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Young And In Love? Thank Mom And Dad, At Least A Little

Monday, February 10, 2014

How well people got along with their parents as teenagers affects how satisfied they are with romantic relationships as young adults. But if you were a rebellious teen, don't fret. Researchers say it's just one of many factors that influence your romantic life.

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Birth Control And Blood Clots: Women Still Weighing The Risks

Sunday, February 09, 2014

The drug company Merck has agreed to settle with thousands of claimants who sued over the contraceptive NuvaRing. Hormonal birth control has never escaped controversy when it comes to potentially serious side effects, so how do women sort through the data and make a decision that works for them.

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Stomach Bug Closes Landmark New York Resort

Friday, February 07, 2014

The Mohonk Mountain House in New Paltz, N.Y., closed Friday afternoon so that cleaning crews from a company that specializes in disaster responses can scour the place after an outbreak of intestinal illness. Norovirus appears to be the culprit.

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After A Stroke, Women's Lives Are Worse Than Men's

Friday, February 07, 2014

Women's reduced ability to recover physically after a stroke may have big effects on their quality of life. Researchers don't know why women don't fare as well as men after strokes, but they say it's a topic in need of attention.

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Last Chance Foods

Last Chance Foods: How to Pick the Best Italian Olive Oil

Friday, February 07, 2014

Restaurateur Lidia Bastianich explains what you need to know about Italian olive oil. Also, try her recipe for olive oil and rosemary spaghettini.

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Is George Zimmerman On A Road To Perdition?

Friday, February 07, 2014

Rapper DMX is talking about stepping into the boxing ring with George Zimmerman. But the Barbershop guys ask whether it would be better for both men to step out of the spotlight.

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The Takeaway

Dylan Farrow, Woody Allen and 'Minding Our Business'

Friday, February 07, 2014

As the controversy around Woody Allen and Dylan Farrow continues, it's hard to determine the facts in any particular case of sexual assault. What we know for certain is that many cases of sexual abuse go unreported and un-prosecuted. Sasha Weiss, an editor at NewYorker.com, and Dr. Margaret Moon, Assistant Professor in Pediatrics and Clinical Medical Ethics at Johns Hopkins University discuss what the Farrow-Allen case has to teach us about the boundaries between private life and politics.

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Maker Of $1,000 Hepatitis C Pill Looks To Cut Its Cost Overseas

Friday, February 07, 2014

The U.S. recently approved a drug that can quickly cure hepatitis C in many patients. But its high price means the treatment is out of reach for millions of people in the developing world. Now the pill's manufacturer is talking with Indian producers to reduce the treatment cost to $2,000. But critics say the price drop won't be enough.

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Food Industry Groups Say They'll Label GMOs, On Their Terms

Thursday, February 06, 2014

In an open acknowledgement that many consumers are annoyed that GMO ingredients aren't labeled, a coalition announced Thursday that it does support labeling. But it wants a federal standard to be voluntary, and it wants to keep states from passing any more mandatory labeling measures.

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Start Early To Cut Women's Stroke Risk

Thursday, February 06, 2014

Women face a higher risk of stroke than men. But until now there haven't been guidelines specific to women for managing the risk. New recommendations say women should start thinking about reducing their stroke risk early on, when they're thinking about getting pregnant or avoiding pregnancy.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

The FDA, Antibiotics, and Animal Feed

Thursday, February 06, 2014

Antibiotic resistance claims 23,000 lives a year in the U.S.—and the overuse of antibiotics in livestock plays a role. Bryan Walsh looks at whether the FDA doing all it can to protect Americans, and looks at why antibiotics are used in animal feed in the first place and the risks of that practice. He’s written “New Report Says FDA Allowed “High Risk” Antibiotics to Be Used on Farm Animals.”

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Most Smokers Don't Buy Their Cigarettes At CVS

Thursday, February 06, 2014

The CVS drugstore chain's decision to stop selling tobacco products drew praise as an important public health step. But, we wondered, how many people buy cigarettes at drugstores? Not as many as we thought.

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Science Friday

SciFri: Crafting the 'Fastest Ice on Earth'

Thursday, February 06, 2014

Marc Norman obsessively monitors the ice at the Utah Olympic Oval to create the perfect skating surface.

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SciFri: Greenland’s Fast-Moving Glacier Speeds Up

Thursday, February 06, 2014

The Jakobshavn glacier reached speeds of more than 150 feet per day during the summer of 2012.

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Science Friday

SciFri: Meet Vermeer, the Engineer

Thursday, February 06, 2014

A new documentary, Tim’s Vermeer, shows that the Dutch master painter was a tinkerer, too.

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Science Friday

SciFri: What Pulled the Plug on the Bioluminescent Bay?

Thursday, February 06, 2014

The glowing bioluminescent bay near Fajardo, Puerto Rico went dark for more than a week in November.

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Science Friday

SciFri: Can Gaming Make Us More Social?

Thursday, February 06, 2014

NYU's Katherine Isbister imagines a future where technology connects us to other people, not avatars.

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SciFri: Ice Science a Slippery Quandary for Physicists

Thursday, February 06, 2014

Friction researcher and avid curler Robert Carpick discusses the tricky physics of ice.

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Subway Phasing Out Bread Additive After Blogger Flags Health Concerns

Thursday, February 06, 2014

Just a few days after a food blogger created a buzz with an online petition raising questions about the safety of a food additive commonly used in commercial baking, sandwich giant Subway has announced plans to phase it out of its fresh-baked breads.

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The Takeaway

Is the Tobacco Lobby Losing its Grip?

Thursday, February 06, 2014

The biggest drug store in the country, CVS, announced this week that it plans to stop selling cigarettes in all of its stores across the country. What does this move mean for the tobacco industry? Are we witnessing the end of cigarette companies as we know them—or does this just signal a change in the market as we know it? Stanton Glantz, medical professor at the University of California, San Francisco, has been following the movements of the tobacco industry for years, and thinks CVS's decision is a significant one. 

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