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A Serbian Farmer Wants To Protect The Balkan Donkey By Selling Its Pricey Milk

NPR | June 24, 2017

Donkey milk is as rare as hen's teeth. And at $10 a cup, it's expensive, too. But a Serbian farmer has found a market for this elixir for use in cheese, infant formula, skin cream and even chocolate.

More Than Memory: Coping With The Other Ills Of Alzheimer's

NPR | June 24, 2017

Many people with Alzheimer's suffer medical and mental health issues that have nothing to do with memory loss, including slow healing, incontinence, paranoia and depression.

Snakebites Make The List Of 'Neglected Tropical Diseases'

NPR | June 24, 2017

They claim about 100,000 lives a year. WHO has now put snakebites on its list of "neglected tropical diseases."

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How The Senate Health Care Bill Could Disrupt The Insurance Market

NPR | June 24, 2017 4 a.m.

In their Affordable Care Act repeal bill, Senate Republicans dropped the requirement that all Americans get health insurance. But they also kept the mandate that insurance companies cover everyone.

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What The Man Who Ran Obamacare Thinks About The Republican Health Care Plan

NPR | June 23, 2017 11:22 p.m.

Andy Slavitt was acting administrator of the the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services until January. He calls the new Senate health care bill "the ugly step-sibling" of the House bill.

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Efforts Increase To Bring Health And Other Benefits To Independent Workers

NPR | June 23, 2017 3:36 p.m.

The vast majority of the estimated 54 million to 68 million contingent or independent workers in the U.S. don't receive employee benefits, though some firms and lawmakers are trying to change that.

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Senate Health Care Bill Hangs In The Balance As 5 Lawmakers Waver

NPR | June 23, 2017 3:07 p.m.

Sens. Rand Paul, Ted Cruz, Ron Johnson and Mike Lee all say they oppose the bill in its current form, though they're open to negotiating. Republicans can only afford to lose two votes.

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Could The Best Memory System Be One That Forgets?

NPR | June 23, 2017 12:56 p.m.

Forget thinking about forgetting as failure. Researchers now say that ridding our brains of irrelevant details and outdated information helps us better navigate our ever-changing world.

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OB-GYNs Give Women More Say In When They Have Mammograms

NPR | June 23, 2017 12:55 p.m.

Updated guidelines on mammograms from the nation's gynecologists are intended to incorporate recommendations from three other medical societies, and consider women's preferences, too.

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Forget Freud: Dreams Replay Our Everyday Lives

NPR | June 23, 2017 12:55 p.m.

Sigmund Freud thought dreams were all about wish fulfillment and repressed desire. But scientists now think they're linked to memory processing and consciousness. And they're often quite mundane.

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Future Humans: How Many Of Us Will There Be?

NPR | June 23, 2017 12:52 p.m.

Over half of the 7.5 billion humans on Earth live in just seven countries. What will the planet's population picture look like in 2100?

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Amid Measles Outbreak, Italy Makes Childhood Vaccinations Mandatory

NPR | June 23, 2017 11:43 a.m.

A tough new law means parents who don't vaccinate their children against a dozen diseases will face steep fines — and even risk losing custody. Italy has recorded 2,500-plus measles cases this year.

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Northwest Democrats Blast Senate GOP's 'Meaner' Health Care Bill

OPB | June 22, 2017 4:03 p.m. | Portland

The four U.S. senators from Oregon and Washington, all Democrats, united against the Republican health care bill.

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