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Assessing Consumer Concerns About The Meat Industry

Tom Philpott, who covers food and the agricultural industry for Mother Jones, joins Fresh Air's Terry Gross for a wide-ranging discussion about health and other issues affecting the meat industry.
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Introvale: Latest Birth Control Pill Recall

Sandoz, a unit of drug giant Novartis, is recalling 10 lots of Introvale birth control pills that may have pills in the wrong positions. It's the third big recall of birth control pills because of packaging problems in less than a year. Taking the wrong pills at the wrong time can lead to an unintended pregnancy.
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Is Football Safe For Young Players?

Recent news of concussions, brain disease and suicides of former pro players have youth coaches rethinking the game of football. Host Michel Martin discusses new questions about safety with youth football coach Kim Deane and high school football coach Jamey Dubose.
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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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