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A Day In The Life Of D.C.'s Needle Exchangers

Harm reduction advocates have long pushed for needle exchanges in D.C., but it often falls on secondary syringe exchangers — current and former users themselves — to actually track down addicts.

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A Worry In Theory, Medical Data Privacy Draws A Yawn In Practice

Nearly three-quarters of Americans say their doctors use electronic records. The overwhelming majority of people aren't particularly concerned about the privacy of the information, an NPR poll finds.
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Baltimore Grapples With Label As Nation's Heroin Capital

Baltimore has been called the heroin capital of America several times, and some people say the city should use that label to push for change.

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An NPR Photographer Looks Ebola In The Eye

Baby Sesay was in a care center in a village in Sierra Leone, waiting to find out if she had Ebola. Our photographer took a picture. Two days later, she was gone.
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Sleep's Link To Learning And Memory Traced To Brain Chemistry

During sleep, the brain locks in existing memories and can even form new ones. Scientists say they are starting to understand how that happens. A midnight snack may interfere.
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Gilead Buys Shortcut For FDA Drug Review For $125 Million

The Food and Drug Administration priority review voucher comes from a Canadian company that got it by developing a drug for leishmaniasis, a disease long neglected by pharmaceutical companies.
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Me, Myself And The Loo: A Woman's Future Can Rest On A Toilet

"My Toilet," a new photo exhibit in London, documents how commodes — or the lack of a proper one — affect the health, safety and education of girls and women around the world.
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Toilets 'R' Him: Jack Sim Wants A Potty In Every Pad

The Singapore activist created World Toilet Day in 2001, got U.N. sponsorship last year and posed for us on a toilet outdoors on a freezing day. That's how committed he is to bringing toilets to all.
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You Can Monitor Your Baby's Vital Signs 24/7, But Should You?

A new generation of baby monitors lets new parents track their child's heartbeat and other vital signs. But they're not health devices, a pediatrician warns, and could give a false sense of security.
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6 Pitfalls To Avoid When Picking Insurance On The Job

Even if your health insurance is provided by an employer, your plan may be changing quite a bit in 2015. Here's a guide to the questions you should keep in mind when looking over your options.

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