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U.S. Could Learn Lessons From Africa's Ebola Response

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Melissa Block talks with Dr. Lewis Rubinson, who recently returned from treating Ebola patients in west Africa. He shares the lessons he learned in treating patients.

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WNYC News

Ebola Preparations Continue in NY as Conn. Student Isolated

Thursday, October 16, 2014

No cases of Ebola have been confirmed here in the five boroughs. But not far away, Yale-New Haven Hospital has isolated a student with a suspected case of the virus.

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PRI's The World

If you want to know what CDC scientists are going through, check out Hollywood's 'Contagion'

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Scott Burns wrote the screenplay for the 2011 movie "Contagion" after immersing himself in the world of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. He says viruses are "bright lights that shine on all of our weaknesses," and wanted to use his movie to prompt people to trust in the science of viruses.

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All Things Considered

Dallas Judge Leads County's Ebola Response

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Melissa Block talks with Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins. As the chief-elected official of the county, Jenkins is also responsible for the Homeland Security and Emergency Management Department.

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All Things Considered

Corporate Egg Freezing Offers May Send The Wrong Message

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Apple and Facebook now offer egg freezing to female employees. Audie Cornish talks to Emma Rosenblum, an editor at Bloomberg Businessweek, about what the move means for women's careers.

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WNYC News

Cuomo Outlines State's Ebola Plan

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Gov. Andrew Cuomo and state officials have identified eight hospitals as Ebola care centers.

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All Things Considered

Health Officials Face Ebola Questions On Capitol Hill

Thursday, October 16, 2014

A day after news that a second healthcare worker in Texas has Ebola, members of Congress grilled Centers for Disease Control and Prevent Director Tom Frieden about the federal response.

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All Things Considered

Reality Check: To Burn Off A Soda, You'll Have To Run 50 Minutes

Thursday, October 16, 2014

What might make us pay attention to calorie information on menus? Researchers think that including how many miles of walking or minutes of running it takes to burn off the calories ordered would help.

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Science Friday

Is Your ‘Priceless’ Painting a Fake? Better Ask a Scientist

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Techniques from physics and chemistry can help scientists and art historians sniff out art forgeries.

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Science Friday

The 'First' Battle of Gas Versus Electric

Thursday, October 16, 2014

As plug-in electric vehicles struggle to carve out a slice of today's auto market, it's worth remembering the first such battle—at the turn of the 1900s.

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Science Friday

Environmental Detectives Use Genetic Tools to Track Invasives

Thursday, October 16, 2014

A recently developed technique called "environmental DNA" allows invasive species trackers to get a time-sensitive fingerprint of which species are living where—including underwater.

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Science Friday

More Than Cornflakes

Thursday, October 16, 2014

John Harvey Kellogg and his brother, W.K., are known today for their most famous discovery—corn flakes—but invented many other health foods along the way.

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Science Friday

Forensic Entomologists Hunt Down Insects to Help Catch Criminals

Thursday, October 16, 2014

To help piece together a crime scene, forensic entomologists examine the insects found in the area.

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Science Friday

Rooting Out the Plant Microbiome

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Scientists are uncovering the importance of the plant microbiome for fighting off pathogens and increasing crop yields.

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The Takeaway

Cool or Creepy? Kings of Tech Offer to Freeze Eggs for Female Workers

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Apple and Facebook will reimburse female employees who want to freeze their eggs. Is this a new perk, or a strategic move for the companies?

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Poll: Majority Of Americans Worried About U.S. Ebola Outbreak

Thursday, October 16, 2014

More than half of Americans polled said they were concerned about an Ebola outbreak in the U.S. within a year. When asked the same question in August, 39 percent of people expressed the same concern.

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WNYC News

Test Indicates Yale-New Haven Patient Does Not Have Ebola

Thursday, October 16, 2014

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Officials at the Connecticut hospital say the patient has tested negative for the disease, according to a preliminary notification.

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The Takeaway

Who Has The Power To Stop Ebola?

Thursday, October 16, 2014

A senior health director for the International Rescue Committee says there needs to be more international coordination, but West African communities also have the power to end Ebola.

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All Things Considered

Lessons From Ebola School: How To Draw Blood, Wipe Up Vomit

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Think of the routine jobs health workers do in a hospital: Sticking a needle in a patient's arm. Cleaning up vomit. Escorting a patient to a bed. Now imagine doing those tasks for someone with Ebola.

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Morning Edition

Despite Legal Reprieve On Abortion, Some Texas Clinics Remain Closed

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Texas clinics that provide abortion services were surprised by a ruling from the high court this week that allows them to reopen. But the bruising legal battle may have already changed the landscape.

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