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Science Friday

Can the Bacteria in Your Gut Send Messages to Your Brain?

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Researchers discuss how the microbiome might play a role in anxiety, depression, and autism.

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Science Friday

Microbes Thrive in Antarctic Lake Buried Beneath Ice

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Microbes have made a home in a lake trapped beneath an 800-meter-thick ice sheet in Antarctica.

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Science Friday

The SciFri Book Club Talks ‘Dune’

Thursday, August 21, 2014

The SciFri Book Club concludes its discussion of Frank Herbert’s ecological epic, Dune.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

The Terrible Treatment of Pro-Wrestlers

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Daniel O’Sullivan on why professional wrestlers often lack benefits, pensions, health insurance, and, unlike any other major American sport, aren’t represented by a union.

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The Takeaway

Remembering The Creator of Modern Yoga

Thursday, August 21, 2014

B.K.S. Iyengar, the man credited with introducing yoga to the western world, died on Wednesday in the southern Indian city of Pune at the age of 95.

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Mental Health Meets 'Moneyball' In San Antonio

Thursday, August 21, 2014

The jails, hospitals, courts, police and mental health department in Bexar County, Texas, used to work separately. Since they started cooperating, psychiatric care has improved and costs are down.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

A Doctor's Diagnosis of the Medical System

Thursday, August 21, 2014

A doctor diagnoses what's wrong with America's medical system.

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Sea Lions And Seals Likely Spread Tuberculosis To Ancient Peruvians

Thursday, August 21, 2014

By analyzing the DNA found in 1,000-year-old mummies, scientists found evidence that sea mammals were the first to bring tuberculosis to the Americas.

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The Takeaway

New Approach to Domestic Violence Saves Lives

Thursday, August 21, 2014

An integrated team approach—with help from police, hospitals and the courts—has successfully prevented domestic violence homicides in Massachusetts.

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Mistakes In Medicine: Dr. Brian Goldman Answers Your Questions

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Dr. Brian Goldman answers your questions on medicine, making mistakes, and how the entire medical system can benefit and learn from being wrong.

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An Unstoppable Killer: New Research Suggests Cancer Can't Be Eradicated

Thursday, August 21, 2014

A new study finds cancer affects even simple, ancient multicellular organisms — which means the disease and the deaths it causes may simply be a part of life.

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Morning Edition

'I Am Thrilled To Be Alive': American Ebola Patients Released From Hospital

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Dr. Kent Brantly and missionary Nancy Writebol have gone through "a rigorous course of treatment and thorough testing," Emory University Hospital's Dr. Bruce Ribner says.

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Morning Edition

How Much Bigger Is The Ebola Outbreak Than Official Reports Show?

Thursday, August 21, 2014

The World Health Organization says the official number of Ebola cases and deaths may "vastly underestimate" the scale of the outbreak. So how bad is it really?

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: ISIS Propaganda, The Narrative of Ferguson & The Death of a Yogi

Thursday, August 21, 2014

The Takeaway examines the death of U.S. journalist James Foley, a domestic violence epidemic in South Carolina, and Anna Deavere Smith weighs in on the narrative of Ferguson, and more.

The Brian Lehrer Show

Former Governor Paterson, Protests and Physicians

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Former New York Governor David Paterson, a doctor on how the medical system discourages doctors, Columbia University's new sexual assault policy; and the new multicultural America.

All Things Considered

The Momentum Of The Ice Bucket Challenge — And What It Means For ALS

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

A recent fundraising challenge has gone viral on social media, calling attention to research into Lou Gehrig's disease. Forbes contributor Dan Diamond discusses the state of that research.

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All Things Considered

In Liberia, An Ebola Quarantine Descends Into Riots

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

After the Liberian government ordered a quarantine of one of the poorest neighborhoods in its capital, Monrovia, residents there woke up to find themselves cut off from the rest of the city by security forces. By midday, the neighborhood was in riot.

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PRI's The World

How fear is hampering the response to the Ebola crisis

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

The Ebola epidemic is an emergency for several countries in West Africa. But the international response has been slow. One reason is fear.

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PRI's The World

Photos show the struggles women in Mozambique face getting health care

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

During a global health reporting trip to Mozambique, Sonia Narang witnessed the challenges women and children face in one of the least developed countries in the world. Thus was born "The Women of Mozambique," a week long Instagram series that illuminates the lives of women through short vignettes.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Robert F. Kennedy Jr. on Vaccines

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

He examines the research literature on the preservative Thimerosal and argues that it should be removed from the vaccines that still contain it.

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