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One More Country To Add To The List Of Countries Facing Catastrophe

NPR | May 25, 2016

"We can't go back," says one teacher who fled the terror of Boko Haram. "We are begging — help us!"

'Helping Children Succeed' Starts At Birth; A Case For The Power Of Nurture

NPR | May 25, 2016

Paul Tough's new book surveys the best new evidence on how to overcome the effects of poverty.

Baby Boomers Will Become Sicker Seniors Than Earlier Generations

NPR | May 25, 2016

The seniors of tomorrow will have much higher rates of diabetes and obesity than the seniors of today. That means higher medical bills for them — and for taxpayers, too.

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Rising Seas Push Too Much Salt Into The Florida Everglades

NPR | May 25, 2016 5:06 a.m.

Rising sea levels put extra pressure on coastal bedrock in South Florida. Eventually, as seawater moves in, it could contaminate plants on the surface and the region's stores of fresh water beneath.

Environment | Science | Health | Nation

Rising Sea Levels Made This Republican Mayor A Climate Change Believer

NPR | May 25, 2016 2:45 a.m.

Already, expensive neighborhoods are flooding more often in Coral Gables, Fla., as the rising sea pushes into basements and yards. Mayor James Cason wants his city prepared for the economic fallout.

Sustainability | Environment | Health | Land use

Portland Family Faces The Reality Of A Lead-Poisoned Child

OPB/EarthFix | May 24, 2016 9 p.m.

News of toxic lead in the air and water have many parents on high alert. Lead poisoning in children can cause permanent brain damage. One Portland family is confronting that reality.

Health | Nation

Small Ohio Town Passes Progressive Parental Leave Policy

NPR | May 24, 2016 4:28 p.m.

The Village of Newburgh Heights, outside Cleveland, is a working class community of about 2,500 residents.

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Legacy Unveils Oregon's Largest Hyberbaric Oxygen Chamber

OPB | May 24, 2016 2:51 p.m. | Portland

Legacy Emanuel opened the state’s largest hyperbaric oxygen chamber Tuesday. It’s used to treat wounds that are difficult to heal.

Health | Science

In Search For Cures, Scientists Create Embryos That Are Both Animal And Human

NPR | May 24, 2016 2:13 p.m.

Researchers experimenting with chimeric embryos say they could develop into adult pigs, sheep or cows with human organs that one day might be suitable for transplantation in people.

Health | Nation

Longtime Couples Get In Sync, In Sickness And In Health

NPR | May 24, 2016 2:03 p.m.

You like the same movies, drink the same beer — and over time your health becomes more like that of your mate, researchers say. Doctors might want to consider the couple when treating illness.

Food | Business | Health | Nation

An 'Added Sugar' Label Is On The Way For Packaged Food

NPR | May 24, 2016 1:55 p.m.

The Food and Drug Administration has brushed aside industry objections and will require food labels to disclose how much sugar has been added to packaged food.

World | Health

Botched French Drug Trial Followed Rules But Lacked 'Common Sense'

NPR | May 24, 2016 1:27 p.m.

In January, one man died and four others sustained brain injuries in the early clinical test an experimental pain drug. Independent scientists reviewed to study to learn what went wrong.

World | Health

The World Promises To Do A Better Job Aiding Refugees From Violence

NPR | May 24, 2016 7:38 a.m.

But it's one thing to make a pledge. Will the participants in the first U.N. World Humanitarian Summit deliver?

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