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U.N. Finally Apologizes For Cholera In Haiti ... But Omits One Point

NPR | Dec. 02, 2016

On Thursday, Ban Ki-moon apologized to the Haitian people: "We simply did not do enough with regard to the cholera outbreak."

Americans Don't Trust Scientists' Take On Food Issues

NPR | Dec. 02, 2016

A new survey finds strong public support for organic food, and suspicion of GMOs — regardless of whether people vote Republican or Democratic. Also, people don't trust scientists much at all.

Abortion-Rights Groups Challenge Restrictions In 3 States

NPR | Dec. 02, 2016

Abortion-rights supporters are going on the offensive to challenge state laws that limit access to abortion, even as they anticipate more restrictions under a Trump administration.

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Glowing Human Cells May Shed Light On Sickness And Health

NPR | Dec. 2, 2016 1:17 p.m.

Researchers who developed a collection of human stem cells with glowing internal structures have begun sharing them with colleagues. The glow reveals the secret workings of cells.

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Possible Closure Of Junction City Psychiatric Hospital Stuns Employees

The Register-Guard | Dec. 2, 2016 12:25 p.m. | Salem, Oregon

Gov. Kate Brown, seeking to plug a big healthcare budget hole, proposed to permanently close the hospital in mid-2018. The move would save the state an estimated $34.5 million a year.

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Study: Vast Majority Of People Who Are Depressed Do Not Seek Help

NPR | Dec. 2, 2016 11:08 a.m.

In poor countries, only 1 in 27 people received minimally adequate care. In wealthy countries, it's 1 in 5.

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Raising A Child With Dyslexia: 3 Things Parents Can Do

NPR | Dec. 2, 2016 8:40 a.m.

Dyslexia is a reading problem, but its influence can be felt far beyond the classroom. It often disrupts home life, making dinnertime and bedtime a struggle.

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Time For Homeopathic Remedies To Prove That They Work?

NPR | Dec. 2, 2016 7:49 a.m.

The Federal Trade Commission told purveyors of homeopathic remedies that they have to say there's no scientific evidence that these nostrums actually work. The question is, will fans care?

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Only 26 Percent Of Americans Support Full Repeal Of Obamacare, Poll Finds

NPR | Dec. 2, 2016 6:39 a.m.

As Republicans debate how to keep their promise to dismantle Obamacare, a Kaiser poll suggests that the law has strong support for some key provisions.

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Top U.S. AIDS Official Touts Progress, Has Tough Words For Tanzania

NPR | Dec. 1, 2016 8:16 p.m.

An interview with Dr. Deborah Birx, the U.S. Global AIDS coordinator. She says this is an "exciting" time in the global fight against the disease.

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Zap! Magnet Study Offers Fresh Insights Into How Memory Works

NPR | Dec. 1, 2016 8:13 p.m.

A magnetic pulse to a certain spot in the brain of healthy volunteers restored recently "forgotten" thoughts, researchers found. The study is shifting the understanding of short-term recall.

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Why Can't We Bring Down The Number Of New HIV Cases?

NPR | Dec. 1, 2016 8:13 p.m.

Despite progress against the disease, roughly 2 million people are infected with the virus every year.

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Oregon Says Its Plan Could End HIV Infections By 2021

OPB | Dec. 1, 2016 5:45 p.m. | Portland

Oregon health experts announced a plan Thursday to end all new HIV infections in the state.

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