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The Leonard Lopate Show

Tough Topics: A Guide to the Global Economy, Promising Cancer Research

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

How the global economy actually works. Peter Heller's The Painter. Ian McEwan's The Children Act. Dr. Jerome Groopman looks at whether it’s possible to cure cancer without killing it.

The Leonard Lopate Show

Can You Cure Cancer Without Killing It?

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Dr. Jerome Groopman looks at new cancer research and breakthrough treatments for acute myelogenous leukemia that focus on restoring cancer cells rather than eradicating them.

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: America & Ebola, Scottish Independence, and Why We Love Football

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

The Takeaway explores America's new efforts to combat the Ebola virus, we take a look at the brains of puzzle junkies, and we look at why football matters in American culture.

WNYC News

Social Smokers, You've Been Warned

Monday, September 15, 2014

As the number of NYC smokers continues to tick up, health officials are targeting their latest ads at light smokers.

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What Obama Should Say And Do About Ebola

Monday, September 15, 2014

The president is expected to announce a new U.S. effort to help stop the Ebola outbreak. What kind of help should the U.S. provide? We asked two specialists.

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PRI's The World

This American doctor says racism is to blame for the slow response to the Ebola outbreak

Monday, September 15, 2014

Dr. Joia Mukherjee is part of a small team of Boston-area doctors heading to Liberia this week, hoping to lay the groundwork for an ambitious, multi-year project aimed at combating the Ebola outbreak. She says the reason the world has responded so slowly to the crisis is that Africans and poor people are not considered important.

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All Things Considered

Could Ebola Become As Contagious As The Flu?

Monday, September 15, 2014

Currently, Ebola is known to spread only through contact with body fluids. Some people have worried that Ebola could start spreading through the air. But scientists say that's not likely.

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Key Brain Connection Slow To Develop In Kids With ADHD

Monday, September 15, 2014

A network in the brain that helps control daydreaming seem to be slower to develop in children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.

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Antibiotics Prescribed For Children Twice As Often As Needed

Monday, September 15, 2014

About 27 percent of respiratory tract infections in children are caused by bacteria, a study finds. But doctors prescribe antibiotics for 57 percent, leading to 11 million unneeded prescriptions.

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The Takeaway

So You Want to Be a Farmer?

Monday, September 15, 2014

In the latest installment of The Takeaway's Job Fair series, a farming insider explains how young farmers entering the changing industry should prepare for a life outside.

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Covering Up With The Hijab May Aid Women's Body Image

Monday, September 15, 2014

A few studies have found that modest clothing is connected with a healthier body image. So a British psychologist looked at whether the hijab protected women against the pressure to be thin.

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Morning Edition

Philip Morris Sues Uruguay Over Graphic Cigarette Packaging

Monday, September 15, 2014

The country requires photos of decaying teeth and gruesome hospital scenes on every pack. Philip Morris sees this as a violation of a trade agreement and is suing Uruguay for $25 million.

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Morning Edition

Patients Vulnerable When Cash-Strapped Scientists Cut Corners

Monday, September 15, 2014

A shrinking pool of grant money for medical research has led competing applicants to oversell weak scientific findings, critics say. The result: Many experimental treatments are worthless.

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All Things Considered

NFL Admits Players Are At Increased Risk Of Brain Injury

Sunday, September 14, 2014

After decades of denial, the NFL admitted this week that its players face a higher risk for long-term brain injuries than the general population. NPR's Arun Rath talks with ESPN writer Steve Fainaru.

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USAID Steps Up Building Of New Ebola Treatment Units

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Dr. Rajiv Shah, head of the U.S. Agency for International Development, speaks with NPR's Lynn Neary about the organization's efforts to coordinate a worldwide response to the Ebola crisis.

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Africans Are Introduced To The Blood Pressure Cuff

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Esther Okaya is one of a growing number of Africans suffering from hypertension. New efforts to fight the condition include a $1 bonus for health workers who identify and bring in a patient.

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Newly Crowned Miss America Felt Helpless Against Domestic Violence

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Pageant contestants often pick feel-good issues for their platform topics. Miss New York chose domestic violence because she lived it. There are many reasons why women stay with an abuser, she says.

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It's All About The Girls: Is The World Listening To Them?

Sunday, September 14, 2014

More than 500 girls living in poverty have lent their voices to Girl Declaration, a campaign urging world leaders to include the needs of girls in the next set of global development goals.

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All Things Considered

Surviving Steroids: The Dark Side Of Performance-Enhancing Drugs

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Ozy.com deputy editor Eugene Robinson talks with NPR's Arun Rath about his past experiences with performance-enhancing drugs and "the dark side" of steroids.

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Poets Give Voice To The Toll Of Type 2 Diabetes

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Doctors and poets are collaborating in California to encourage young people to tell stories about Type 2 diabetes in their communities.

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