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Children With Cancer Discover Themselves Through The Lens

OPB | May 27, 2015 12:15 a.m.

Randall Children's Hospital, in partnership with Pablove Shutterbug Photography, facilitated a grant from the Livestrong Foundation to allow children with cancer to learn fundamentals of photography.

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Lunch, Not Landfill: Nonprofit Rescues Produce Rejected At U.S. Border

NPR | April 10, 2015 12:57 p.m.

Each year, millions of pounds of Mexican produce are rejected just past the border even though they're tasty and edible. Instead of the landfill, they're now going to needy families across the U.S.

Health | Nation | Food

Sodium Sleuths: Do Southerners Eat More Salt Than The Rest Of Us?

NPR | April 2, 2015 1 p.m.

Here's a mystery: Hypertension, which is tied to salt intake, is more prevalent in the South. Researchers had a hunch that Southerners were eating more salty packaged foods, so they went gumshoeing.

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Navajos Fight Their Food Desert With Junk Food And Soda Taxes

NPR | April 1, 2015 1:57 p.m.

Many have dreamed of taxing Cheetos and soda. The Navajo Nation is now doing both. The first-in-the U.S. tax measure aims to raise revenue for health programs and make wholesome food more affordable.

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Did That Restaurant Pass Its Health Inspection? Now Yelp Will Tell You

NPR | March 27, 2015 12:49 p.m.

You might not see health inspection information until you're opening a restaurant's door. But if you're in New York and several other cities, you'll see it when you check out an eatery's Yelp page.

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For The Love Of Pork: Antibiotic Use On Farms Skyrockets Worldwide

NPR | March 20, 2015 12:47 p.m.

For the first time, scientists have estimated how much antibiotics livestock consume globally — and how fast consumption is growing. Which country uses the most drugs on farms?

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Watch Your Back, Kale. Kelp Is Gunning For The 'Veggie Du Jour' Title

NPR | March 19, 2015 3:24 p.m.

With a little help, scientists say that seaweed growing along the Maine and New Hampshire coasts could become the "kale of the sea." The first step is teaching chefs and consumers how to enjoy it.

Health | Nation | Food

Cowboy Cravings: Fried Cookie Dough And Other Rodeo Calorie Bombs

NPR | March 18, 2015 8:37 a.m.

Concoctions that seem to break caloric records are a central part of the rodeo food experience. If you're going to indulge, a Texas dietician offers tips to help keep you from popping a belt buckle.

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Do TV Cooking Shows Make Us Fat?

NPR | March 18, 2015 6:58 a.m.

Women who cooked the meals they saw prepared on television weighed more, on average, than those who simply watched, a study shows. The findings challenge the notion that home cooking is always best.

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From Freud To Possession, A Doctor Faces Psychiatry's Demons

NPR | March 14, 2015 2:20 p.m.

In Shrinks, Dr. Jeffrey Lieberman looks at the development of what he himself calls the most distrusted, feared and denigrated of all medical specialties.