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PRI's The World

How Liberians confronting Ebola manage to keep calm while Americans panic

Monday, October 20, 2014

New York Times Pentagon correspondent Helene Cooper was born in Liberia. She admits when she recently returned to West Africa to report on Ebola, she was scared. But Cooper says she found Liberians confronting the outbreak with an impressive calm.

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PRI's The World

Facebook can learn from Israel when it comes to freezing women's eggs

Monday, October 20, 2014

Facebook and Apple made headlines by announcing they would include egg-freezing as a benefit for female employees. But in Israel, reproductive technologies like egg-freezing and In Vitro Fertilization are encouraged and even sponsored by the state healthcare system.

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Parkinson's Drugs Can Be A Gateway To Sin

Monday, October 20, 2014

Researchers call for stronger safety warnings on drugs called dopamine agonists because they can trigger self-destructive, obsessional behavior in some people.

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The New Yorker: Out Loud

Outsmarting Ebola

Monday, October 20, 2014

Richard Preston, author of the 1994 best-seller “The Hot Zone,” about the origins of Ebola, clears up some misconceptions about the current outbreak.

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All Things Considered

Nurse Who Contracted Ebola Finds Support From Vietnamese-American Community

Monday, October 20, 2014

The Vietnamese-American community is rallying behind Dallas nurse Nina Pham, who contracted Ebola while treating patient Thomas Eric Duncan.

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All Things Considered

CDC Releasing New Guidelines For Health Workers Treating Ebola

Monday, October 20, 2014

The CDC is issuing new guidelines for how hospital workers should protect themselves from Ebola. The revised guidelines come after the virus spread from a Liberian traveler to two nurses in Texas.

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All Things Considered

Quarantine Ending For 43 People In Contact With U.S. Ebola Victim

Monday, October 20, 2014

Host Audie Cornish speaks to NPR's Nell Greenfieldboyce about the end of the 21-day monitoring period for the 43 people who had come into contact with Ebola victim Thomas Eric Duncan.

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Eye Phone? Your Next Eye Exam Might Be Done With Your Phone

Monday, October 20, 2014

Doctors need to look at the eyes to diagnose disease, but the machines they use are big and expensive. An iPhone or tablet may do as well, scientists say, bringing eye care to the underserved.

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Plane Of Good Samaritans: Why Fly To (And From) West Africa

Monday, October 20, 2014

On the plane to Monrovia, our NPR correspondent saw the best of human nature in the passengers on board. Almost all of them were headed to Liberia to lend a helping hand.

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Latest Developments In The Ebola Story

Monday, October 20, 2014

The family of the first patient to be diagnosed in the U.S. with the deadly disease ends a 21-day observation period with no symptoms. Meanwhile, the WHO declared Nigeria Ebola-free.

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Morning Edition

Nigeria Joins Senegal In Gaining 'Ebola-Free' Status

Monday, October 20, 2014

Steve Inskeep talks to NPR's Ofeibea Quist-Arcton about how Nigeria and Senegal were able to rid their countries of Ebola, despite the ongoing outbreak in West Africa.

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Morning Edition

Ebola In Church: A Reverend's Quarantine Spreads The Word

Monday, October 20, 2014

There's one place in Monrovia where people continue to gather together despite the threat of Ebola: Sunday church service. One reverend knows firsthand how the smallest mistake can be deadly.

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Morning Edition

Halting Schizophrenia Before It Starts

Monday, October 20, 2014

Schizophrenia typically starts in the late teens or early 20s. But if you could stop that first psychotic break, could you stop the mental illness in its tracks? Some doctors think so.

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WNYC News

Cuomo Now Open to Travel Ban on Ebola-Ravaged Countries

Sunday, October 19, 2014

It's a departure from his previous stance on the issue.

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Pentagon Preps Ebola Medical Response Team

Sunday, October 19, 2014

The 30-person team is designed to be deployed nationally in case anyone else in the country is diagnosed with Ebola. The team would provide medical assistance to hospitals.

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Health Care Worker On Cruise Ship Tests Negative For Ebola

Sunday, October 19, 2014

The news comes after the woman voluntarily quarantined herself aboard the ship and after Mexico declined to let the ship dock. The woman was allowed off the ship with the rest of the passengers.

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Will Ebola Impact Midterm Elections?

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Weekend Edition Sunday's new segment, "For the Record," kicks off with politics and Ebola. NPR's Rachel Martin asks NPR's Mara Liasson and Dallas columnist J. Floyd about the politics of the disease.

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U.N. Ebola Chief: We Are Working 'At Full Speed'

Sunday, October 19, 2014

After criticism of a poor response to the Ebola crisis, the United Nations is establishing a management hub in Ghana. The head of UNMEER says the agency is in a race against the disease.

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Liberians Wonder If Duncan's Death Was A Result Of Racism

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Thomas Eric Duncan, a Liberian national, died of Ebola in an American hospital. But white American patients have survived. Some Liberians believe racism is the reason for Duncan's demise.

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All Things Considered

Getting Medical Advice Is Often Just A Tap Away

Saturday, October 18, 2014

NPR's Arun Rath speaks with infectious disease specialist and HealthTap member Dr. Jonathan Po about telemedicine and hypochondria in a time of heightened health concern.

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