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Ankita Rao

Ankita Rao appears in the following:

What a Microbiologist Has to Say About Your Home

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Our host Mary Harris invited microbiologist Susan Perkins into her home to talk about what it really means to be clean and healthy. This is what she had to say.
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Reddit's Role in Suicide Prevention

Thursday, June 23, 2016

SuicideWatch, a forum on Reddit, is providing a safe place for anonymous users to post during their most difficult hours. One young man credits it with saving his life. 
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This Fijian Eco-Activist Is Not Going To Let Climate Change Win

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Betty Barkha is from Fiji, where rising sea levels and record cyclones are rattling the populace.

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#HeforShe: Why These Guys Speak Up For Women's Rights

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Typically women are the ones who get involved with reproductive rights and family planning. But there are exceptions.

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A "Dadvocate" Speaks Out for Down Syndrome

Friday, April 29, 2016

Kurt Kondrich is on a mission to educate parents about raising children with Down syndrome.
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How Brooklyn Sparked an Emergency Rescue Revolution

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Eli Beer wanted to find a faster way to respond to emergencies in Israel — he found the answer in Brooklyn. Then it went global...and wound up in Jersey City.

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Diabetes Hacking 101

Friday, April 22, 2016

Meet Ben West, one of the key hackers behind the artificial pancreas movement.
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What HIV Disclosure Laws Look Like By State

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Laws requiring people with HIV to disclose their status can backfire.
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What Women Want (In a Pill for Sex)

Wednesday, March 09, 2016

We asked women what they would actually want in a pill to improve sex.
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In Our Words: Speaking While Autistic

Friday, February 26, 2016

People with autism tell us what it's like to communicate when you don't sound like everyone else.
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Taking Painkillers All the Time Doesn’t Make Me an Addict

Friday, February 19, 2016

Jen O'Neal is sick of hearing about the evils of painkillers and addiction. Especially when she has to take them almost every day.
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Busted: 5 Food Myths Proved Wrong

Thursday, February 11, 2016

When it comes to diet advice, Americans are fed plenty of junk. We put together our Top 5 nutrition myths that have been debunked over the years.
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Treating The Poor In India Made Him A Better Cancer Doc In The U.S.

Sunday, November 29, 2015

A couple of months ago, I asked my physician father Raju Rao to visit the the area in India where I was working as a journalist covering health and gender.

I wanted him to see Jan Swasthya Sahyog (JSS), a health organization started by five doctors in Chhattisgarh, one of ...

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Why A Snakebite Victim In An Indian Village Won't Walk Through A Door

Thursday, September 17, 2015

When a young boy in a village in Jangjir, India, came home with a snakebite, his family needed to get him to a clinic. But they didn't dare take him out through the front door. Instead, a handful of men dismantled the thatch roof of his home. Then family members ...

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How 'Flower Beds' Give Love And Lentils To Moms And Babies

Monday, March 02, 2015

Chhattisgarh is one of the world's worst places to raise a baby, let alone be one. The state in central India has some of the worst health indicators in the country, including sky-high child mortality and extreme malnutrition.

For decades, aid organizations tried to improve the health of moms ...

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Dr. Yogi: Physicians Integrate Yoga Into Medical Practice

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Rajan Narayanan isn't your average yoga instructor. During his classes, he uses words like "neuroplasticity," avoids Sanskrit terms and sometimes shows up to teach in a suit and tie.

And often, as was the case on a recent Monday at a Maryland conference center, most of his students are doctors ...

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'Aetna, I'm Glad I Met Ya!' — On Twitter

Friday, August 09, 2013

A few weeks back, Sharon Roberts, who had been diagnosed with endometrial cancer last year, tweeted:

@teachdance11: the BRCA gene test is 2 parts. Aetna paid $300 part. Not the $7000 part. Gotta be rich to be in the know

The 55-year-old teacher in Houston was ...

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If Military Covers Abortion After Rape, Why Not The Peace Corps?

Monday, April 29, 2013

Last year, something surprising happened: A piece of legislation about abortion made it through both chambers of Congress and was signed into law by President Obama.

It was a law providing insurance coverage for abortion for military women in the case of rape or incest. The bipartisan support enjoyed by ...

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Matchmaker, Er, Match Week, Make Me A Doctor

Friday, March 15, 2013

Match week is the nail-biting time of year that haunts and tantalizes fourth-year medical students with dreams of residency programs. It culminates when the students learn on 1 p.m. on Friday if, and where, a hospital wants to train them to become full-fledged doctors.

Kristin Huntoon, 34, at New York ...

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