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DeMaurice Smith On Football's New Bad Rap

Football may be the nation's most popular sport, but are hard hits on the field ruining players' health and the game's reputation? Host Michel Martin speaks with NFL Players Association chief DeMaurice Smith to tackle issues about the league's scandals and safety.
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CT Scans Boost Cancer Risks For Kids

CT scans provide exquisite pictures of what's happening inside the body, but they use a lot more radiation than standard X-rays. A British study details the future cancer risks from CT scans of children.
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Children Getting CT Scans At Higher Risk For Cancer

A new study suggests that there's a slight increase in the risk of brain cancer and leukemia associated with CT scans for children. Experts say, in most cases, the risk doesn't not outweigh the benefit of the CT scan, but call on doctors to be more selective in ordering them. Audie Cornish talks to NPR's Rob Stein about the study.
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Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis A 'Serious Epidemic' In China

More than 10 percent of the new cases of tuberculosis diagnosed in China each year are resistant to the mainstay drugs used to treat the illness. The sobering findings come from the first national survey of the disease conducted there.
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Many Food Workers Keep Working While Sick, Survey Finds

A coalition of food labor groups says that more than half of food workers continue working even when they're sick because they can't afford to take a day off. That's due to a lack of paid sick days throughout the food chain for people who pick, process, sell, cook and serve food.

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