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How Widows Find Their Path To Healing In Zimbabwe

NPR | Oct. 22, 2017

Sheryl Sandberg's best-seller, Option B, has perspectives on finding resilience and joy after adversity. In other countries there are different obstacles — and different ways to cope.

Learning To Care For My Newborn Was A Humbling Experience

NPR | Oct. 22, 2017

I'm a doctor, and I oversee public health programs to help new mothers and infants. When my son was born, I discovered just how vitally important that help is.

Troubled By Flint Water Crisis, 11-Year-Old Girl Invents Lead-Detecting Device

NPR | Oct. 21, 2017

The Colorado seventh-grader was unimpressed by the options her parents had to test water in their home. So she created a sensor-based device using chemically treated carbon nanotubes to do it faster.

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Nivea Ad For 'Visibly Fairer Skin' Sparks Controversy In West Africa

NPR | Oct. 20, 2017 4:55 p.m.

The billboard and TV spot shows a Nigerian beauty pageant winner using a product called Natural Fairness Body Lotion. Critics are describing the ad as "colorist" and tone deaf.

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Federal Government Approves Health Insurance Waiver For Oregon

OPB | Oct. 20, 2017 3 p.m. | Salem, Oregon

The federal government has approved a key waiver that will allow Oregon to proceed with a program designed to blunt the cost of health insurance plans purchased on the individual market.

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Why There's A Lot Of Buzz About A Possible Mosquito Emoji

NPR | Oct. 20, 2017 12:48 p.m.

There are 2,666 emojis for tweeting and texting. A mosquito is not one of them. Global health campaigners are trying to change that.

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To Reduce Risk Of Recurring Bladder Infection, Try Drinking More Water

NPR | Oct. 20, 2017 10:20 a.m.

While it may seem simple, drinking water flushes bacteria out of the urethra, helping to prevent infection in women prone to them. And it also may help reduce the use of antibiotics.

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Webcast: Can The World Finally Wipe Out Polio?

NPR | Oct. 20, 2017 9:05 a.m.

An early goal was to eradicate the disease by the year 2000. Watch a livestream of experts discussing where we now stand — and what obstacles remain.

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Oregon's New Air Pollution Rules Are Already Being Debated

OPB/EarthFix | Oct. 19, 2017 6:40 p.m.

Oregon is proposing new air pollution rules that would set limits on the total health risk a polluter can pose to its neighbors.

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Forecasters Predict Warmer-Than-Average Winter In Majority Of U.S.

NPR | Oct. 19, 2017 5:18 p.m.

The La Nina weather pattern is likely to develop, boosting snowfall in the Great Lakes and northern Rockies and lowering snowfall in the Mid-Atlantic.

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Anti-Soda Tax Coalition Starts Campaign In Multnomah County

OPB | Oct. 19, 2017 4:15 p.m.

Opponents of a soda tax measure that could be up for a vote in Multnomah County next year kicked off their campaign.

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OHSU President Joe Robertson Retires After MS Diagnosis

OPB | Oct. 19, 2017 4 p.m. | Portland

The president of Oregon Health & Science University, Joe Robertson, is retiring after nearly 40 years of service.

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Report: Pollution Kills 3 Times More than AIDS, TB And Malaria Combined

NPR | Oct. 19, 2017 3:30 p.m.

Researchers looked at the combined effects of air, water and soil pollution on global health to come up with an annual toll.

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