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Gluten-Free Food Banks Bridge Celiac Disease And Hunger

Thursday, August 07, 2014

It's not always easy for people with celiac disease to find gluten-free food. And it's even harder for lower-income people with the disease who rely on food pantries to help them fill their bellies.

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Science Friday

Can an Experimental Therapy Be Used to Treat Ebola?

Thursday, August 07, 2014

A look at the experimental therapy used to treat two Americans who were infected with Ebola.

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Science Friday

Listening In on Elephant ‘Mating Pandemonium’

Thursday, August 07, 2014

In a “mating pandemonium” event, a group of elephants roar after a pair of elephants mate.

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Science Friday

Behind the Scenes at the City Morgue

Thursday, August 07, 2014

Forensic pathologist Judy Melinek’s memoir Working Stiff goes behind the scenes at the New York City morgue.

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Science Friday

Giving Viruses a License to Kill...Cancer

Thursday, August 07, 2014

Scientists transform common viruses like measles and herpes into potential cancer treatments.

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Science Friday

"Lucy" Debunked

Thursday, August 07, 2014

A neurobiologist reveals sci-fi thriller Lucy’s neuroscience bloopers.

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Science Friday

Close Your Eyes and Listen to the Night Sky

Thursday, August 07, 2014

If the bright “supermoon” drowns out the Perseid meteor shower this year, why not listen for meteors instead?

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Science Friday

Algorithm Turns Everyday Objects Into Microphones

Thursday, August 07, 2014

Sound waves trigger tiny vibrations in objects. By studying the vibrations, researchers can recreate the sounds that caused them.

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Science Friday

Can Science Build a Better Piano?

Thursday, August 07, 2014

Scientists have created a 3D acoustical scan of the piano's resonance—and say it could help refine the art of piano-making.

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All Things Considered

Interval Training While Walking Helps Control Blood Sugar

Thursday, August 07, 2014

Sure, you know that walking is a simple, low-impact way to get exercise. But did you know that adding faster intervals to the walk could help control blood sugar levels?

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Young, Idealistic And Transsexual: Speaking Out In Africa

Thursday, August 07, 2014

Tampose Mapotheng was born a girl but now lives as a man — a difficult choice in Lesotho. He's spent the summer in the U.S., learning to be a more effective advocate for the LGBTI community.

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WNYC News

Ebola, Chikungunya, the Plague, Oh My!

Thursday, August 07, 2014

Stories about diseases are flying around the media these days. But how worried should New Yorkers really be?

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The Takeaway

Is an Ebola Vaccine on the Horizon?

Thursday, August 07, 2014

Two American health workers infected in Liberia were treated with an experimental serum before they returned to the U.S. for treatment last week. That treatment is still in the trial phase, likely years away from clinical use. 

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House Calls Keep People Out Of Nursing Homes And Save Money

Thursday, August 07, 2014

In the case of an elderly patient with multiple medical problems, having a team of health workers deliver care to the home can be cheaper than expensive stays in nursing homes and emergency rooms.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Why Work Out Till You Puke?

Thursday, August 07, 2014

Between Crossfit, P90X and the Tough Mudder races, extreme work outs (that sometimes cause participants to vomit or otherwise injure themselves) are growing in popularity. Julie Beck, senior associate health editor at The Atlantic, and Gretchen Reynolds, author of the "Phys Ed" column for the New York Times Well blog, explore the motivations behind this form of exercise and wonder if it's even healthy.

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Morning Edition

California Experiments With Fast-Tracking Medical School

Thursday, August 07, 2014

Medical school is now one year shorter for aspiring doctors. An initiative at the University of California, Davis aims to produce more primary care doctors with less med school debt.

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Morning Edition

When And How To Die: Germany Debates Whose Choice It Is

Thursday, August 07, 2014

German courts have supported some types of assisted suicide, but the ruling party has vowed to stop doctors and organizations it says are profiting from the practice.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

The Black Plague Returns

Thursday, August 07, 2014

In 2013, some 600 were sickened and more than 90 people died from a plague outbreak in Madagascar.

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: Justice for Sale, A Visual Microphone, and Morgan Spurlock

Thursday, August 07, 2014

1. Justice for Sale | 2. Ethiopia Through the Eyes of Author Dinaw Mengestu | 3. Good Vibrations: A Bag of Potato Chips and the Science of Sound | 4. Morgan Spurlock's Latest Horror Show: '7 Deadly Sins'

The Brian Lehrer Show

Here's How to Qualify

Thursday, August 07, 2014

“Brooklyn Made” is good for business. Carlo Scissura, the president of the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce, explains how businesses can get the official certification. Plus: arguments over the frequently-delayed Senate report on U.S. torture practices; the motivation behind super-intense work outs like P90X and CrossFit that even sometimes make people physically ill; a potential problem with the affordable housing formula; and a look at the decisions that’ll have to be made in immigration courts on which unaccompanied minors qualify for asylum.