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Cyclist Teaches Kids To Use Fun To Prevent Type 2 Diabetes

Jaime Rangel was 14 when he was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. Bike rides helped him get in shape and defeat the illness. Now 26, he's showing other kids from low-income families how to do it.
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Should The U.S. Reconsider Its Stand On Foreign Aid For Abortion Clinics?

The Zika epidemic has prompted renewed debate over the controversial Helms Amendment, which prohibits use of U.S. government money to fund abortions in other countries.
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'Biggest Loser' Lessons: Why The Body Makes It Hard To Keep Pounds Off

New research into the lives of past Biggest Loser contestants found many regain much of the weight they lost in the show --sometimes 100 pounds or more — because their biology works against them.
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Critical Drugs For Hospital ERs Remain In Short Supply

The shortages for hospital emergency rooms have persisted even after Congress gave the Food and Drug Administration more power in 2012 to respond when drug supplies are low.

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'Touch Tours' Help Blind Experience Philadelphia's Historic Food Scene

A hands-on tour of Philadelphia's historic Italian Market includes time to appreciate the scents and sounds — and opportunities to sample the district's delicious chocolate, cheeses and fresh pastas.
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Biotech's Theranos Offers A Cautionary Tale For Silicon Valley

The blood-testing startup led by Elizabeth Holmes soared on hype and celebrity boosters. Now it's under federal scrutiny. It could show that Silicon Valley's success model doesn't work in biotech.
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The Buzz Around Eating Insects: The Argument For Adding Bugs To Our Diet

Some say eating insects could save the planet, as we face the potential for global food and protein shortages. It's a common practice in many parts of the world, but what would it take to make bugs more appetizing to the masses here in the U.S.? Does it even make sense to try? A look at the arguments for and against the practice known as entomophagy, and the cultural and environmental issues involved.

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Can An Online Game Help Create A Better Test For TB?

In a vote of confidence for citizen science, researchers who created an online RNA-folding game launched the project's first challenge aimed at a disease — creating a better tuberculosis test.
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What's Good For The Heart Is Good For The Brain

Choosing a heart-healthy lifestyle can help protect your brain as you age, research suggests. And it's not just memory skills that benefit. Problem-solving abilities and judgment are preserved, too.
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What's On This Year's Agenda The "Disease Detectives?"

The Epidemic Intelligence Service, the "disease detectives" of the Centers for Disease Control holds their annual meeting this week. Rachel Martin asks EIS director Josh Mott how they do their work.

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