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Keeping Those Good Vacation Vibes, the Answer Isn't in Your Inbox

Thursday, December 04, 2014

Too many vacations end in a tidal wave of anxiety once you're back at work. Trying to catch up, paging through your inbox it's enough to stop vacationing altogether. Yeah right! 

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Freakonomics Radio

How to Fix a Broken High Schooler, in Four Easy Steps

Thursday, December 04, 2014

Okay, maybe the steps aren’t so easy. But a program run out of a Toronto housing project has had great success in turning around kids who were headed for trouble.

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All Things Considered

A Tale Of Dueling Ebola Songs: One From Britain, One From Africa

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

African musicians have recorded a fund-raising song to help fight Ebola. They say it truly reflects what's happening in their homeland — unlike the Brit pop Ebola song "Do They Know It's Christmas?"

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All Things Considered

Liberia President Sets Dec. 25 Goal For No New Ebola Cases

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

Ebola has killed more people in Liberia than any other country — just over 3,100. And it continues to be a problem in Liberia's countryside. But the number of new cases overall in the West African nation dropped over the last two months, according to health officials.

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All Things Considered

A Drug Might Heal Spinal Injuries By Sparking Nerve Growth

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

A neurologist's unorthodox thinking led to an experimental drug that allows trapped nerve fibers to grow again. And that growth helps amplify signals that restored movement in laboratory rats.

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All Things Considered

In New York, Video Chat Trumps Quarantine To Combat TB

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

Ebola isn't the first dangerous microbe to spur calls for quarantine in American cities. But as New York City's experience with drug-resistant tuberculosis suggests, isolation isn't always best.

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Is HIV Evolving Into A Weaker Virus?

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

In parts of southern Africa, HIV has picked up mutations that slow down its ability to grow inside a person's blood. That's a good sign. But will it be enough to make a difference in the epidemic?

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Startling Statistic: Only 8 Patients In Largest Ebola Hospital

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

The hospital in Liberia was erected this summer in a field. It has 250 beds. It was full as recently as October. Now it is nearly empty.

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Want To Perk Up Your Love Life? Put Away That Smartphone

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

Sure, you just wanted to take a peek at Facebook. But that can chill a relationship, especially if you and your love aren't on the same page about when it's OK to use technology.

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Morning Edition

CDC Considers Counseling Males Of All Ages On Circumcision

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

Citing reduced risk of HIV and other sexually acquired diseases, the federal agency says health care providers should discuss circumcision with men as well as parents of infants and teen boys.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

The Time of Your Lives

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

Today’s show is a family meeting all about time: how it works, how to make the most of it, why we feel it differently, and what it means to be "part-time."

WNYC News

Two Small NYC-area Hospitals on Standby for Ebola

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

Previously unspecified, two of the facilities in the region that would receive Ebola patients are small community hospitals.

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WNYC News

SUNY Unveils New Policy to Prevent Sexual Assaults on Campuses

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

Policy carries consequences for violators.

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Schoolbook

Giants Donate $1.2M to Put EMTs on City's High School Football Fields

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

The funds will go to varsity and JV programs at 53 New York City public schools.
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All Things Considered

FDA Considers Allowing Blood Donations From Some Gay Men

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

The lifetime ban on blood from any man who has had sex with men dates to the 1980s, before there was a good test to screen for HIV. Critics say the policy is outmoded and needlessly discriminatory.

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All Things Considered

One Village's Story: How Ebola Began And How It Ends

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

A father brought his teenage son back from the capital. The boy fell ill. The parents blamed an attack by a magical leopard. But it was Ebola.

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All Things Considered

Ebola Knocked West African Countries Off Development Ladder

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

A working Ebola vaccine is still at least months away, and in the meantime, the epidemic is ravaging the economies of West Africa.

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Emergency Rooms Often Skip The Epinephrine For Severe Allergies

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

Mom may be more up to speed on the right treatment for life-threatening allergic reactions than doctors, a study finds. Epinephrine should be the first and fastest choice for treatment.

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PRI's The World

Ebola cases are soaring in Sierra Leone, and the government is coming up short

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

Despite a major influx of supplies and expertise, new cases of Ebola are spreading faster in Sierra Leone than in neighboring Liberia. While some Sierra Leoneans are pointing the finger at the UK, which once ruled the country, the government's disorganized response is playing a big role.

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PRI's The World

Mexico's soda tax is starting to change some habits, say health advocates

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg couldn't do it in New York. But Mexico adopted a soda tax last year, and health advocates say they're starting to see some results.

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