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What Drives Abortion: The Law Or Income?

Sunday, September 28, 2014

About 5 million women worldwide are admitted to hospitals each year because of complications after an abortion. But the key to stopping these injuries may have nothing to with changing the law.

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2 Ways To Think About Nothing, One Mo' Time

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Let's compare two kinds of nothing: an empty patch of deep space and an empty piece of paper that was once beautiful. There's nothing to see in either. Or is there?

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Unmasked, Cancer Survivors Face The Symbol Of Their Torture

Sunday, September 28, 2014

For some survivors of head and neck cancer, the mask each had to wear to guide beams of radiation therapy remains a potent symbol. Some destroy the mask afterward. Others see a new beginning.

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I Thought It Was Just Stress, Until It Broke My Heart

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Sure, she felt sick, but it was probably just stress. She had to make it to the crucial meeting at her son's school and solve the day care problem. But all along her heart was whispering, "enough."

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All Things Considered

How Is Fujifilm Helping In The Fight Against Ebola?

Saturday, September 27, 2014

The fight against Ebola continues in Africa and here in the U.S. NPR's Arun Rath talks to The New Yorker's Joshua Hunt on Fujifilm's foray into Ebola drugs.

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Denying Ebola Turns Out To Be A Very Human Response

Saturday, September 27, 2014

There's a long tradition of denial, superstition and wishful thinking when it comes to health. Ebola is no exception. It's all too human to let fear interfere with facts.

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All Things Considered

New Ebola Coordinator Says U.S. Response Will Be 'Combined' Effort

Friday, September 26, 2014

Rachel Martin talks with Ambassador Nancy Powell, appointed to lead the State Department's efforts to combat Ebola in West Africa.

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All Things Considered

The Ebola Survivor Who Works In An Ebola Ward

Friday, September 26, 2014

When the 23-year-old Sierra Leonean tells patients to follow their doctors' orders and to keep fighting, they really listen.

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A Concert With Jay-Z (And India's Leader) Aims To End Poverty

Friday, September 26, 2014

The Global Citizen Festival is live in New York (and on TV) on Saturday. The superstar-studded event is designed to encourage concertgoers to care about the issues as well as the celebrities.

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Will .Health Make It More Likely That You'll Get Scammed?

Friday, September 26, 2014

New websites ending in "health," "doctor" and "clinic" will soon start appearing online. But anyone can buy those names. Some public health researchers worry that they'll purvey bogus medical advice.

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And The Million Dollar Hult Prize Goes To A Doc In A Box

Friday, September 26, 2014

The challenge: come up with a plan to improve healthcare in slums. There were 11,000 entries, featuring everything from bees to chewing gum as part of the proposal. And the winner is...

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Debate Grows Over Employer Health Plans Without Hospital Benefits

Friday, September 26, 2014

A federal calculator that companies use to certify whether their health insurance complies with the Affordable Care Act appears to bless plans without hospital coverage.

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The Takeaway

USAID Steps Up to Fight Ebola

Friday, September 26, 2014

Nancy Lindborg, assistant administrator for USAID, describes the multi-pronged approach the agency is taking to curb the spread of the Ebola epidemic. 

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Morning Edition

Promised Help To Fight Ebola Arriving At 'Speed Of A Turtle'

Friday, September 26, 2014

The head of a leading aid group warned the United Nations that the situation in West Africa is desperate. U.N. officials said they're getting help on the ground as quickly as possible.

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Soundcheck

Jill Sobule Plays In Studio; The Science And Sound Of Language

Friday, September 26, 2014

Jill Sobule makes a record out of an old charm bracelet, and plays some of it live; Lydia Denworth explores how sound shapes our world as infants. 

To Predict Nobel Winners, Skip Vegas And Check The Fine Print

Thursday, September 25, 2014

A careful analysis of the number of times research is cited in subsequent scientific papers can shed light on who is most likely to pick up a Nobel Prize.

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All Things Considered

Despite Pledges Of Help, Ebola Crisis Worsens In Sierra Leone

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Many in Sierra Leone say they still have faith that Ebola will be eliminated soon, but there's still a sense of terror and uncertainty throughout the country.

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On The Cusp: 11-Year-Olds Around The World Share Their Wisdom

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Age 11 is when you're most passionate and optimistic, says Australian filmmaker Genevieve Bailey. So she created a documentary looking at the world through the eyes of 11-year-olds in 15 countries.

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Science Friday

Plant Emissions: How Do Trees Interact With Pollution?

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Certain tree species can add to pollution if they’re planted in certain locations.

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Science Friday

Water on Earth Is a Million Years Older Than the Sun

Thursday, September 25, 2014

The cloud of gas and dust that eventually condensed to form the Sun contained "thousands of oceans of water," says astronomer Ted Bergin.

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