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Hammered And Heedless: Do Dangerous Drinking Videos Harm Teens?

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Being falling-down drunk is often played for laughs on YouTube videos, but those videos don't show the downside of getting trashed. That can't be good for teenagers and young adults, researchers say.

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Why Some States Want To Legalize Raw Milk Sales

Friday, February 20, 2015

Selling unpasteurized milk across state lines is illegal because it poses a threat to public health. But raw milk sales are growing nonetheless. Legalization would let states regulate a risky market.

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TED Radio Hour

How Do We Know What Other People Are Thinking?

Friday, February 20, 2015

Sensing the motives and feelings of others is a natural talent for humans. But how do we do it? Neuroscientist Rebecca Saxe explains how one region in the brain focuses on other people's thoughts.

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Morning Edition

Why A Court Once Ordered Kids Vaccinated Against Their Parents' Will

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Measles infected hundreds of children at a Philadelphia church whose members didn't believe in modern medicine. In a rare step, health officials moved to compel the families to vaccinate the kids.

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Morning Edition

Kids' Solo Playtime Unleashes 'Free-Range' Parenting Debate

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

A number of parents have made news in recent months for letting children walk or play outside on their own. But laws on when kids are allowed to be by themselves are vague.

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All Things Considered

The Grandpa Who Saved His Granddaughter From Ebola

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Ebola is especially deadly for children and babies. About 80 percent of those infected have died. But one man knew instinctively that love and affection could make a difference.

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Many Parents Aren't Sold On Later School Start Times For Teens

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Just half of parents say schools should start later so teenagers can get more sleep, a survey found. But most of the parents also weren't aware that pediatricians have called for a start of 8:30 a.m.

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Morning Edition

Beyond BPA: Court Battle Reveals A Shift In Debate Over Plastic Safety

Monday, February 16, 2015

In 2007, a plastic called Tritan became a hit, partly because it was free of the chemical BPA. Then a competitor began suggesting that Tritan products contained other chemicals that act like estrogen.

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Are Pediatricians Prepared To Help Patients Who Want IUDs?

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Some pediatricians and other doctors worry they aren't properly prepared to make this highly effective form of birth control available, because their training didn't cover insertion of the devices.

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All Things Considered

Pregnant With Cancer: One Woman's Journey

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Mary Harris found out she was pregnant the day before she had scheduled surgery for breast cancer. It turns out there is limited data on how chemotherapy during pregnancy affects a baby.

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Morning Edition

Can Employers Require Workers To Be Vaccinated? It Depends

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

More often than not, employers are reluctant to require employee vaccinations. There are legal rights โ€” and pitfalls โ€” of trying to require vaccinations among the American workforce.

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Better Bath Rituals Is One Way Bangladesh Is Saving Its Newborns

Monday, February 09, 2015

Babies need a lot of help. And they don't always get it in low- and middle-income countries, where child mortality rates are high. A Bangladeshi doctor tells how his country is making strides.

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To Get Parents To Vaccinate Their Kids, Don't Ask. Just Tell

Saturday, February 07, 2015

The way a pediatrician talks with nervous parents about vaccines may determine whether the child gets immunized or not, a study suggests. Asking "What do you want to do about shots?" doesn't work.

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Measles Vaccination Rates: Tanzania Does Better Than U.S.

Friday, February 06, 2015

A map from the World Health Organization reveals show something interesting: Many poor countries have higher vaccination rates than rich ones.

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Morning Edition

Vaccination Exemption Blamed For Measles Spread In California

Thursday, February 05, 2015

California lawmakers are proposing new limits on the ability of parents to opt out of vaccinations. It's in response to the measles outbreak that originated in that state.

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All Things Considered

Pediatricians Pressured To Drop Parents Who Won't Vaccinate

Wednesday, February 04, 2015

The pressure, doctors say, is mostly coming from other parents who don't want their infants exposed to measles, whooping cough or other serious illness in the pediatric waiting room.

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Morning Edition

Once A Vaccine Skeptic, This Mom Changed Her Mind

Wednesday, February 04, 2015

Juniper Russo wants what is best for her daughter Vivian, and she sometimes questions mainstream medicine. But after three years of soul searching, she decided what was best was vaccination.

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White Potato Redux: Experts Say Spuds Are Not Nutritional Duds

Tuesday, February 03, 2015

An expert panel says white potatoes "contribute useful quantities of potassium and fiber" to our diets. Reversing itself, the panel says spuds should be included in WIC, a food aid program.

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Beyond Rash And Fever: How Measles Can Kill

Tuesday, February 03, 2015

It happened to Roald Dahl's daughter in 1962. It still happens today, in the U.S. and around the world. In rare cases, measles becomes an incurable disease.

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Britain Set To Vote On '3-Parent Baby' Law Tuesday

Tuesday, February 03, 2015

While the technique is often referred to by the shorthand "three-parent baby," the controversial process uses nuclear DNA from two parents and the mitochondrial DNA of a third donor.

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