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Measles Outbreak Linked To Disneyland Hits Over 70 Cases

A measles outbreak linked to Disneyland in California has now infected over 70 people, many unvaccinated. NPR's Arun Rath talks with science writer Seth Mnookin, author of The Panic Virus.

App Links Sex Assault Survivors To Help, But Who Downloads It?

The D.C.-based smartphone tool connects people with a ride to the hospital and a team of medical professionals trained in dealing with sexual assault. But students aren't rushing to download the app.


Study Finds Huge Disparities In Costs Of Common Surgeries

Robert Siegel talks to Maureen Sullivan, senior vice president of strategic services and chief strategy officer for Blue Cross Blue Shield Association, which did the study.

Leaky Blood Vessels In The Brain May Lead To Alzheimer's

As vessels become more porous, researchers say, they allow toxins in the bloodstream to reach, and damage, delicate brain cells and raise the risk for dementia.

Taking Antibiotics During Travel Fosters Drug-Resistant Germs

Many of us take antibiotics when we get tummy troubles in developing countries. Scientists say this opens the door for a dangerous visitor in the GI tract. These microbes can stick around for months.

Young Women And Men Seek More Equal Roles At Work And Home

Young couples would prefer to share responsibilities equally at work and at home, a study finds. But they realize that workplace policies and child care can make that a tough go in real life.

Dear World: Bill And Melinda Gates Have 'Big Bets' For 2030

Their annual letter to the public has been published. They're betting that in 15 years, polio will be eradicated, Africa will feed itself and 2 billion people will use their phones as mobile banks.

American Millennial Missionary In Guinea Isn't Scared Off By Ebola

Luke Whitworth, 23, came to Guinea from South Carolina 13 months ago. That's when the outbreak there began. His sponsoring group gave him the option to leave — but he's determined to stay.

A Blind Woman Gains New Freedom, Click By Click By Click

Blind since birth, Julee-anne Bell learned to get by better on her own with echolocation, a method explored in this week's Invisibilia. But along the way, she found that independence came with costs.

Former WWE Fighters Suing Over Alleged Brain Damage

The wrestlers say World Wrestling Entertainment downplayed dangers in the ring. The WWE says it has "never concealed any medical information related to concussions."