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Smallpox Virus Found In Unsecured NIH Lab

Tuesday, July 08, 2014

Sure, we all forget stuff. But federal researchers apparently forgot vials of smallpox virus, perhaps for 60 years. The vials were rushed to a secure lab in Atlanta.

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What's In Our Name: Why Goats? Why Soda?

Tuesday, July 08, 2014

We'll cover malaria and micro-loans. Ebola and education. We'll look at efforts to lift families out of poverty — and provide clean drinking water and electricity. So what should we call ourselves?

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Complaint Says Insurance Plans Discriminate Against HIV Patients

Tuesday, July 08, 2014

Some insurance companies charge the highest copays for HIV/AIDS drugs, even generics, the civil rights complaint alleges. This could discourage high-cost patients from enrolling in the plans.

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Can't Stand Meetings? Try Taking Away The Chairs

Tuesday, July 08, 2014

Those who stood at meetings said they felt their colleagues were more open to their ideas, less territorial, and overall, did better collaborative work, researchers found.

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Morning Edition

Stress Causes Health Problems, Which Then Cause More Stress

Tuesday, July 08, 2014

People under stress are more likely to have health problems, according to a poll by NPR, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Harvard School of Public Health. That's true for caregivers, too.

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All Things Considered

Between Stress And Poor Health, A Two-Way Street Tread By Many

Monday, July 07, 2014

NPR, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Harvard School of Public Health conducted a nationwide poll about the stress felt by Americans, where it comes from and what they do about it. Reporter Richard Knox cherry-picks some of the more interesting results for Robert Siegel.

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All Things Considered

The Secret History Behind The Science Of Stress

Monday, July 07, 2014

The tobacco industry played an influential role in the funding and popularization of stress research. A vast document archive details the relationships between cigarette makers and key scientists.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Heroin Is an Epidemic...Or Is It?

Monday, July 07, 2014

Governor Cuomo is the latest to claim shooting up has never been easier: users are younger and the drug is more available than ever. But do the numbers back him up? And what does that mean for next steps?

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With Gene Disorders, The Mother's Age Matters, Not The Egg's

Monday, July 07, 2014

For a long while doctors thought that an egg's age relative to others explained why older women are more likely to produce eggs with genetic abnormalities. But a study finds that's not really true.

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Stressed Out: Americans Tell Us About Stress In Their Lives

Monday, July 07, 2014

NPR, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Harvard School of Public Health conducted a poll in March and early April to find out how stress is affecting people in the U.S. Here's what we found.

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Morning Edition

For Many Americans, Stress Takes A Toll On Health And Family

Monday, July 07, 2014

Half of Americans say they've had a major stressful event in the past year, according to a poll by NPR, the Harvard School of Public Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Here's how it hurts.

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: lsrael Arrests Suspects in Revenge Killing, Inside an Undersea Lab, and One Woman's Battle with Breast Cancer

Monday, July 07, 2014

1. Under Her Skin: The Breast Cancer Survival Divide Across Racial Lines |  2. Under Her Skin: Meet Lisa Echols | 3. Israel Arrests Suspects in Revenge Killing of Palestinian Teen | 4. Inside the World's Only Undersea Lab

The Takeaway

As Breast Cancer Treatment Improves, Black Women Left Behind

Monday, July 07, 2014

Over the last thirty years, researchers have found a widening survival divide between black women and white women diagnosed with breast cancer. 

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The Takeaway

Choosing a Double Mastectomy

Monday, July 07, 2014

Lisa Echols lives and works in Memphis, where the mortality rate for black women with breast cancer is twice that of white women. 

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All Things Considered

Faith Strengthens Aging Parents As They Care For Their Son

Saturday, July 05, 2014

Judy and James Lee's lives revolve around providing 24-hour care to their 16-year-old son. As they get older, they worry about who will eventually take care of him.

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All Things Considered

Caregiving Takes Hefty Financial Toll, But Help Is Available

Saturday, July 05, 2014

NPR's Kelly McEvers talks with special needs lawyer Theresa Varnet and social entrepreneur Al Etmanski about the types of assistance available for families caring for a special needs child.

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Two Sisters Share One's Road To Recovery

Saturday, July 05, 2014

When Shirlene English was immobilized by a stroke in 2000, her sister Loretta stepped up as chief caregiver. Then Loretta's father developed dementia, and she stepped up again.

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All Things Considered

As A Husband Becomes Caregiver To His Wife, A Marriage Evolves

Friday, July 04, 2014

Rick Rayburn became a full-time caregiver to Marianne, his wife of 42 years, after she developed dementia. She may not be the woman he married, but he says she's helping him become a better husband.

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Morning Edition

Individual Conscience And Society Collide Over Contraception

Friday, July 04, 2014

Contraception is the latest in a long line of often bitter history of balancing the right of conscience with the needs of society. (This piece first aired on Feb. 16, 2012 on All Things Considered.)

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As Ebola Cases Spike, WHO Asks For More Money And Help

Thursday, July 03, 2014

The deadliest Ebola outbreak in history continues to grow in West Africa. Even as health leaders met to figure out how to stop the virus, the number of cases surged — by nearly 20 percent in a week.

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