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Miami Steps Up Mosquito Control Efforts After Suspected Zika Cases

NPR | July 23, 2016

Health officials think two people in Miami may have contracted the virus from local mosquitoes. So they're spraying pesticide to help stop the virus from spreading into Florida's mosquito population.

Invisibilia: The Unbearable Lightness Of Footwear

NPR | July 23, 2016

When we invented shoes, we slipped a surface between ourselves and the world. Ever wonder if this is the moment mankind fell from grace? No? Well, for better or worse, NPR's Colin Dwyer has.

The HIV Trap: A Woman's Lack Of Control

NPR | July 23, 2016

AIDS is the biggest killer of young women in southern Africa, where many are sexually abused. The CEO of a nonprofit is trying to tip the balance to women with an unlikely tool: a vaginal ring.

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The Sole Doctor In The Hospital Shoulders The Burden Of HIV

NPR | July 23, 2016 2:03 p.m.

Dr. Marlen Baroso works at the health center in Beira, a port city in Mozambique. She treats patients with ailments, accident victims, women in labor — and thousands of people with HIV.

Health | Environment | Education

The U.N.'s Rundown Of Some Of The World's Biggest Problems

NPR | July 23, 2016 3:06 a.m.

Did you know? Half the world breathes in polluted air. 11 more global facts here:

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Cosplayers Use Costume To Unleash Their Superpowers

NPR | July 23, 2016 2 a.m.

A shy woman becomes a brave warrior princess. A man calls on Captain America to help him lose 45 pounds. In costume role play they become part of a community where they can transform themselves.

Nation | Health | Arts | Entertainment

A Cast With Down Syndrome Brings Fresh Reality To Reality TV

NPR | July 22, 2016 8:12 p.m.

With the Emmy-nominated Born this Way poised to begin its second season July 26, the cast, co-creator and fans explain why the show has become such a hit.

Nation | Health

Psychotherapy Helps People Tune Out The Din Of Tinnitus

NPR | July 22, 2016 2:45 p.m.

One in 10 U.S. adults has tinnitus. Cognitive behavioral therapy is one of the few interventions that have been shown to help, but it's rarely prescribed by doctors, a study finds.

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An Archaeological Mystery In Ghana: Why Didn't Past Droughts Spell Famine?

NPR | July 22, 2016 2:19 p.m.

A terrible drought hit Ghana in the 1400s, far worse than today's conditions. Yet people had enough to eat, while today they go hungry. What changed? In a word, colonialism, a new study suggests.

Health | World | Environment

The Race To Stop A Looming Food Disaster In Southern Africa

NPR | July 22, 2016 2:18 p.m.

El Nino ruined this spring's harvest. Can food aid — and maize seeds — be delivered in time?

Nation | Health

$1 Billion Health Care Fraud Took Advantage Of Medicare In Florida, Agents Say

NPR | July 22, 2016 12:18 p.m.

Investigators say Philip Esformes, 47, used his access to thousands of Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries to perpetrate a massive and profitable fraud.

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Invisibilia: Do His Sunglasses Keep Him From Seeing The Light?

NPR | July 22, 2016 11:50 a.m.

Cass Frankenstein started wearing sunglasses to protect himself from bullies. Decades later, he still wears them. Some friends and relatives say that holds people at bay. But he says it's worth it.

Business | Health | Food

Beer Bottles Will Soon Include A Reality Check: A Calorie Count

NPR | July 22, 2016 10:46 a.m.

Some of the biggest brewing companies have agreed to list the number of calories, alcohol content and nutrition information on beer bottles and cans.

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