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3 Scientists Win Nobel Prize In Chemistry For DNA Repair Research

Their work details how cells repair damaged DNA and preserve genes. And now three scientists — Tomas Lindahl, Paul Modrich and Aziz Sancar — have won the 2015 Nobel Prize in Chemistry.

Hospitals Still Don't Give Moms Enough Support For Breast-Feeding

Although an increasing number of U.S. hospitals and other birthing centers now encourage women to breast-feed and teach them how, other common practices by staff hinder moms from sticking with it.

Freezing Ovaries Before Cancer Treatment May Preserve Fertility

One-third of women who froze ovarian tissue before undergoing cancer treatment and later had it transplanted back ended up having babies, according to a study of women in Denmark.

California Gov. Jerry Brown Signs End Of Life Option Act

NPR's Kelly McEvers speaks with Christy O'Donnell, a former LAPD detective who became an advocate for the right-to-die law after being diagnosed with terminal lung cancer.

For Israeli-Born Chef, Hummus And 'Tehina' Are A Bridge To Home

Chef Michael Solomonov sees his mission as connecting people to the food of his homeland. "That, to me, is my life's work," he says. Solomonov's new cookbook is Zahav: A World of Israeli Cooking.

Can You Really Roll Those Aches And Knots Away?

Scientists say you'll get better range of motion and less post-workout pain when using foam rollers to loosen tight muscles. But the details aren't all smoothed out.

Your Chair Is Killing You. Here's What You Need To Do To Stop It

Hint: The answer doesn't revolve around buying more gadgets. Nor does it depend on you dragging yourself to the gym seven nights a week. This calls for a concerted attack — while moving.

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"Right To Die" Becomes Law In California

After California becomes the fifth state to let terminally ill patients end their lives, we hear from supporters and critics of the aid-in-dying movement.


3 Scientists Awarded Nobel Prize In Physiology Or Medicine

The scientists from the U.S., Japan and China were awarded the Nobel Prize Monday for discovering drugs to treat parasitic diseases such as malaria, river blindness and elephantiasis.