritious, native food worthy of pride.

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Mat Johnson's funny, humane new novel follows a biracial man coming to terms with his identity — and the daughter he never knew about. Michael Schaub calls it a "beautiful, triumphant miracle."

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