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Soupy Study: Minestrone Could Be A Secret Weapon Against Malaria


It all started when a London primary school asked children to bring in a plastic tube containing approximately one tablespoon of homemade soup.

Meet The Womanikin, The Breasted Vest Working To Close The CPR Gender Gap


Studies show women are less likely to receive CPR in public than men. A manikin sleeve with silicone breasts might be part of the solution.

This Is What It's Like To Be An Ebola Doctor Under Fire In Congo


Dr. Marie-Roseline Bélizaire says the United Nations is failing to keep its medical workers safe.

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Health | Science

'There's No Good Dust': What Happens After Quartz Countertops Leave The Factory

Slabs of engineered quartz are cut-to-order in thousands of shops across the country that may not adequately protect workers from dangerous levels of the lung-damaging contaminant.

Business | Health | Science

'It's Going To Get Worse': How U.S. Countertop Workers Started Getting Sick

The story of the first worker in the U.S. to suffer lung damage after cutting a new kind of countertop material shows the way a workplace hazard emerged in this country.

World | Health

Samoa Arrests Anti-Vaccination Activist As Measles Death Toll Rises

Government officials say anti-vaccination advocates have complicated their efforts to turn the tide on an epidemic that has killed at least 63 people, most of them children.

Health | Nation

A Daughter Talks With Her Father About Coping With Her Mother's Suicide

Sylvia Grosvold was 5 years old when her mother died by suicide. At StoryCorps, Sylvia, now 16, tells her dad how she's processed the loss. "I guess I'm stronger than I think I am," she says.

World | Health

Measles Numbers Were Bad In 2018. This Year, They're Even Worse

The World Health Organization has released the latest data on measles. The increase in cases is notable — and a sign of how much work needs to be done to address the outbreak.

News | Health | Politics

'OPB Politics Now': Tobacco, Vaping Tax And Another Failed Recall Effort

In this episode of 'OPB Politics Now,' OPB news director Anna Griffin and OPB politics reporters Dirk VanderHart and Jeff Mapes discuss  what could be the most costly measure on your 2020 Oregon ballot.


Scientists Find Surprising Age-Related Protein Waves In Blood

They've identified hundreds of proteins in human blood that wax and wane in surprising ways as we age. The findings could provide important clues about which substances in the blood can slow aging.


Safety Problems Lead To Early End For Study Of 'Abortion Pill Reversal'

Three of the 12 women enrolled in a study of progesterone to reverse a medication-based abortion required ambulance transport to a hospital for treatment of severe vaginal bleeding.


Hair Dyes And Straighteners Linked To Higher Cancer Risk, Especially For Black Women

Many women get their hair dyed or straightened regularly with products that contain thousands of chemicals. Researchers are teasing out whether our hair habits could be raising our breast cancer risk.

Economy | Health | Education

Student Loan Borrowers With Disabilities Aren't Getting Help They Were Promised

Hundreds of thousands of borrowers are eligible to have their student loans erased because a disability keeps them from working. NPR found many will likely never get the debt relief they're owed.

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