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The Leonard Lopate Show

China's Secret Organ Transplant Business

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

A China analyst investigates China’s program to get rid of political dissidents while profiting from the sale of their organs--in many cases to Western recipients.

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Ebola Shuts Down The Oldest Hospital In Liberia

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Ebola has claimed another victim. Reeling from the loss of staff and unable to cope with the deadly virus, St. Joseph's Catholic Hospital has closed its gates.

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PRI's The World

Liberia doesn't have many doctors, and it's battling Ebola with minimal supplies

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Doctors in West Africa are having a tough time battling Ebola since they're lacking the most basic supplies — like gloves and masks. Dr. Roseda Marshall, the chair of pediatrics at the University of Liberia's Dogliotti College of Medicine, says the world is wasting time while the epidemic spreads.

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All Things Considered

Colorado Case Puts Workplace Drug Policies To The Test

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

The urine test employers typically use to detect marijuana picks up cannabis smoked or swallowed days or weeks earlier. Should firms be allowed to fire workers who legally use marijuana at home?

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All Things Considered

Ethics Panel Endorses The Use Of Experimental Drugs To Slow Ebola

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

A panel convened by the World Health Organization has approved the use of experimental drugs and vaccines to combat the Ebola outbreak, so long as certain conditions are met.

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All Things Considered

Ebola Closes The Doors Of One Of Liberia's Oldest Hospitals

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

A Spanish priest who was infected with the Ebola virus in Liberia has died at a hospital in Madrid. The Liberian hospital that Father Miguel Pajares had been working at in Monrovia is now shut down, because so many staff members have been infected with Ebola.

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The World Health Organization Says Yes To An Experimental Ebola Drug

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Faced with an Ebola outbreak that keeps spreading, WHO has endorsed the idea of using unproven vaccines or treatments.

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The Takeaway

Can The U.S. Help Iraq Save Itself?

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Thousands of Kurdish Yezidis remain trapped atop Mount Sinjar, and on Sunday evening, Britain's Royal Air Force was forced to abort an aid drop amid fears that the thousands below could be injured. Here, The Takeaway examines what it takes to make humanitarian missions successful.

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A Life Of Anxiety Documented

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

John Keedy used to be uncomfortable talking about his problems with anxiety, but not anymore. He hopes his series of photos will help others with mental illness see that they're not alone.

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The Ethical Issues In Using An Experimental Ebola Drug

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

The World Health Organization approved the use of an experimental Ebola drug. Now come the hard questions: Who gets a drug that is in scarce supply and how is its effectiveness determined?

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Elemental Storytelling

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Thomas Doyle tells stories with teeny frozen people. They aren't cold. They are frozen in time, but he freezes them with exquisitely suspenseful, Sherlock Holmes-like care.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

The Dangers of Dust

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Dust is almost everywhere, and while most household dust isn't hazardous, dust in factories and in the environment can contain toxins and particles that are dangerous to inhale and are even flammable.

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The Takeaway

'I Believe You, It's Not Your Fault'

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Why a new blog that gives victims of sexual assault and harassment a place to share stories has struck a nerve with so many people.

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Can Divorced Dad Be Forced To Cover Insurance For Adult Kids?

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

A mother seeks advice on how to get her ex-husband to keep their sons on his plan because it would be less costly than hers.

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Ebola Update: Spanish Priest Dies; WHO Gives OK To Experimental Drugs

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Ebola continues to spread in West Africa. The latest figures from the World Health Organization cite 1,848 cases of the deadly disease across the region, and 1,013 deaths.

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Pray Over Hot Salt Water, Then Bathe In It: An Anti-Ebola Ritual

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

This past weekend, the word spread in the middle of the night in Sierra Leone: the way to prevent Ebola is to pray over hot salted water, then bathe in it.

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Morning Edition

Why Is There No Drug To Treat Ebola?

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Three companies are working to develop a drug that can battle Ebola. The free market has not produced a solution — a situation the U.S. government has been trying to correct.

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Graphic Warnings: Ebola Posters Keep The Virus On People's Minds

Monday, August 11, 2014

Sierra Leone is at the epicenter of the Ebola outbreak. To help stop the virus, health workers are putting up Ebola awareness posters around the country. One doctor explains why they're so graphic.

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WNYC News

Violence Out Of Control At Brooklyn Hospital: OSHA

Monday, August 11, 2014

WNYC

Brookdale Hospital in Brownsville received a rare federal citation for failing to protect hospital employees.

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PRI's The World

Consumers are demanding antibiotic-free meat, and Big Food is starting to listen

Monday, August 11, 2014

The US government has been slow to respond to the health threat posed by the widespread use of antibiotics in livestock. But consumer concern about antibiotic resistance is growing, and that's leading some US companies to start changing their ways.

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