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Why Some Of India's Surrogate Moms Are Full Of Regret

They're often poor women, lured by the money they'll receive. But are they being exploited? The government is considering a law that would end commercial surrogacy.
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Reinventing The Football Helmet: Is Improving The Technology The Answer?

The NFL announced last week it will invest $100 million to advance concussion research. Rachel Martin asks David Camarillo, who leads a Stanford University lab dedicated to inventing such equipment
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Mike Pence Releases Medical Information, Has 'Very Good And Strong Heart'

The note from the Republican vice presidential nominee's doctor comes after a week of intense discussion about the health of Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.
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EPA Weighs In On Glyphosate, Says It Doesn't Cause Cancer

The Environmental Protection Agency says that the country's most widely used weedkiller, glyphosate, does not cause cancer. The chemical has been under intense international scrutiny.
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Older People Might Consider Waiting A Bit Longer To Get Flu Shot

Immunologist Laura Haynes suggests people over 65 wait until Halloween to get their flu shots, to make sure the immunity lasts through the flu season.
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The Food Industry's Influence In Nutrition Research

NPR's Scott Simon talks to Dr. Michael Jacobson of the Center for Science in the Public Interest about the state of industry-sponsored research and how it might influence medical and policy advice.
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Cuba Fights Off Zika

Cuba has reported only three cases of Zika contracted in the country. The government credits its deployment of soldiers and civilians across the island to destroy mosquito breeding grounds.
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Cancer Immunotherapy At A Crossroads

Doctors can now marshal patients' immune systems to fight some cancers. Yet many people don't respond to immunotherapy, and the costs of treatment can be astronomical.
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What's The Secret To India's Paralympics Success?

Its athletes have won two golds, one silver and one bronze so far — an unexpected burst of excellence.
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HHS Issues New Rules To Open Up Data From Clinical Trials

The aim is to make clinical trial data available to volunteers and scientists, even if a drug or therapy being tested turns out to be a failure. That could help identify serious side effects.

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