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Brazilians Have To Learn To Think Like A Mosquito

That's the advice from a biologist as Brazil launches a war on the mosquitoes that are spreading Zika virus.
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Families Near The Huge Gas Leak Wonder: Is Home A Safe Place To Be?

Most health officials say the small amounts of benzene and other components of the natural gas still leaking in Southern California are probably not a health threat. Still, some parents worry.
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How Do Pharmaceutical Companies Establish Drug Prices?

Drug companies are under increasing pressure to keep prices under control. At a hearing on Capitol Hill Thursday, lawmakers from both sides of the aisle blasted two companies that have instituted huge price increases. NPR explores how drug companies establish prices for a drug.
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OK, Google, Where Did I Put My Thinking Cap?

It can be too easy for students to Google an assignment before they stop to think about it. Some researchers say we're losing our critical thinking and memory skills by relying on the search bar.
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Zika May Not Spread In Saliva Or Urine, Health Officials Say

Discovery of Zika virus in the saliva and urine of infected people is concerning but may not mean the pathogen can actually be transmitted through those fluids, experts caution.
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High Costs For Drugs Used By A Few Are Starting To Add Up

A cystic fibrosis drug that is expected to be taken by only a few hundred people may drain almost $36 million from California's general fund over two fiscal years.
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Is It Time To Stop Using Race In Medical Research?

Medical researchers often use race to define health risks. But a geneticist and a sociologist say racial categories don't accurately reflect who people are, and that science has to change.
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Mapping Zika: From A Monkey In Uganda To A Growing Global Concern

The virus was first identified in 1947 in a rhesus monkey in the Zika Forest. Our maps show how it spread slowly at first, then last year began a rapid invasion of the Americas.
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Officials Question Reports Of Zika Transmission Via Urine, Saliva

Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, talks with Mary Louise Kelly about how the Zika virus may spread.
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Florida Governor Ramps Up Mosquito Fight To Stay Ahead Of Zika

It's only a matter of time, Gov. Rick Scott figures, before the Zika virus shows up in Florida mosquitoes. He's called for increased spraying and other moves to keep Zika and other diseases in check.

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