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Sugar Shocked? The Rest Of Food Industry Pays For Lots Of Research, Too

A recent study revealed the sugar industry's efforts 50 years ago to shape medical opinion on how sugar affects health. But today, scores of companies continue to fund food and nutrition studies.
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Trying To Get The Kids To Put Down Those Phones? Here's Help

You can nudge your kids' relationship with digital technology in a more healthful direction, but warning: It's going to require parents to change, too.
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What Doctors Learned From 42 Infants With Microcephaly

A new study from Brazil provides an early snapshot of what the future could hold for children infected with Zika, then born with the brain defect.
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Employees Are Paying A Bigger Chunk Of Health Insurance Costs

Bosses are passing more of the cost of health insurance on to workers in an effort to keep spending under control. But that can be unfair to lower-income employees, who pay disproportionately more.
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Want A BRCA Test? Some Insurers Require Genetic Counseling First

Doctors worry that requiring patients to see a separate genetic counselor will keep them from getting tested for mutations that significantly increase the risk of breast and ovarian cancer.
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Video Gamers Head To The Gym To Enhance Competitive Edge

Video games are big business with high stakes for pro players. To help perform better, personal trainers are tailoring their services for gamers. Routines including yoga, weight lifting and cardio.
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How Boko Haram Is Keeping Polio Alive In Nigeria

Last year the country was declared polio-free. Now there are three new cases. And Boko Haram militants are the biggest obstacle to getting rid of the virus.
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Sugar Industry Manipulated Research About Health Effects, Study Finds

A new study in the Journal of the American Medical Association Internal Medicine describes efforts by the sugar industry to manipulate research about the health effects of sugar back in the 1960s. NPR's Kelly McEvers talks with Cristin Kearns of the University of California, San Francisco, about the study.
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Clinton's Pneumonia Diagnosis Reignites Questions About Candidate Health

Hillary Clinton's pneumonia diagnosis has reignited questions about the health of presidential candidates. NPR's Audie Cornish talks with Dan Diamond, a reporter for Politico.
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Blame It On The Boys: How To Stop Vampire Bats From Spreading Rabies

Poisoning these thirsty critters doesn't work. But researchers think they're finally getting close to figuring out a plan.

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