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Guess How Many Zika Cases Showed Up At The Olympics?

Before the games, computer scientists weren't worried about the spread of Zika. But some public health experts were. What does the data show?
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Ramen Noodles Are Now The Prison Currency Of Choice

Ramen will buy anything from smuggled fruit to laundry services from fellow inmates, a study at one prison finds. It's not just that ramen is tasty: Prisoners say they're not getting enough food.
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All U.S. Blood Donations Should Be Screened For Zika, FDA Says

The recommendations from the Food and Drug Administration represent a major expansion in testing blood for Zika. The agency had earlier advised testing only in areas with an active outbreak.
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Friday News Roundup - Domestic

Donald Trump signals a shift in his stance on immigration. After another batch of emails, The Clinton Foundation says it will make changes if Hillary Clinton becomes president. And outrage over the skyrocketing cost of the EpiPen. A panel of journalists joins guest host Derek McGinty for analysis of the week's top national news stories.

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Planned Parenthood Joins Campaign To Rid Miami Neighborhoods Of Zika

The organization is going door to door in some of the city's poorest neighborhoods. The goal: Reach 25,000 households in six weeks with information about Zika prevention and family planning services.
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Teaching Medical Teamwork Right From The Start

Case Western Reserve University and the Cleveland Clinic are collaborating to better integrate the training of student doctors, dentists, nurses and social workers. One goal: Reduce medical errors.
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New Virus Breaks The Rules Of Infection

A virus is generally like a little ball with a few genes. Now scientists have found one that's broken up into five little balls — as if it were dismembered.
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Former White House Doctor Outlines Gray Areas In Candidates' Health

NPR's Robert Siegel talks to Rob Darling, a former White House physician, about how much voters have a right to know about the medical histories of presidential candidates.
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Tribute: The Man Who Led The War To Kill Smallpox

No disease had ever been wiped out before. But that didn't stop Dr. Donald A. Henderson.
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Discounts Aren't Enough to Halt Outrage At High EpiPen Prices

EpiPen, the new poster child for prescription drug price gouging, may find that offering discount coupons isn't enough to mollify its critics in Congress and online.

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