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Some Veterans Find Peace Thanks To Scuba Gear, Quiet Waters

Sunday, September 07, 2014

For war veterans on two separate coasts, scuba diving provides relief from physical injuries and PTSD. "It's so beautiful again," says one. "You forget everything that's above that water."

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New Ebola Vaccine Is Tested In Humans, After Success In Monkeys

Sunday, September 07, 2014

The vaccine was developed by researchers at the National Institutes of Health and at Okairos, a Swiss-based biotech company owned by the British drug company GlaxoSmithKline.

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Volunteer Recap: Megaphones, Machetes And Unexpected Tears

Sunday, September 07, 2014

At 4:30 a.m., medical student Ryan Klitgaard would wake up to a Nicaraguan newspaper vendor yelling through a megaphone. Then came a day of treating patients — and fending off dogs and chickens.

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Better With Butter? Here's Why Americans Are Consuming More.

Saturday, September 06, 2014

Cholesterol worries have waned as margarine's trans-fats became the new bogeyman, leading more Americans back to the real deal.

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A Botched Circumcision Calls Attention To Kenyan Ritual

Saturday, September 06, 2014

Tribal elders now receive training for safer procedures. But last month, at a 3 a.m. ceremony in the forest, an elder from the Bukusu tribe accidentally cut off a 13-year-old's penis.

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WNYC News

9/11 Workers Have One Week Left To Register

Friday, September 05, 2014

Thirteen years after the attacks, state officials are making one last call for 9/11 workers to come forward.

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All Things Considered

Feds Hope Hitting Nursing Homes In The Wallet Will Cut Overmedication

Friday, September 05, 2014

A U.S. attorney has sued two nursing homes in Watsonville, Calif., alleging that they failed to provide the acceptable care they were paid for by the government.

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WNYC News

The Impact of Ebola on One Staten Island Neighborhood

Friday, September 05, 2014

BBC
Liberia has the highest death toll so far — and the biggest community of Liberians outside Africa live in Staten Island.

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All Things Considered

The Changing Face Of West Africa Has Fueled The Ebola Crisis

Friday, September 05, 2014

Population growth, the cutting down of forests and increased mobility all contribute to the current crisis. "The virus hasn't changed," says one infectious disease expert. "Africa has changed."

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Stinky T-Shirt? Bacteria Love Polyester In A Special Way

Friday, September 05, 2014

Why does that sleek polyester T-shirt reek after 10 minutes, while the old-school cotton stays relatively sweet? Polyester attracts very different microbes, which may account for that special stink.

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All Things Considered

Health Officials Hope To Speed Up Possible Ebola Cures

Friday, September 05, 2014

The World Health Organization is holding a special meeting in Geneva, Switzerland, to discuss how to fast-track the development of experimental therapies and vaccines to combat the Ebola outbreak.

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The Latest Word From WHO On Experimental Ebola Therapies

Friday, September 05, 2014

Vaccinations and therapeutics are being tested. Some could be available for use as early as November, if they prove to be safe.

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A Diplomat Infected A Doctor, As Ebola Spreads In Nigeria

Friday, September 05, 2014

The diplomat violated a quarantine. The doctor became ill but still saw patients. Now Africa's most populous country is scrambling to find more than 200 people who could have Ebola.

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Science On Diets Is Low In Essential Information

Friday, September 05, 2014

The diet industry generates billions of dollars annually, but it is built on razor-thin evidence about what is best for any person. And it's likely that one diet type doesn't fit all.

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What's Your Take On #NPRTheTalk?

Friday, September 05, 2014

African-American parents have long discussed the importance of teaching children how to interact with police. Do parents in other communities have similar conversations? Join the discussion.

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Building Me: A Puzzlement

Friday, September 05, 2014

I am made of atoms. Seven-thousand-trillion-trillion of them. How did I teach them to tie my shoes? Or did they teach me?

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WNYC News

At Columbia, Tension Rises Over Sexual Assault

Friday, September 05, 2014

Columbia University students receive more sexual violence education than ever before. But Emma Sulkowicz and other survivors of assault say serial rapists remain free to roam campus. 

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Morning Edition

Replacing An Ambulance With A Station Wagon

Friday, September 05, 2014

There's nothing like an ambulance when you really need one, but they're expensive, and a lot of people who call an ambulance would actually be better served with a different, cheaper kind of care.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Food Fridays Returns!

Friday, September 05, 2014

Food Fridays are back! Find out where to get some of the best NYC foods. Chef Tony Geraci talks about transforming school lunch. How to forage. Please Explain is all about rice.

WNYC News

Health Insurance Spikes — But Less Than Expected

Thursday, September 04, 2014

Insurers asked state regulators for premium increases close to 13 percent for next year. Albany is allowing about half that.

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