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Jan. 29 2009 6:10 PM

Making Babies

Thursday, Jan. 29, 2009

How Many Babies Can Live in One Womb?
A California woman gave birth to eight babies Monday. This is only the second time recorded in the United States that a woman has given birth to live octuplets. Alex Cohen talks with Christopher Beam about how many babies can fit inside a pregnant woman.  Listen to the segment.

Chlamydia Infections Are on the Rise
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued its annual report about sexually transmitted diseases in the United States. The big news is the chlamydia infections are up. Madeleine Brand speaks with medical contributor Dr. Sydney Spiesel about what the findings mean for peoples' sex lives. Listento the segment.

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The Eye

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