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Experimental Ebola Vaccinations, Considered 'Paradigm Shift,' Begin In Congo


The vaccine is still unlicensed but has passed drug trials with flying colors. Authorities have begun administering thousands of doses in the Democratic Republic of the Congo to fight the outbreak.

VA's Caregiver Program Still Dropping Veterans With Disabilities


An NPR investigation last year revealed that a number of VA centers were ejecting hundreds of caregivers from the program. The VA promised reform, but a year later few have returned to the program.

Is Sleeping With Your Baby As Dangerous As Doctors Say?


Many doctors in the U.S. say the practice puts an infant at risk of sleep-related death. A close look at the research reveals a different picture.

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Thousands Of Oregon Food Safety Inspections Still Past Due

Oregon’s Food Safety Program remains in disarray, long after a state audit found it was so far behind on inspections of stores, processors and other licensees that public health could be at risk.


Fake And Faulty Drugs: A Problem No One Wants To Talk About

A new book explores why getting a properly formulated medicine is hit-or-miss in much of the developing world — and why the issue is massively underreported.

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Clinics That Refer Women For Abortions Would Not Get Federal Funds Under New Rule

The Department of Health and Human Services is expected to announce that it is reviving a Reagan-era rule that bars groups that receive federal funding from discussing abortion with patients.

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New Type Of Drug To Prevent Migraines Heads To Market

An antibody-based drug reduces the frequency of migraine headaches, according to data reviewed by the Food and Drug Administration. The agency approved Aimovig, priced at about $6,900 a year.

Science | Flora and Fauna | Health | Nation

Report: Most Former Research Chimps Should Move To Retirement Sanctuaries

A working group convened by the National Institutes of Health looked at where chimps that had been used in research should live now. Unless relocating chimps would endanger them, a sanctuary is best.

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Frozen Food Fan? As Sales Rise, Studies Show Frozen Produce Is As Healthy As Fresh

The uptick is new after a multi-year sales slump. Among the benefits of frozen produce: it packs as much nutrition as fresh, but with less waste if you don't eat it right away.

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U.S. Births Dip To 30-Year Low; Fertility Rate Sinks Further Below Replacement Level

The results put the U.S. further away from a viable replacement rate – the standard for a generation being able to replicate its numbers.

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Army 'Leans In' To Protect A Shooter's Brain From Blast Injury

The Army tells NPR of plans to monitor blast exposure across a military career, to enforce limits on firing certain weapons, and to even look into whether special helmets could help stop blast waves.

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Random Tweet From Kanye West About The U.N. Baffles The World

The U.N. has been desperately trying to make the Global Goals "famous" since 2015. Then a surprise tweet from the rapper came along.

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Oregon Shows Limited Progress In Reducing Food Insecurity

Oregon has shown limited progress in reducing food insecurity over the last three years, according to a new report.

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