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Dutch Government Set To Reconsider Restrictions On Bird Flu Study

The conflict over publishing controversial bird flu research may come to a head next Monday, as the Dutch government meets to consider whether it should lift controls that have kept a scientist from openly discussing his work with the deadly virus.
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Exercising Even A Little Bit Makes It Easier For Smokers To Quit

Smokers who exercised just a little bit had an easier time quitting and were less likely to relapse, new research says. Even smokers who can't quit are less likely to die if they walk 15 minutes a day.
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Rewash That Pre-Washed Bag Of Lettuce? Don't Bother (Probably)

Some listeners took issue with our off-the-cuff recommendation that they rewash already washed lettuce on All Things Considered yesterday. Today correspondent Dan Charles explains why there's not really a right answer.
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Is It Time To Honor Len Bias?

We chat with an author and biographer about the controversial legacy of former University of Maryland basketball player Len Bias.

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2 Years On, Gulf Families, Businesses Holding On

On April 20th, 2010, the Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded in the Gulf of Mexico and set off the worst oil spill in U.S. history. Host Michel Martin speaks with researcher Irwin Redlener, who found that children suffered mental and physical stress from the spill. Martin also checks in with Byron Encalade, whose oyster business is struggling.
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What The Affordable Care Act Means For Consumers

What the Affordable Care Act means for you. We take your questions on how implementation of the law could affect consumers.

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Doctors Group Tells Patients To Go For Cheaper, High-Value Treatments

Patients can often skip expensive treatments for simpler, cheaper alternatives. That's the gist of a new campaign from the American College of Physicians. But they've got to convince not just patients, but doctors, too.

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