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'New Yorker' Article Sparks Upsurge In Earthquake Survival Kit Sales

After a frightening article a few weeks ago in The New Yorker magazine about a potentially devastating earthquake in the Pacific Northwest, there's been a run on survival supplies there. NPR talks to the maker of survival kits about his business.
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'Quantum Leap' In Alzheimer's Research Delivers New Understanding

NPR's Melissa Block speaks with David Knopman, vice chair of the Alzheimer's Association's Medical and Scientific Advisory Council, about more effective diagnosis and treatment of the disease.
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Intensive End-Of-Life Care On The Rise For Cancer Patients

Researchers found that although the use of durable powers of attorney increased, so, too, has the number of people who received all possible care at the end of life.
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The FDA Bans "Trans Fats" (Rebroadcast)

The federal government has ordered American food companies to remove trans fats from their products within the next three years. The Food and Drug Administration pushed forward with the ban out of a concern for how trans fats have contributed to obesity and heart disease, among other things. "Food Wednesday" explores the ban, and the role technology is playing in replacing trans fats.

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Health Effects Of Transitioning In Teen Years Remain Unknown

Though endocrinologists have been treating trans youths with hormones for about a decade, it's not clear how starting that process in adolescence affects health. A study aims to find out.
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The Latest On Diagnosing, Treating And Preventing Alzheimer's

More than 4,000 scientists from around the world meet in Washington, D.C. this week to share the latest research on diagnosing, treating and preventing Alzheimer's. We look at new findings on the role of race, gender and a sedentary life style.

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For Kids With Tourette's, At-Home Training Could Help

Psychologists are working on an online training program that draws on principles of in-person behavioral therapy to help patients with Tourette syndrome manage their tics.
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How Vandalism And Fear Ended Abortion In Northwest Montana

When Zachary Klundt broke into All Families Healthcare he destroyed the only clinic providing abortions in the Flathead Valley of Montana. More than a year later, the clinic remains closed.
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Women's Brains Appear More Vulnerable To Alzheimer's Than Men's

Researchers at the Alzheimer's Association International Conference say there's growing evidence that women are more likely than men of the same age to develop Alzheimer's disease.
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Trying To Get The World Unhooked From Hookworm

The worm infects 740 million people and causes anemia and loss of protein. A vaccine is in the works. And some brave souls are testing it out by ... getting infected with hookworm.

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