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Science On Diets Is Low In Essential Information

The diet industry generates billions of dollars annually, but it is built on razor-thin evidence about what is best for any person. And it's likely that one diet type doesn't fit all.
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What's Your Take On #NPRTheTalk?

African-American parents have long discussed the importance of teaching children how to interact with police. Do parents in other communities have similar conversations? Join the discussion.
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Building Me: A Puzzlement

I am made of atoms — 7,000 trillion trillion of them. How did I teach them to tie my shoes? Or did they teach me?
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Replacing An Ambulance With A Station Wagon

There's nothing like an ambulance when you really need one, but they're expensive, and a lot of people who call an ambulance would actually be better served with a different, cheaper kind of care.
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How Do We Stop Ebola? WHO Declares War On The Virus

Over the next six months, about 20,000 people will get Ebola. Half will likely die. To stop the virus, the World Health Organization says it needs thousands of health care workers and $600 million.
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Remembering Shacki: Liberia's Accidental Ebola Victim

Shacki Kamara went out to buy his aunt some tea. Then she heard from the neighborhood kids: "They shot Shacki." He died the next day. Eva Nah is still asking why.
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Budget Cuts Hobble The World Health Organization's Ebola Response

Melissa Block talks to New York Times correspondent Sheri Fink about how budget cuts at the World Health Organization have hurt the United Nations agency's response to the Ebola crisis.
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Johnson & Johnson Pushes Ahead With Ebola Vaccine

The vaccine would target the Zaire species of Ebola that's now spreading through West Africa. The vaccine worked well in tests on macaque monkeys, and it could be tested in humans starting in 2015.
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More Homes Go Smoke-Free, But Exposure Remains A Health Threat

People are getting the message about the dangers of secondhand smoke at home, a CDC study says. But half of smokers still light up in the house, putting the health of relatives and friends at risk.
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A Few Ebola Cases Likely In U.S., Air Traffic Analysis Predicts

What are the chances somebody with Ebola will fly to the U.S. by late September? One team of scientists says it could be as high as 18 percent. And the risk is even higher for the U.K.

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