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.
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.
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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