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When Food Is Too Good To Waste, College Kids Pick Up The Scraps

Friday, February 27, 2015

Millions of tons of food are wasted on college campuses around the country, and students are noticing. Some of them are now rescuing food to make tasty meals for the needy and compost for gardens.

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Parents Choose A Simple Device To Reshape A Baby's Ear

Friday, February 27, 2015

Sometimes a baby's outer ear may be a tad misshapen. Surgery can help later on, but a plastic mold makes the most of the fact that a newborn's ears are pliable. They can reshape within weeks.

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Fines Remain Rare Even As Health Data Breaches Multiply

Friday, February 27, 2015

Since 2009, a federal watchdog has levied only 22 penalties against health care organizations for failing to safeguard information about patients.

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It Kills Germs For Up To 6 Hours. Can It Wipe Out Ebola?

Friday, February 27, 2015

Zylast is a hand sanitizer that offers protection far longer than alcohol-based products or chlorine solution. That's why USAID has named it one of its "Fighting Ebola Grand Challenge" winners.

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5 Things To Know About The Latest Supreme Court Challenge To Health Law

Friday, February 27, 2015

Millions of Americans might not be able to afford insurance if the Supreme Court rules the government erred in making subsidies available in all states. Arguments are

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How Tents And Fried Chicken Help Stop Cancer

Thursday, February 26, 2015

There's little money for cancer care in the developing world. And many children with curable cancers die. Two doctors believe it's time to stop accepting cancer as a death sentence in poor countries.

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Will The Dietary Guidelines Consider The Planet? The Fight Is On

Thursday, February 26, 2015

A panel of nutrition experts recommends a diet lower in meat in part because it's better for the Earth. But the meat industry says environmental policy doesn't belong in nutrition guidelines.

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Fresh Air

From Naked Mole Rats To Dog Testicles: A Writer Explores The Longevity Quest

Thursday, February 26, 2015

"Nature knows how to let animals live a very long time," says Bill Gifford, whose latest book is Spring Chicken, a look at the history of anti-aging schemes and current ways people try to live longer.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

The Other Risk of Looking Up Medical Information Online

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Many companies that dispense health advice also collect, track, and sell our search queries to a variety of sources.

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Science Friday

Hr1: Airport Apiaries, Ideas That Must Die, Food Coaching Apps, Cyborg Bacteria

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Bees by the runway, sweeping away outdated ideas, apps for healthy eating, and bacteria-powered robots.

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Science Friday

Hr2: NASA And Civil Rights, Future Crimes, Dietary Guidelines

Thursday, February 26, 2015

NASA during the civil rights era, how criminals are using emergent technologies, and changing guidelines on cholesterol.

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The Takeaway

If You Give a Kid a Peanut

Thursday, February 26, 2015

There's now evidence that the strict avoidance of allergens, like peanuts, increases the chance of developing allergies later in life. Here's how our desire for safety is making us sick.

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Doctors Join Forces With Lawyers To Reduce Firearms Deaths

Thursday, February 26, 2015

More than 32,000 people die each year in the United States in gun-related suicides, violence and accidents. The physicians seek universal background checks and other measures to reduce the toll.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Diacetyl: The Buttery Flavor Chemical That Damages Your Lungs

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Diacetyl is used to flavor candy, chips, coffee and e-cigarettes, and it is linked to hundreds of injuries – and five deaths – of workers in popcorn factories and flavoring companies.

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Attention, Shoppers: Prices For 70 Health Care Procedures Now Online!

Thursday, February 26, 2015

It's not exactly Priceline.com for knee replacements. But a website from the nonprofit Health Care Cost Institute could helping patients shop around for the best values.

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PRI's The World

Just 10 bucks and a phone call can get you Russia's dangerous new drug

Thursday, February 26, 2015

A new drug called spice is only the latest in a series of synthetic drugs that have flooded the Russian market over the years. Offering a cheap and readily available high, Russian health experts are trying to keep kids away, but keeping up with drug dealers is proving difficult.

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Morning Edition

U.S. Steps Up Commitment To Fight Malaria

Thursday, February 26, 2015

The Obama administration on Wednesday announced a six-year extension of a program to combat malaria around the globe.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Medicine's Murky World: The FDA, Medical Websites, And Risky Chemicals

Thursday, February 26, 2015

The FDA is not cracking down on bad clinical trials. Diacetyl flavors chips, coffee and e-cigarettes, and is dangerous. Companies that give us health advice are also selling our data. 

The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: Jihadi John Unmasked, When The Internet Goes Bad & Our Allergic World

Thursday, February 26, 2015

The Takeaway has the details on the identity of an ISIS executioner, we explore digital dead zones, and how our world is impacting our allergies. 

Infections With Dangerous Gut Microbe Still On The Rise

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Clostridium difficile sickens nearly half a million Americans annually, killing about 29,000, say federal health officials. They warn hospitals and nursing homes to tighten hygiene protocols.

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