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PRI's The World

Liberia's hottest hip-hop station has all the latest Ebola music and news

Monday, September 01, 2014

One of Liberia's most popular hip-hop stations is taking its young audience and the Ebola crisis seriously. Hott FM is quickly becoming Monrovia's best source for 24/7 Ebola coverage — through both news updates and the hottest songs. Have a listen.

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PRI's The World

Doctors in Ethiopia are looking past their religious beliefs on abortions to save lives

Monday, September 01, 2014

While contrary to Ethiopia's conservative religious ideals, a new law there makes access to abortions easier and has been one way the government has tried to save women’s lives. Before the law, a third of all maternal deaths in the country were from botched abortions.

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More Evidence That ADHD Drugs Don't Curb Ultimate Height

Monday, September 01, 2014

Some earlier research hinted that Ritalin and Adderall can hamper a child's growth. But a study of adults who took the drugs as kids now suggests any such effect is only temporary.

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Volunteer Docs In Peru Take A Shopping Trip To Look For Patients

Monday, September 01, 2014

The medical students were in Iquitos. They could provide much-needed surgery for the residents of this remote Peruvian town. Just one problem: They didn't have enough patients.

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Morning Edition

Senegal Is Fifth West African Nation Hit With Ebola

Monday, September 01, 2014

A Guinean student in the Senegalese capital of Dakar has tested positive for the deadly disease. David Greene talks to Krista Larson, West Africa correspondent for the Associated Press.

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Morning Edition

Our Use Of Little Words Can, Uh, Reveal Hidden Interests

Monday, September 01, 2014

When we talk, we focus on the "content" words — the ones that convey information. But the tiny words that tie our sentences together have a lot to say about power and relationships.

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Morning Edition

Pretending To Be A Medical Patient Pays Off For This Teen

Monday, September 01, 2014

Gabrielle Nuki hopes to be a doctor someday. So when the 16-year-old found out that she could work as a fake patient helping to train medical students, she jumped at the chance.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

A Family Meeting on Retirement: Plans, History and Money

Monday, September 01, 2014

Do you crave or dread hanging up your hat at the end of a long career? Advice from the experts - and you - about making the most of your golden years.

The Leonard Lopate Show

Tales from a Trauma Surgeon: From War Zones to Inner City America, to Saving the Life of Gabby Giffords

Monday, September 01, 2014

The doctor credited with saving Congresswoman Gabby Giffords’ life in 2011 talks about working as a surgeon in Iraq and Afghanistan, as well as in inner-city LA and Washington, DC.

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All Things Considered

X Prize Competition Could Make 'Tricorder' A Reality

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Many Star Trek gadgets have made the journey from science fiction to real life. Arun Rath talks to Grant Campany about the X Prize Foundation's competition to bring the medical tricorder to life.

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Ebola Prevention Supplies Running Short In Liberia

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Liberia is the country hardest hit by the Ebola virus outbreak. Aid is trickling in, but it is not enough. NPR's Linda Wertheimer speaks to Wall Street Journal reporter Drew Hinshaw in the capital, Monrovia.

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A Trip With Her Folks Turned Barbara Bush Into A Global Activist

Sunday, August 31, 2014

She visited Africa with her presidential parents and found her calling. Barbara Bush talks about Global Health Corps, the group she started, and shares a "tweet of advice" for her volunteers.

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Liberia's Ebola Routine: Wear Your Temperature On Your Lapel

Saturday, August 30, 2014

NPR producer Nicole Beemsterboer reflects on 10 days in Liberia: children losing parents, young men risking their lives to collect bodies, and the smell of chlorinated hand-washing water everywhere.

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NIH Hopes Ebola Vaccine Will Help Protect Aid Workers

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Next week, the NIH begins its first clinical trial of a vaccine to prevent Ebola. NPR's Scott Simon talks to Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.

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Results From Screening Tests Can Be High In Anxiety

Saturday, August 30, 2014

A healthy man paid $150 for a battery of tests at his church. The findings frightened him and didn't give his doctor any information that changed the man's care.

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Federal Judge Blocks Texas Restriction On Abortion Clinics

Friday, August 29, 2014

Requiring every center that performs abortions to meet all the standards of a surgical center is excessively restrictive, says the federal district court judge who blocked the state rule Friday.

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All Things Considered

The Co-Discoverer Of Ebola Never Imagined An Outbreak Like This

Friday, August 29, 2014

In 1976, scientist Peter Piot was part of the team that discovered the Ebola virus. The epidemic today in West Africa, he says, is "absolutely unexpected and unprecedented."

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An App Can Reveal When Withdrawal Tremors Are Real

Friday, August 29, 2014

You probably haven't thought about whether your phone could help diagnose alcohol withdrawal. Well, it can. An app for doctors measures tremors and may help tell if someone's faking it to get drugs.

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Science Friday

Experimental Therapy Saves Monkeys From Deadly Dose of Ebola

Friday, August 29, 2014

ZMapp, the cocktail of antibodies used to treat two American aid workers infected with the Ebola virus, spared 18 severely ill monkeys from death.

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Experimental Drug Saves Monkeys Stricken With Ebola

Friday, August 29, 2014

Even when monkeys were near death, an Ebola treatment called ZMapp was able to save them. The drug has been used in a few people, but the limited supply has been exhausted.

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