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Could A 2-Year-Old Boy Be 'Patient Zero' For The Ebola Outbreak?

Monday, August 25, 2014

Scientists now think the entire outbreak in West Africa was triggered by one person and then the virus took off from there. Early signs pointed to a little boy in southern Guinea.

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Liberia's President Apologizes To The Mother Of A Slain Teenager

Monday, August 25, 2014

Ellen Johnson Sirleaf came to the poor neighborhood of West Point today. She talked with residents, handed out cash and apologized to the mother of a 15-year-old killed during last week's protests.

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All Things Considered

A New Strain Of Ebola Emerges In Democratic Republic Of Congo

Monday, August 25, 2014

A new outbreak of Ebola is being reported in the Democratic Republic of Congo. But scientists say it's not related to the Ebola epidemic going on in West Africa.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

The True Paleo Diet's No Excuse to Eat Meat

Monday, August 25, 2014

Eating like your ancestors is fine—but cavemen didn't hunt at Whole Foods. We take a deeper look at the largely vegetarian history of Paleolithic diets from around the world.

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Pediatricians Say School Should Start Later For Teens' Health

Monday, August 25, 2014

The science is clear that teenagers need more than eight hours of sleep a night. The nation's pediatricians say school districts need to buck up and change schedules to let kids sleep later.

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Morning Edition

Ebola Took Her Daughters And Made Her An Outcast

Monday, August 25, 2014

The disease that has claimed over 600 lives in Liberia and 1,400 across West Africa has had another tragic impact. People who've lost family members may find themselves shunned by friends and family.

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Morning Edition

Grocers Lead Kids To Produce Aisle With Junk Food-Style Marketing

Monday, August 25, 2014

Grocers are hoping to entice young consumers and their parents to eat more vegetables by creating kid-focused produce. They're borrowing tactics from the soda and snack industries to win them over.

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Morning Edition

People With Down Syndrome Are Pioneers In Alzheimer's Research

Monday, August 25, 2014

By age 40, the brains of people with Down syndrome start to resemble those of Alzheimer's patients. Scientists hope to speed up Alzheimer's drug development by studying people with Down syndrome.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Diet Tips from the Far Reaches of the Globe, Gardening Tips from a New York City Green Thumb

Monday, August 25, 2014

Gardening advice, the Paleo Diet, a musical adaptation of Shakespeare's "The Winter's Tale," and the inside story of JPMorgan Chase’s landmark mortgage settlement.

Ebola Outbreak Emerges In Central Africa

Sunday, August 24, 2014

With two deaths caused by the virus reported by the Democratic Republic of Congo's health ministry, the disease appears to have moved beyond West Africa.

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All Things Considered

With Confirmed Cases In Congo, Ebola Now In 4 West African Nations

Sunday, August 24, 2014

The disease's spread has been greased by the high commerce and traffic across the region, and nations in the neighborhood of those affected are concerned about the virus arriving within their borders.

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Aid Workers In Short Supply As Ebola Grips Liberia

Sunday, August 24, 2014

When disaster strikes a poor country, aid workers from all over the world normally flood the zone. This time, fear of the virus is keeping experts from answering West Africa's calls for help.

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Drug Offers Hope For Those With Alopecia Areata

Sunday, August 24, 2014

For millions of people, the condition, which causes hair loss, leads to shame and mental anguish. NPR's Linda Wertheimer talks to Dr. Raphael Clynes about a possible cure.

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If Salt-N-Pepa Told You To Brush Your Teeth, You'd Surely Listen

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Music has a long history of delivering public health messages, with Ebola the latest topic. But do people really pay attention to the lyrics?

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Doctor: Ebola Fatality Rate Running At 70 Percent

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Dr. Gabriel Fitzpatrick has been treating Ebola patients in Sierra Leone with Doctors Without Borders. He spoke with NPR's Scott Simon about what the news of two cured Americans means for his efforts.

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Borders Close As Ebola Spreads In West Africa

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Nearly 1,500 people have died in the Ebola outbreak, and more nations in the region are closing their borders. NPR's Scott Simon speaks to Africa correspondent Ofeibea Quist-Arcton about the epidemic.

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All Things Considered

Life Goes On, Even With The Specter Of Ebola

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Ebola-stricken West Point is typically described as a slum in Liberia's capital city. That is true. But it is also a place of natural beauty and strong spirits.

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All Things Considered

A Food Crisis Follows Africa's Ebola Crisis

Friday, August 22, 2014

Food shortages are emerging in the wake of West Africa's Ebola epidemic. Market shelves are bare and fields are neglected because traders can't move and social gatherings are discouraged.

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California Trees Nailed As The Source Of Mystery Infections

Friday, August 22, 2014

Nobody knew how people in Southern California were getting infected with the life-threatening fungus C. gattii. A 13-year-old helped figure out the source: three types of trees.

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If You're Too Sick To Fly, Airlines Might Not Offer A Refund

Friday, August 22, 2014

Airlines have the right to refuse a passenger suspected of having Ebola. But if you're sick with a contagious disease, what are your rights when it comes to canceling and refunds?

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