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Doritos Inventor's Grandson Sees Dollar Signs ln Healthful Food

Tim West's grandfather was an executive for Frito-Lay, and the 30-year-old entrepreneur grew up on junk food. But he now wants to shake up the food system with healthful, sustainable eats.

Drug-Resistant Malaria Spreads Across Southeast Asia

The most effective drug we have against malaria is losing its potency in Southeast Asia. Doctors can still cure most forms of the disease, but it takes longer and more medications.

Why U.S. Hospitals Are Testing People For Ebola Virus

The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has ordered health care providers to test recent travelers at risk for Ebola virus. So far none of those tests have come up positive.

Fighting Genital Cutting Of British Girls: A Survivor Speaks Out

Her family said they were going on a vacation. But Nimco Ali was taken to a woman who performed genital mutilation. Now Ali is helping the more than 100,000 girls in the U.K. possibly at risk.
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Maryland State Officials Conduct Ebola Drill

With an ebola outbreak fully occupying the attention of health officials in West Africa, officials in Maryland are testing their preparedness for such an outbreak.


A Hospital Reboots Medicaid To Give Better Care For Less Money

In Cleveland, a public hospital may be succeeding at the seemingly impossible: saving money while making patients healthier. It's doing so by giving patients personalized attention.

Minnesotans Question State's Ailing Insurance Marketplace

Minnesota spent millions on creating its health care website, and while the state's added 180,000 people to insurance coverage, some are asking whether it was worth it for the state to go it alone.

What You Need To Know About Sierra Leone And Ebola

Sierra Leone is one of three West African nations hardest hit by the Ebola epidemic. NPR's Ofeibea Quist-Arcton is there and has the latest.

Oxytocin Isn't Lacking In Children With Autism, Researchers Say

Since the hormone oxytocin makes people more social, it's easy to imagine it might cause the social deficits of autism. But a study found children with autism no more likely to be short of oxytocin.

Doctor With Ebola Is Improving, As Nigeria Reports Second Case

Dr. Kent Brantly, the first person to be treated for Ebola in the U.S., arrived in Atlanta Saturday, while the outbreak in West Africa continues to spread. Nigeria says a doctor there has the virus.