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In Alaska's Remote Towns, Climate Change Is Already Leaving Many Hungry

Melting ice has made it harder to hunt walrus, a traditional staple for Alaska Natives. Warmer temps mean caribou aren't where hunters used to find them. It all adds up to more food insecurity.
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As Opioid Epidemic Surges, Medical Schools Must Change To Keep Pace

Most medical schools offer little teaching about opioid addiction, even though there is unmet demand for treatment in many areas. Stanford University's medical school is trying to change that.
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Insurers May Share Blame For Increased Price Of Some Generic Drugs

Consumers often blame drug companies for the rapidly rising costs of some commonly used generic drugs. But changes made by insurers influence the price of these drugs, too, it turns out.
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A Sniff Test For Alzheimer's Checks For The Ability To Identify Odors

New research suggests it may be possible to spot people in the early stages of Alzheimer's by testing their ability to recognize fragrances. The goal is a quick and inexpensive screening test.
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Swaziland's Secret Weapon Against Child Abuse: Grandmothers

In 2008, it ranked as one of the worst African countries for child abuse. Now it's one of the 10 best in protecting its kids. How did Swaziland do it?
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'Sister Clones' Of Dolly The Sheep Are Alive And Kicking

Dolly, the first cloned mammal, had early arthritis and died young, raising concerns that clones age prematurely. But a study confirms the sheep's four sister clones are healthy and aging well.
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Children Exposed To Hepatitis C May Be Missing Out On Treatment

Now that there are better treatments for hepatitis C in adults, doctors hope the drugs soon will be approved for use in children who were infected at birth. But many at-risk infants don't get tested.
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Single Mom's Search For Therapist Hampered By Insurance Companies

Recent health laws were supposed to give people easier access to mental health care. But some adults who have anxiety or depression and need help are still having a tough time lining up treatment.
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Problems After Using Hair Conditioner Prompt An FDA Warning

After more than 100 consumers complained about symptoms like itchiness and balding, the FDA says hair conditioner is a potential culprit. But doctors warn against jumping to conclusions.
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Health Officials Investigate Two Possible Cases Of Zika Virus Outbreak In Florida

Federal officials investigate the first two cases of Zika that may have been contracted in southern Florida. NPR's Elise Hu and Michaeleen Doucleff discuss the new findings and their possible impact.

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