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Death Talk Is Cool At This Festival

How to make thinking about death less somber? Hold a festival! Indianapolis did. Through art, film and book talks, residents explored everything from bucket lists to advance directives and cremation.
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World Health Organization Dismisses Calls To Move Or Postpone Rio Olympics

"[C]ancelling or changing the location of the 2016 Olympics will not significantly alter the international spread of Zika virus," WHO says, after scientists called for the Games to be moved.
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It's The Zika Virus In Action, Drawn By A Scientist-Artist

He's a scientist. And an artist. His latest subject: the Zika virus.
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After Breast Cancer Diagnosis, She Channeled Her Ups And Downs Into Texts

NPR's Scott Simon talks with Natalie Sun about her project, textingwithcancer.com. The website won a Webby award, and documents her pessimism and optimism while undergoing chemotherapy.
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Lack Of Evidence Shows Sunscreens Are Safe For Humans With Normal Use

All summer long, parents will struggle with how to protect their children from the sun, and whether or not the protection itself is safe. Reporter Tara Haelle talks to NPR's Scott Simon.
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#NPRreads: 4 Reads To Keep You Young This Weekend

Correspondents, editors and producers from our newsroom share the pieces that have kept them reading, using the #NPRreads hashtag. Each weekend, we highlight some of the best stories.
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Could Thinking Positively About Aging Be The Secret Of Health?

People who have positive images of aging and have a purpose in life live years longer than those who are negative, studies find. They also have less risk of stroke and Alzheimer's disease.
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Reporter's Notebook: 'Embedded' With Doctors Without Borders

Correspondent Jason Beaubien talks about his week at the Doctors Without Borders hospital in South Sudan.
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Ship That Breast Milk For You? Companies Add Parent-Friendly Perks

Forget paid parental leave. Some companies offer compensation for surrogacy and adoption, or are helping traveling moms ship breast milk. The benefits are a relatively cheap way to recruit and retain.
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Long-Acting Opioid Treatment Could Be Available In A Month

The FDA has approved the Probuphine implant for medication-assisted therapy for opioid addiction. It lasts for six months, compared to daily pills. But it also will be more expensive.

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