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The Takeaway

As Ebola Spreads, New Drug Offers Hope

Friday, October 03, 2014

There is some good news in the fight against Ebola: A promising Ebola-treatment drug made with the help of genetically engineered tobacco plants. 

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What You Need To Know For Medicare Open Enrollment

Friday, October 03, 2014

There will be fewer plans to pick from this time around. But people can still expect plenty of options for prescriptions drugs and privately run insurance through Medicare Advantage.

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TED Radio Hour

How Do Schools Kill Creativity?

Friday, October 03, 2014

Sir Ken Robinson makes a case for creating an education system that nurtures — rather than stifles — creativity.

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TED Radio Hour

What Does A Creative Brain Look Like?

Friday, October 03, 2014

What happens in the brain during musical improv? Researcher Charles Limb scanned the brains of jazz musicians to find out.

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Morning Edition

Officials In Dallas Race To Make Sure Ebola Virus Doesn't Spread

Friday, October 03, 2014

Federal, state and county health officials in Dallas are trying to figure out how many people had contact with the first patient to be diagnosed with Ebola in the United States.

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The Takeaway

How We Got to Now: A Guide to Great Ideas

Friday, October 03, 2014

Science and technology writer Steven Johnson explores the unintended, widespread consequences of gadgets and ideas developed to correct small problems.

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American Cameraman, Working For NBC News, Tests Positive For Ebola

Thursday, October 02, 2014

NBC says Ashoka Mukpo, 33, who was working in Liberia, is being flown back to the United States for treatment. The freelance cameraman came down with symptoms on Wednesday.

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WNYC News

Revolving Doors for Patients Spin Fastest at NJ, CT and NY Hospitals

Thursday, October 02, 2014

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More of them are getting Medicare penalties than almost any place else in the nation.

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WNYC News

SUNY Officials to Address Campus Sexual Assault

Thursday, October 02, 2014

On the heels of California, which just passed a so-called “affirmative consent” law, the board of the SUNY voted Thursday to establish a common definition for sexual consent.

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All Things Considered

Liberian-Americans Feel Effect Of Ebola From Abroad

Thursday, October 02, 2014

Rachel Martin talks to Bishop Nathan Kortu, who serves a Liberian congregation in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

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All Things Considered

Health Officials Watch Those Who Had Contact With Dallas Ebola Patient

Thursday, October 02, 2014

Health officials in Texas say they will be looking at up to 100 people who may have come in contact with the Dallas Ebola patient or people close to him.

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PRI's The World

Liberia's top doctor quarantines herself to set an example in her Ebola-ridden country

Thursday, October 02, 2014

After the death of one her assistants, Liberian Chief Medical Officer Berenice Dahn decided to start a 21-day quarantine. It's the same measure that her department recommends for anyone who's exposed to the virus, and she's hoping it will encourage others to pay attention.

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All Things Considered

Abortion In India Is Legal Yet Women Are Still Dying

Thursday, October 02, 2014

A poor woman in India has many bad choices when it comes to abortion: a do-it-yourself home treatment, an unqualified midwife, a quack medicine man. Seteng Horo was fortunate to find a safer option.

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All Things Considered

Dallas Schools Try Calm Parents Nervous About Ebola

Thursday, October 02, 2014

In Dallas, school officials are working to keep students and parents calm. There have been some reports of children being kept home due to Ebola fears, but largely parents and students are taking the news in stride.

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WNYC News

Actors Fake Ebola Symptoms to Test City Hospitals

Thursday, October 02, 2014

ER teams — including supervisors — have no idea who they are or when they're going to show up with deceptively mild "symptoms."

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A Mini-Stroke Called A TIA Can Spark Post-Traumatic Stress

Thursday, October 02, 2014

Having a full-blown stroke can cause post-traumatic stress disorder, and that's also true for tiny strokes called TIAs, a study finds. Worry over future stroke risk may be a factor.

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Medicare Fines Record Number Of Hospitals For Excessive Readmissions

Thursday, October 02, 2014

Fewer Medicare patients are returning to hospitals within a month of discharge. But half the hospitals in 29 states and the District of Columbia will be penalized for failing to do a better job.

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Science Friday

Catching a Glimpse of an Eclipse

Thursday, October 02, 2014

This month, North America will be under the skies of a full lunar eclipse on October 8 and a partial solar eclipse on October 23.

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Science Friday

Community Labs Practice Do-It-Yourself Biology

Thursday, October 02, 2014

In DIY biology labs across the country, citizen scientists take the tools of synthetic biology into their own hands.

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Science Friday

Do Chimps Have Culture?

Thursday, October 02, 2014

Researchers say a real-world case of “monkey see, monkey do” might model the origins of human culture.

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