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The Leonard Lopate Show

Adolescence Is a Minefield

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

The teenage brain is like a car with a "great accelerator but bad brakes," says psychologist Dr. Laurence Steinberg, and we need to change the way we teach and parent teens.

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When Cigarettes Cost More, People Drink Less. Except For Wine

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

If you raised the price of Don Draper's cigarettes, would he have cut back on the whiskey? Probably not, but it works on most beer and spirits drinkers, a study finds. Wine drinkers, not so much.

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He Fixed South Africa's AIDS Policy, Now He's Out To Fight Salt

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Health Minister Aaron Motsolaedi faced an HIV/AIDS crisis when he took office in 2009. He's made great progress on that front. His new campaign: Convincing South Africans to live healthier lives.

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After The NIH Funding 'Euphoria' Comes The 'Hangover'

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

The way the National Institutes of Health doles out research grants accentuates booms and busts in the financing of scientific research. More variety in the length of grants could help.

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After The NIH Funding 'Euphoria' Comes The 'Hangover'

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

The way the National Institutes of Health doles out research grants accentuates booms and busts in the financing of scientific research. More variety in the length of grants could help.

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The Takeaway

Vandana Shiva, Voice of the Anti-GMO Debate

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

The Takeaway hears the other side of the GMO debate with the woman leading the crusade against them, Vandana Shiva.

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Hearing That Things Can Change Helps Teens Dodge Depression

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

High schoolers are vulnerable to depression. Telling teenagers that people and circumstances can change and things will get better helps reduce the risk of depressive symptoms, a study finds.

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The Takeaway

Combating Gender Bias in Health Research

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Many scientific studies focus only on male subjects, which has serious consequences for female patients. A new program aims to address gender bias in research.

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Scientists Step Up Food Fraud Efforts Following Horse Meat Scandal

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

The latest report in response to the horse meat scandal of 2013 reminds us that the potential for fraud in the food supply is high. But scientists are working to predict and prevent the next incident.

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Morning Edition

Without Innovative Action, Ebola Could Be Entrenched In West Africa

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Tuesday that West Africa could have more than a million cases of Ebola by the end of January 2015 — if nothing is done to slow down the epidemic.

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Morning Edition

In This Year Of Ebola, A Montana YMCA Is Its Brother's Keeper

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Big aid agencies are gearing up to help Ebola-ravaged countries. Small communities are also pitching in. The Y in Missoula, for example, is raising money to help the Y in Freetown.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Trying Times: Adolescence, Lincoln's Presidency, Paris During WWII

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

How adolescence shapes our lives. The most tumultuous months of Abraham Lincoln’s presidency. Anne Sinclair on her grandfather, who fled Vichy France for America. Actress Andrea Martin.

The Brian Lehrer Show

Law of the Jungle: An Environmental Ruling with a Big Twist

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

In 2011, an Ecuadoran judge fined Chevron $19billion for damages caused to the Amazon. But after the ruling, the case took a big twist when questions about the winning lawyer emerged.

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaway: The Global War on Terror, Gender Bias in Health Research, and The GMO Debate

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

The Takeaway explores the implications of an international no-fly list, the gender bias in health research, and both sides of the heated debate on GMOs.

The Takeaway

Transcript: Vandana Shiva & the Anti-GMO Debate

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

On September 23, 2014, Takeaway Host John Hockenberry sat down to interview anti-GMO activist Vandana Shiva. A transcript of their conversation appears below.

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The Takeaway

Navigating The Journey of Breast Cancer

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

The three women of The Takeaway's series "Under Her Skin: Living With Breast Cancer" bring us up to date on their journeys.

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All Things Considered

Dire Predictions On Ebola's Spread From Top Health Organizations

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

The World Health Organization warns of more than 20,000 cases by early November if help doesn't arrive quickly in West Africa. The CDC projects 1.4 million cases by late January.

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All Things Considered

Insurance Brokers Key To Kentucky's Obamacare Success

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Many brokers feared the new federal health law would make them obsolete. But more than 40 percent of people who signed up for insurance via Kentucky's state exchange used a broker.

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More Women Skip Some Prenatal Tests After Learning About Risks

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Research suggests that women may not be getting the information they need to make informed decisions about prenatal genetic testing, particularly invasive tests that can harm the fetus.

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All Things Considered

Even When Abortion Is Illegal, The Market May Sell Pills For Abortion

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

An ulcer drug is dramatically changing the face of back-alley abortions in developing countries and cutting the rate of maternal deaths. Misoprostol is widely available even where abortion is banned.

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