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A Lifesaving Medicine That My Patient Didn't Get In Time

Friday, April 10, 2015

Drug overdoses — many from opioid painkillers — cause more deaths in the U.S. than car crashes, shootings or alcohol. But stigma keeps many addicts from an antidote that could quickly save them.

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: School Discipline, Silencing Gun Research & Game of Thrones

Friday, April 10, 2015

The Takeaway looks at a new investigation into police in schools, we explore NRA lobbying efforts, and we prepare you for the return of the hit series "Game of Thrones."

On The Media

Blame, Shame, or Deny?

Friday, April 10, 2015

Climate change is arguably the most urgent story in human history, but journalism has struggled to address the threat. Plus: the report on the Rolling Stone's UVA story; and more.

The New Yorker: Political Scene

Sexual Assault on Campuses

Thursday, April 09, 2015

A discredited Rolling Stone article about an alleged sexual assault at the University of Virginia has reignited a national conversation about sexual assault and its coverage in the media. Margaret Talbot and George Packer join Dorothy Wickenden to discuss the U.V.A. case, the Rolling Stone article, and the ongoing outcry over sexual violence on college campuses.

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All Things Considered

An Artist's Brainstorm: Put Photos On Those Faceless Ebola Suits

Thursday, April 09, 2015

Printers blew up. People took the photo stickers home. But in the end, art professor Mary Beth Heffernan succeeded in bringing a human face to the scary-looking protective gear.

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Is It Time For A Warning Label On Sugar-Loaded Drinks?

Thursday, April 09, 2015

New legislation in California and New York proposes a label for sugary beverages. The label looks like the warning on cigarette packages, but the beverage industry has called it "misleading."

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All Things Considered

Medical Schools Reboot For 21st Century

Thursday, April 09, 2015

Medicine has changed a lot in the past 100 years. But medical training has stayed much the same. Many schools are now retooling — focusing on teamwork — to train a different kind of doctor.

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Science Friday

Hr1: News Roundup, Undersea Cables, Apple Watch, The Macroscope

Thursday, April 09, 2015

Science blogger Rachel Feltman gives us her top stories this week, a tour of the undersea cable network that connects the global internet, Re/Codes Lauren Goode give us her take on Apples new wearable, SciFri producer Luke Groskin introduces the first epis

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Science Friday

Hr2: Arctic Permafrost, The Future of Artificial Intelligence, Publication Pollution

Thursday, April 09, 2015

Microbes living in Arctic permafrost could create greenhouse gases, asking questions about the future of artificial intelligence, and medical ethicist Art Caplan says science and medical journals are plagued by fraud.

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The Takeaway

Under Her Skin: Living with Breast Cancer

Thursday, April 09, 2015

Over the last 30 years, researches have documented a widening survival divide between black and white women with breast cancer.  Three African American women share their stories.
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The Takeaway

Under Her Skin: Living with Breast Cancer

Thursday, April 09, 2015

Over the past 30 years, researchers have found a widening survival divide between black and white women diagnosed with breast cancer. Three African American women share their stories.
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The Brian Lehrer Show

Being Almost a Doctor

Thursday, April 09, 2015

Dr. Matt McCarthy tells the story of his year as an intern and what it tells us about medicine today.

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Sabra Hummus Announces A Recall Over Listeria Fears

Thursday, April 09, 2015

The national recall covers several products with a "best by" date of May 11 or May 15. The products are predominantly the "Classic" variety of the hummus, in a range of sizes.

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The Takeaway

Former Clinton Drug Czar on The Fight Between Science and Politics

Thursday, April 09, 2015

Gen. Barry McCaffrey weighs in on the behind the scenes jockeying over a scientific report on drug policy. He says science can easily get distorted when political agendas are at stake.

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Weighing Privacy Vs. Rewards Of Letting Insurers Track Your Fitness

Thursday, April 09, 2015

A major life insurer is offering lower premiums in exchange for policyholders' sharing activity data. But privacy advocates worry such programs eventually will be used to deny coverage.

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Morning Edition

Bill To Limit Vaccine Exemptions Moves A Step Closer In California

Thursday, April 09, 2015

A measure that would require more children to get vaccinated is moving ahead in the California Legislature. Though the state saw a large measles outbreak this year, final passage may be tough.

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Morning Edition

Doctors Make House Calls On Tablets Carried By Houston Firefighters

Thursday, April 09, 2015

Most calls to the Houston Fire Department are for health problems, not fires. All those medical calls strain the 911 system and make a career in firefighting seem more like a career in health care.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Malcolm Gladwell; Tsarnaev's Guilty Verdict; Elections in Ferguson

Thursday, April 09, 2015

Malcolm Gladwell on why the underdog sometimes has the upper hand; Tsarnaev's guilty verdict; Ferguson's city council elections; and a doctor reflects on his first year in medicine.

All Things Considered

Sushi Science: A 3-D View Of The Body's Wasabi Receptor

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

The same receptor on nerve endings that makes sinuses tingle when we eat wasabi plays an important role in the pain of inflammation. The first 3-D view of the receptor could lead to better pain drugs.

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All Things Considered

Link Between Heart Disease And Height Hidden In Our Genes

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

Doctors long ago noticed that, beyond the usual influences of diet and smoking, short people seem to get heart disease more often than tall people. But why?

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