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War Studies Suggest A Concussion Leaves The Brain Vulnerable To PTSD

NPR | Sept. 26, 2016

Troops in Iraq and Afghanistan are far more likely to develop post-traumatic stress disorder if they have suffered a concussion. The reason may be a change in the brain's fear circuits.

How Domestic Violence In One Home Affects Every Child In A Class

NPR | Sept. 24, 2016

New data shows violence in the home hinders the academic performance of their classmates, too. Reporting domestic violence makes a big difference.

Legalizing Marijuana: It Changes Policing, But May Leave Racial Disparities

NPR | Sept. 24, 2016

California is among five states this year where marijuana legalization is on the ballot. But there's concern about if legalizing it will reduce the number of marijuana arrests among African-Americans.

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PHOTOS: Dreamlike Pictures Of The Water The World Needs

NPR | Sept. 24, 2016 10:20 a.m.

Photographer Mustafa Abdulaziz has spent four years documenting the world's water woes. His 'Water Stories' are now on display by New York's East River.

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Controversy Continues Over Muscular Dystrophy Drug, Despite FDA Approval

NPR | Sept. 24, 2016 10:19 a.m.

The Food and Drug Administration approved a muscular dystrophy drug despite deeply flawed evidence. Was the decision a dangerous precedent or flexible pragmatism reflecting patients' values?

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What's The Prognosis For $3 Billion Zuckerberg Health Plan?

NPR | Sept. 23, 2016 4:29 p.m.

The goal of curing all diseases 'in our children's lifetime' sounds a lot like hype. But is it?

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Oregon Lawmakers Approve School Lead Testing Money

OPB | Sept. 23, 2016 3:24 p.m. | Portland

Oregon's legislative emergency board approved reimbursing school districts for costs to test drinking water for lead.

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6 Oregon Health Groups Donate $21.5 Million For Affordable Housing

OPB | Sept. 23, 2016 3:23 p.m. | Portland

Six health care organizations from Oregon are coming together to build three housing complexes.

Nation | Health | Science

This Doctor Is Trying To Stop Heart Attacks In Their Tracks

NPR | Sept. 23, 2016 1:59 p.m.

Harry Selker has spent his life trying to come up with better ways to keep people from dying of heart attacks. Now he's intent on figuring out if a simple, cheap medication could be a game changer.

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Portland Says New Speed Camera Reduces Speeding By 93 Percent

OPB | Sept. 23, 2016 9:45 a.m. | Portland

Transportation experts say a new kind of speed camera has reduced speeding along a Portland highway by 93 percent.

World | Health

Who Is Responsible For That Pile Of Poop?

NPR | Sept. 23, 2016 9:13 a.m.

To stop open defecation, a U.N.-affiliated group takes villagers on a 'walk of shame.' But critics raise questions about the ethics of this approach.

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Are We Reaching The End Of The Trend For Longer, Healthier Lives?

NPR | Sept. 23, 2016 8:52 a.m.

In the past 50 years, better medical care and healthier habits have greatly reduced the risk of dying young from heart disease. But the obesity epidemic threatens to reverse that happy trend.

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Denmark's 'House Of Memories' Re-Creates 1950s For Alzheimer's Patients

NPR | Sept. 23, 2016 5:30 a.m.

The apartment in a museum is a detailed reconstruction of a 1950s home, with all its smells, sounds and textures. Psychologists say it can spark memories for people with dementia.

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