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10 Questions Some Doctors Are Afraid To Ask

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

Just 10 questions about bad childhood experiences can turn up undiagnosed illness in adults, research suggests. So why don't more doctors ask? Some say they aren't equipped to deal with the answers.

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Can Family Secrets Make You Sick?

Monday, March 02, 2015

Few doctors — and few patients — realize just how profoundly early abuse, neglect and other childhood traumas can damage an adult's physical health.

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Teaching The Holocaust: New Approaches For A New Generation

Sunday, March 01, 2015

This year, during the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi death camps, some teachers are placing more emphasis on creating lessons about "how Jews lived than about how they perished."

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One Man's Race To Outrun Alzheimer's

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Cape Cod journalist Greg O'Brien has always found solace in running, and a diagnosis of Alzheimer's hasn't stopped him. But making it work — for himself and his family — isn't always easy.

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He Was, And Will Always Be, Our Friend: Remembering Leonard Nimoy

Friday, February 27, 2015

The Star Trek actor, writer, poet and photographer has died of lung disease at 83. NPR's Neda Ulaby has a look back at the long career of the man who was (and was not) Spock.

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Living Small In The City: With More Singles, Micro-Housing Gets Big

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Single people represent the fastest growing category of households in the U.S. That's made small dwellings — from micro-apartments to stand-alone tiny houses, a niche force in the real estate market.

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What Net Neutrality Rules Could Mean For Your Wireless Carrier

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

The FCC votes Thursday on rules that would make Internet providers treat all traffic equally. Big wireless companies say that will make it harder to keep their networks from getting too congested.

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Little-Known Laws Help Sex Trafficking Victims Clear Criminal Records

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

"I'm not ever going to forget what I've done," says a woman once convicted of prostitution. "But, at the same time, I don't want it thrown in my face every time I'm trying to seek employment."

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Feeding Babies Foods With Peanuts Appears To Prevent Allergies

Monday, February 23, 2015

Babies who ate the equivalent of about 4 heaping teaspoons of peanut butter weekly were about 80 percent less likely to develop a peanut allergy by their fifth birthday. So finds a landmark new study.

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The Scents And Sensibility Of LA's Nosy New Perfume Enthusiasts

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Our sense of smell isn't simply a powerful trigger. It's a draw to scientists — and to a flourishing subculture in Los Angeles, where amateur perfumers collect fragrances like others collect stamps.

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'That Blew My Mind': Raiding The Lead Belly Vault

Saturday, February 21, 2015

From his pop covers to his freewheeling radio show, there was more to the late musician than blues.

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The Woman Behind The Oscar-Nominated Sound Of 'Unbroken'

Saturday, February 21, 2015

The film's tricky dialogue and dogfights were made possible by Becky Sullivan — the fifth woman ever nominated for the sound editing award. NPR's own Becky Sullivan met her to learn about the craft.

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'I'll Take Insanely Hard Oscar Trivia For 400, Alex'

Friday, February 20, 2015

Can you name the longest title of a film nominated for best picture? Or most Oscar-nominated family? At O'Brien's Irish Pub in Santa Monica, the trivia night regulars are former game show champions.

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Saudis Grow Increasingly Critical Of The Campaign Against ISIS

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Prince Turki al-Faisal, the ex-Saudi intelligence chief, says the "pinprick" attacks against the Islamic State are not proving effective. He also says the campaign needs to be better coordinated.

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Despite Recovery, Many Find Home Loans Still Hard To Get

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

The housing market and the economy are both well on their way back from the Great Recession. But housing advocates say banks, stung by the housing crisis and its fallout, remain reluctant to lend.

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Female Libido Pill Fires Up Debate About Women And Sex

Monday, February 16, 2015

Is the FDA being sexist or appropriately cautious in requiring stringent evidence that the latest pill works and is safe? Women's advocacy groups aren't sure.

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Virtual Games Try To Generate Real Empathy For Faraway Conflict

Sunday, January 25, 2015

A corner of the video game industry is covering the news through immersive experiences. One game transports players into the middle of the Syrian civil war.

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'How Do You Tell Your Kids That You've Got Alzheimer's?'

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Writer Greg O'Brien was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer's disease five years ago. He describes what it was like to hear the news — and break it to his family.

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'American Sniper' Exposes Unresolved Issues About The Iraq War

Friday, January 23, 2015

American Sniper, based on the life of Navy SEAL Chris Kyle, has been a surprise hit at the box office. But as NPR's Elizabeth Blair reports, some say the movie misrepresents Kyle and glorifies war.

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Police Departments Issuing Body Cameras Discover Drawbacks

Thursday, January 22, 2015

They are being hailed as a technological solution to bad police-community relationships, but research on the cameras' impact is thin, and some departments are dealing with unintended consequences.

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