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Sierra Leone Puts North On Lockdown Amid Ebola Spread

Thursday, December 25, 2014

The country that has been hardest-hit by the ongoing outbreak of the deadly virus, has shut down shops, markets and most travel in the north.

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Ebola Survivor: 'You Feel Like ... Maybe ... A Ghost'

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Outside St. Joseph's Catholic Hospital in Liberia, Dr. Senga Omeonga muses over the weeks he spent at an Ebola ward — not as a doctor, but as a patient. He says the experience was life-changing.

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Freakonomics Radio

What’s More Dangerous: Marijuana or Alcohol? (Rebroadcast)

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Imagine that both substances were undiscovered until today. How would we think about their relative risks?

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Mishandling Of Ebola Sample May Have Exposed CDC Technician To Virus

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

The worker will be monitored for symptoms. Officials are investigating the incident, in which the virus was moved from a high-security lab to a low-security lab at the CDC's headquarters in Atlanta.

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All Things Considered

When Home And Health Are Just Out Of Reach

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Health insurance doesn't pay for housing, but sometimes that is what a patient needs most. A Medicaid experiment helps some elderly and disabled people move out of institutions into their own homes.

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Science Friday

Birdie in Flight

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

The aerodynamics of the badminton birdie, along with a complex chain of movements executed by players, enables it to reach 200 mph.

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Science Friday

2014 Science Year in Review

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

From the Ebola outbreak to the Rosetta mission to a comet, a look at the biggest science stories of the year.

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Science Friday

John McPhee Assembles California

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

In this 1993 interview from the Science Friday archives, writer John McPhee talks plate tectonics and global geology.

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Science Friday

SciFri Live: Science Movie Quiz

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

You may know science, but how well do you know movie science?

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Would You Like Health Insurance With Those Stocking Stuffers?

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

While shoppers rush to the mall to pick up the last neckties and Transformers for Christmas, health officials are trying to pitch them on an unconventional gift this holiday season: health insurance.

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The Takeaway

Please Give Blood, But Be Celibate: Revised FDA Rules Called Into Question

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

On Tuesday, the Food and Drug Administration announced that it would finally revise a decades-old rule banning gay men from donating blood—but the updated rule has a caveat.

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The Takeaway

Looking Forward to a Life Without Breast Cancer

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

The women behind The Takeaway's series "Under Her Skin: Living With Breast Cancer" reflect on their diagnoses, the prognoses and how they've coped.

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New Blood Donation Rules Would Still Exclude Many Gay Men

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

The FDA recommends overturning a lifetime ban on blood donations by men who have sex with men. It's the right solution, but it still won't help me donate.

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WNYC News

Fracking Fight Was Personal

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

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A cancer survivor became a public-health biologist. What happened next made environmental history.

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WNYC News

NYC Fire Department Doctor Spends Christmas Fighting Ebola

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Dr. Dario Gonzalez is using emergency medical skills from the FDNY on the ground in Liberia.

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WNYC News

What's Next for Miracle Overdose Prevention Drug, at Twice the Cost?

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

After New York committed $5 million dollars to equip police officers with naloxone, the sole company that produces it doubled the price.

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Morning Edition

Obama Administration Downplays Court Challenge To Health Law

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

With this year's enrollment in Obamacare brisk, Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell says she's not worried that the U.S. Supreme Court may yet overturn a key provision of the law.

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Morning Edition

Christmas In Liberia: Ebola Fears, No Snow, Holiday Spirit

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

The deadly virus has cast a shadow over the country. Nonetheless, many Liberians are determined to have a happy Christmas and a hopeful new year.

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Morning Edition

Costly Hepatitis C Drugs Threaten To Bust Prison Budgets

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Inmates in the U.S. have a high rate of infection with chronic hepatitis C — up to 35 percent or more by some estimates. New drugs introduced this year can cure the disease quickly, but at a cost.

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New Tech City

Screens Really are a Nightmare for Sleep

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

May we suggest a holiday activity for the family? Sleep... without screens.

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