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On the Knife's Edge: Using Therapy To Address Violence Among Teens

NPR | Feb. 20, 2017

We hear a lot about senseless violence: people who lose their lives or their freedom over a stolen backpack, or perceived slight. Two researchers think social science might help prevent these crimes.

Got Back Pain? Try Yoga Or Massage Before Reaching For The Pills

NPR | Feb. 20, 2017

The recommendations represent a shift in thinking towards lifestyle changes.

Lane County Residents Dread Possible Return Of Unaffordable Health Care

Register-Guard | Feb. 20, 2017

Critics of the Affordable Care Act say it is an unaffordable drain on public coffers. But beneficiaries say it has brought them health and freedom they are loath to lose.

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OHA Concerned About Syphilis Epidemic In Oregon

OPB | Feb. 20, 2017 10:05 a.m. | Portland

Oregon is in the midst of a syphilis epidemic according to the Oregon Health Authority. Cases of the disease have increased 2,000 percent over the last decade.

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Can Poetry Keep You Young? Science Is Still Out, But The Heart Says Yes

NPR | Feb. 20, 2017 4:33 a.m.

Scientific evidence showing health benefits from engaging in the arts is still weak. But Los Angeles students in their 80s say their poetry class gives them joy, solace, community and a voice.

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Top Items On This 12-Year-Old's Wish List: 'A Leg, A Bicycle'

NPR | Feb. 19, 2017 4 a.m.

The one-legged orphan in Liberia had figured out how to use a crutch as an improvised prosthetic leg. But he wanted the real deal.

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Can Changing When And What We Eat Help Outwit Disease?

NPR | Feb. 19, 2017 2 a.m.

I'm fasting intermittently as part of a research study, to see if changing my gut microbiome affects my multiple sclerosis. But maybe living on Peanut Chews isn't the best strategy.

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This Photographer Captures A Megacity's Vibe In A Single Photo

NPR | Feb. 18, 2017 9 a.m.

Martin Roemers and his camera traveled to 22 megacities — population 10 million or more — from Lagos to Los Angeles.

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Why Oh Why Is There Phlegm?

NPR | Feb. 18, 2017 2 a.m.

Having a cold or a flu is unpleasant enough without suffering the indignity of phlegm. But those gobs of goo are there for a reason.

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How Hermann Rorschach's 'Inkblots' Took On A Life Of Their Own

NPR | Feb. 17, 2017 3:46 p.m.

These days, you're more likely to come across the concept of a Rorshach test in a cultural context than a clinical one. In a new book, author Damion Searls traces the history of the famous inkblots.

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Rights Advocates Warn Russian Domestic Abuse Law Will 'Protect The Oppressor'

NPR | Feb. 17, 2017 3:22 p.m.

"The law mentions one blow, but with one blow you can kill someone," says a young mom hiding in a shelter. "What kind of husbands, what kind of families, will we have with that law? Is that normal?"

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For Food Manufacturers, 'Sell By' Labels May Have Reached Their Expiration Date

NPR | Feb. 17, 2017 3:09 p.m.

Those "expiration" labels on packaged food may confuse consumers and dupe them into throwing good food in the trash. Two major food industry associations want to change that and are proposing reforms.

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What Do You Want To Know About Pandemics? Submit A Question

NPR | Feb. 17, 2017 11:55 a.m.

We're running a series on the rise of killer viruses. If there's something you'd like to know, ask us. We'll answer reader queries in an upcoming story.

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