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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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No Roads Lead To Iquitos But This Med Student Is Glad He Made The Trip

Monday, August 11, 2014

He came as part of a volunteer team. What he finds in this Peruvian city of half a million is that the common hernia can ruin a man's life — and be easily fixed by a volunteer doctor.

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Panic, Pouring Rain, A Ray Of Sun: Reporting On Ebola In Sierra Leone

Monday, August 11, 2014

They've stopped shaking hands and hugging each other. They keep buckets of chlorinated water at the door. And they're praying to defeat "the evil one" — Ebola.

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Morning Edition

A Coping Plan Can Help Fend Off Depression From Vision Loss

Monday, August 11, 2014

About 25 percent of people with macular degeneration in both eyes develop clinical depression. But developing strategies for staying engaged in passions and people may cut that risk by more than half.

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Morning Edition

Where We Learn That Artificial Eyes Really Aren't Round At All

Monday, August 11, 2014

If you think that an artificial eye looks like a big glass marble, you're not alone. And you're wrong. We visit the people who made a prosthetic eye for a 5-year-old boy who lost an eye to cancer.

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All Things Considered

Doctor Remembered For Dedication To Fighting Deadly Ebola

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Virologist Sheik Humar Khan has been hailed a hero treating Ebola in Sierra Leone. He cared for dozens of patients before testing positive for Ebola and dying of the lethal virus, late last month.

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All Things Considered

Recovery Coach Helps An Addict Resist Heroin's Lure

Sunday, August 10, 2014

A Cape Cod treatment center says it is breaking addiction's hold — and saving money — by offering newly released patients daily, or even hourly, coaching by paid consultants.

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West African Border Crossings On Lockdown Amid Ebola Spread

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Guinea denied earlier reports that it had closed its border with neighboring Liberia, but sources on the scene say trucks are blocking the crossings.

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Sierra Leone Blockades 2 Districts In Attempt To Contain Ebola

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Liberia and Sierra Leone have deployed troops to try to isolate areas hardest-hit by the Ebola virus. Nigeria announced a state of emergency as new cases of the disease are reported there.

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She Rode To Success On Her Family's Backs — Literally

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Muluh Hilda Bih developed muscular dystrophy as a girl in Cameroon. Some parents there hide a disabled child. Hers did their best to bring her into the world. Today she's a journalist and activist.

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Virtual Reality's Next Hurdle: Overcoming 'Sim Sickness'

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Researchers as well as virtual reality hardware and software makers are working to better understand motion sickness caused by some VR technologies.

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You Asked Questions About Ebola — And We Have Answers

Saturday, August 09, 2014

Where did it start? Why are some patients able to survive? Shouldn't we be more concerned about malaria? Dr. Darin Portnoy of Doctors Without Borders answers your queries.

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