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In Wake Of Recession, Immigrant Births Plunge

The Pew Research Center reports that the U.S. birth rate has hit its lowest level ever, led by a dramatic decline among the foreign-born. The birth rate for Mexican women fell the most, down a stunning 23 percent since the recent recession began in 2007.
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Tried And True Tricks For Beating A Cold

Earlier this week, we talked with chefs about global folk cures for a cold. Now Melissa Block reads some recommendations from listeners for methods of easing the sniffles.
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Clinton Reveals Blueprint For An 'AIDS-Free Generation'

HIV has been declining in many parts of the world over the past decade. Today the U.S. unveiled an ambitious plan to stop most new HIV infections around the world. But some health leaders question whether their goals are realistic, especially with impending budget cuts.
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Man Takes Lessons From Brother's Life And Mysterious Death

When Dan Sullivan's brother, Tom, died of a strange disease at age 30, Dan began to reflect on the lessons Tom communicated before he passed away.

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The Challenge Of Feeding America’s Hungry

Mayor Cory Booker of Newark is the latest politician to highlight the challenges for people who rely on government assistance for food, but some say the U.S. food stamp program needs to be cut back. The challenge of feeding America's hungry.

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Key To E. Coli-Free Spinach May Be An Ultrasonic Spa Treatment

A new way to clean spinach combines an old technique and a new one to get the disease-causing bacteria. But there aren't any commercial orders for the ultrasonic spinach spa just yet.
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A Huge Pay Cut For Doctors Is Hiding In The Fiscal Cliff

On Jan. 1, Medicare is set to cut payments to doctors by nearly 30 percent. Lawmakers of both parties want to prevent this. So why is it imminent?

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