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Administration Grants Tax Time Reprieve For Obamacare Procrastinators

Friday, February 20, 2015

There will be a special insurance enrollment period from March 15 to April 30 for people to use HealthCare.gov if they discover they owe a penalty for not having coverage when filling out their taxes.

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UCLA Outbreak Highlights Challenge Of Curbing Infections

Friday, February 20, 2015

The lethal bacteria that sickened people at a Los Angeles hospital belong to one of three types the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says hospitals should most urgently monitor and prevent.

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TED Radio Hour

How Do We Know What Other People Are Thinking?

Friday, February 20, 2015

Sensing the motives and feelings of others is a natural talent for humans. But how do we do it? Neuroscientist Rebecca Saxe explains how one region in the brain focuses on other people's thoughts.

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TED Radio Hour

How Can A Stroke Change Your Brain?

Friday, February 20, 2015

When neuroanatomist Jill Bolte-Taylor felt her brain shut down during a stroke, she was more fascinated than panicked. Even though she spent eight years recovering, she's grateful for the stroke.

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TED Radio Hour

What Does It Take To Map The Human Brain?

Friday, February 20, 2015

Nancy Kanwisher studies the brain partly by staring at her own. She has spent countless hours in an fMRI scanner, mapping her own brain to gain insight into what makes us human.

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Life After Death

Friday, February 20, 2015

The world is starting to forget about Ebola. The village of Barkedu can't.

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Morning Edition

Panel Recommends More Fruits And Vegetables, Less Meat And Sugar

Friday, February 20, 2015

A panel of top nutrition experts is recommending that Americans adopt a more plant-based diet and eat less meat and sugar. The panel also weighed-in on cholesterol and caffeine.

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Morning Edition

The World Could Be On The Verge Of Losing A Powerful Malaria Drug

Friday, February 20, 2015

Malaria parasites in Myanmar are learning how to fend off the incredibly effective drug called artemisinin. That could cause a lot of problems there — and beyond.

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: Deadly Superbugs, The Best of The Web, and Audio Porn

Friday, February 20, 2015

The Takeaway chats with the director of the CDC about drug-resistant bacteria, we look at the hidden treasures you missed online this week, and we explore the rise of audio porn.

The Brian Lehrer Show

Net Neutrality; NYC Health Commissioner; Cricket World Cup

Friday, February 20, 2015

The FCC votes soon on net neutrality; NYC's Health Commissioner Dr. Mary Bassett on #BlackLives Matter; the anniversary of Malcolm X's death; vaccine skeptics & the Cricket World Cup.

Why California's Superbug Outbreak Isn't As Scary As It Seems

Thursday, February 19, 2015

The outbreak of drug-thwarting bacteria that contributed to the deaths of two patients at a UCLA hospital isn't likely to spread further, doctors say. Still, drug resistance is trouble nationwide.

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All Things Considered

Air Force Reservists Say Agent Orange Residue Damaged Their Health

Thursday, February 19, 2015

The planes used to spray Agent Orange in Vietnam weren't retired from service — they were used by reservists in the U.S. for more than a decade after the war, exposing the crews to harmful chemicals.

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All Things Considered

Nutrition Panel: Egg With Coffee Is A-OK, But Skip The Side Of Bacon

Thursday, February 19, 2015

A panel of top nutrition experts is recommending that Americans adopt a more plant-based diet and eat less meat and sugar. It also found that most people are not consuming too much cholesterol.

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All Things Considered

A Biological Quest Leads To A New Kind Of Breast Cancer Drug

Thursday, February 19, 2015

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a drug that thwarts some enzymes breast cancer cells use to evade treatment with estrogen-blocking drugs.

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All Things Considered

Just A Bit Of DNA Helps Explain Humans' Big Brains

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Scientists have found some human DNA that, when added to mice, makes their brains bigger. But as DNA research into human brains goes forward, are there ethical lines we shouldn't cross?

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Humana Discloses Widening Justice Dept. Probe Of Medicare Advantage Plans

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Privately run Medicare Advantage plans offer seniors an alternative to standard Medicare. The plans are paid monthly fees based on complex risk formulas that are drawing federal scrutiny.

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Science Friday

Hr2: Bilingual Babies, Alzheimers and Women, Future of Mapping

Thursday, February 19, 2015

What bilingual babies can teach us about language acquisition, studies on the role of genes and hormones in Alzheimers, and a look at the future of mapping technology.

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Science Friday

Hr1: Kivalina, Shifting Habitats, Hunger Behavior

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Relocating an Alaskan village, shifting Arctic animal habitats, and the finding that hunger may make you want to acquire things -- even things that are not food.

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Morning Edition

Chocolate Makeover: Nestle Dumps Artificial Colorings

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Nestle says it's removing artificial flavors and dyes from its chocolate candies, and Hershey's says it's shifting to simpler ingredients. The moves come amid growing demand for natural food.

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Morning Edition

Why A Court Once Ordered Kids Vaccinated Against Their Parents' Will

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Measles infected hundreds of children at a Philadelphia church whose members didn't believe in modern medicine. In a rare step, health officials moved to compel the families to vaccinate the kids.

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