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To Reduce Infant Deaths, Doctors Call For A Ban Of Crib Bumpers

NPR | Nov. 25, 2015

Those adorable padded bumpers shown in baby-gear catalogs can be a hazard, and researchers say babies continue to suffocate even though a federal agency has told parents not to use them.

Worried About The Flu Shot? Let's Separate Fact From Fiction

NPR | Nov. 25, 2015

If you've ever wondered if the flu shot can give you the flu, you're not alone. We fact check the most common flu myths for you, and provide the lowdown on this year's vaccine.

A Controversial Rewrite For Rules To Protect Humans In Experiments

NPR | Nov. 25, 2015

One revision would crack down on studying tissue and blood samples without getting a person's consent. Another change would make it easier to conduct studies in many locations at once.

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Common ADHD Medications Do Indeed Disturb Children's Sleep

NPR | Nov. 25, 2015 7 a.m.

There's been plenty of disagreement on whether stimulant drugs used to treat ADHD interfere with children's sleep. A review of studies finds the drugs make it harder to fall asleep and stay asleep.

World | Health

A Pope's Visit May Bring Hope, But Does It Also Bring Change?

NPR | Nov. 25, 2015 4:06 a.m.

During a papal visit, the media swarm and security is intense. He speaks of issues that face the country. After he goes, is there any lasting legacy?

World | Health

Puzzling Ebola Death Shows How Little We Know About The Virus

NPR | Nov. 24, 2015 7:47 p.m.

Researchers need to figure out how Ebola can — and can't — be spread by survivors. And health workers need to don protective equipment once again.

Science | Nation | Health

California Law Adds New Twist To Abortion, Religious Freedom Debate

NPR | Nov. 24, 2015 4:08 p.m.

A California law will soon require pregnancy centers opposing abortion to provide notice to their clients of the availability of abortion services in the state. Clinics are crying foul — and suing.

Food | News | local | Health

19 People Ill In E. Coli Outbreak Linked To Costco

AP | Nov. 24, 2015 3:06 p.m. | Seattle

The strain of Shiga toxin-producing E. coli can be life-threatening. No deaths have been reported, but the CDC says five people have been hospitalized and two have developed a type of kidney failure.


More Women Are Freezing Their Eggs, But Will They Ever Use Them?

NPR | Nov. 24, 2015 2:04 p.m.

The procedure is rapidly going mainstream, but it's so new that it's impossible to know if these women will exercise their option to have a child. Live birth rates from frozen eggs also remain low.

Food | Business | Health

We Tried A Futuristic Cranberry. It Was Fresh And Naturally Sweet

NPR | Nov. 24, 2015 1:18 p.m.

Cranberry breeders in Wisconsin have developed a berry that's tart but also sweet, like a Granny Smith apple. They say the variety isn't ready for production but could one day become a fresh product.

World | Health

15-Year-Old Boy Is Liberia's First Ebola-Related Fatality Since July

NPR | Nov. 24, 2015 12:23 p.m.

Liberian officials announced a resurgence of the disease last week. Two of the boy's family members reportedly also have tested positive for the disease.

Science | Health

A Peek At Brain Connections May Reveal Attention Deficits

NPR | Nov. 24, 2015 10:32 a.m.

By assessing the strength of certain connections in the brain with an MRI test, researchers were often able to tell whether children and adolescents had attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.

Arts | World | Health

Eye On The Invisible: A Photographer's Quest To Spotlight The Stateless

NPR | Nov. 24, 2015 7:38 a.m.

Greg Constantine has spent 10 years documenting the world's stateless people. They live without passports, without ID cards, without dignity — but not without hope.

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