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Nothing to Sneeze At

Thursday, May 01, 2014

Sneezes and coughs generate gas clouds that can spread germs farther than previously imagined.

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Science Friday

Food Failures: Foraging Dos and Don'ts

Thursday, May 01, 2014

Professional forager Tama Matsuoka Wong gives tips for picking wild plants safely and sustainably.

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Science Friday

Elephants Use Different 'Words' to Signal Danger

Thursday, May 01, 2014

African elephants use different types of rumbles to signal danger from bees or humans.

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Love That Gel Nail Polish, But Know It Doesn't Come Risk-Free

Thursday, May 01, 2014

Popular gel nail polishes last for weeks, but the ultraviolet light used to cure them may cause premature skin aging and increase risk of cataracts, doctors say.

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New Virus Related To Smallpox Is Found In Republic Of Georgia

Thursday, May 01, 2014

Two men have been infected with a virus newly discovered in dairy cattle, scientists say. The disease causes blisters on the hands and arms, and other symptoms similar to those caused by smallpox.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

LICH (Still) in Limbo

Thursday, May 01, 2014

As the May 5 deadline to work out a deal looms for SUNY and the company that won the bid to run LICH, Brooklyn Health Partners, the mayor's office has expressed reservations about B.H.P. Dan Goldberg, reporter for Capital New York, explains why SUNY and now the mayor don't think the 3-month-old company will be able to deliver on its ambitious plans for LICH, and what will happen next.

 

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WNYC News

If Pfizer Leaves NYC, Will It Start a Trend?

Thursday, May 01, 2014

If New York-based Pfizer in effect renounces its U.S. citizenship, what does that mean for the city?

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WNYC News

Losing My Physician: Are Narrow Networks the New Normal?

Thursday, May 01, 2014

For new healthcare enrollees, it's even harder to find a doctor in-network.

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Freakonomics Radio

The Perfect Crime

Thursday, May 01, 2014

If you are driving and kill a pedestrian, there's a good chance you'll barely be punished. Why?

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Standing Up to Scrutiny

Thursday, May 01, 2014

As the clock is ticking on the deadline for a deal for LICH’s re-development, city and state officials are losing confidence in the company that won the bid to buy the Cobble Hill hospital. Capital New York’s Dan Goldberg explains how the company was chosen, who's behind it and plan B if the deal falls through. Plus: City Council speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito; a guide to Thomas Piketty's economic tome, and the think pieces responding to it; an update on the dispute over LG’s new headquarters near the Palisades; and one linguist's push back to the idea that language shapes how we see the world…le monde…el mundo.

The Leonard Lopate Show

The Pursuit of Happiness: Arianna Huffington and Tony Shalhoub

Thursday, May 01, 2014

On today’s show: Arianna Huffington talks about how we often sacrifice our well-being in pursuit of money and power—and what we can do to rebalance our lives. Tony Shalhoub and Santino Fontana discuss playing Moss Hart in the play “Act One,” which was just nominated for five Tonys. Zia Haider Rahman talks about his debut novel, In The Light of What We Know.

Morning Edition

Experimental Technique Coaxes Muscles Destroyed By War To Regrow

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

By surgically transplanting material from pig bladders into the injured legs of several men, doctors prompted muscles to heal by growing and nurturing fresh, healthy cells.

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Botched Execution Leads Doctor To Review His Principles

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Of the 32 states that currently allow capital punishment, all rely on lethal injection as the means. Seventeen of them require a doctor to be present during the injection.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Why Teen Girls Might Be More At Risk for Concussions

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Yikes. Cheerleading and other sports girls compete in - such as soccer and lacrosse - see high incidences of concussions and brain injuries.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Clock Your Sleep: Seniors

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Dr. Shelby Harris, director of the Behavioral Sleep Medicine Program at Montefiore Medical Center talks to you about aging and sleep--whether seniors need less sleep and how sleep plays a role in other health issues as we age.

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Cancer Plus Chemo Might Put Your Job At Risk

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Four years after women with jobs were diagnosed with early-stage breast cancer, nearly one-third were unemployed. But it's not clear how much of that was due to illness or to a sour economy.

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To Get Help From A Little Kid, Ask The Right Way

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Asking preschoolers to be helpers is more effective than asking them to help, a study suggests. The noun-based approach works with adults, too, psychologists say, but don't take it too far.

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Lawmakers, Educators Target Sexual Assault On Campus

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

As the White House presses colleges to fight sexual assault, Senator Claire McCaskill explains her stand on the issue. The University of Kentucky's Rhonda Henry shares what has worked on that campus.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Forgiveness: How-To

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Mpho Tutu, minister and co-author, with her father, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, of The Book of Forgiving: The Fourfold Path for Healing Ourselves and Our World offers a step-by-step guide to truth and reconciliation in our lives: tell the story, name the hurt, forgive, and renew or release the relationship.

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Who Really Pays For Health Care Might Surprise You

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Government has been part of the business of medicine at least since the 1940s, when Washington began appropriating billions of dollars to build private and government hospitals.

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