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Improving Healthcare, One Search At A Time

By combing through 100 million search queries on Bing, Yahoo and Google, Microsoft Research Lab co-director Eric Horvitz and his colleagues were able to discover a previously unknown interaction between two commonly prescribed drugs. Horvitz says the method might detect dangerous drug interactions earlier than the FDA's warning system.

Will Pope Francis Answer Muslims' Prayers, Too?

Host Michel Martin checks in with the Barbershop guys for a fresh cut on the week's news, including the new pope and college basketball's March Madness. Martin is joined by culture critic Jimi Izrael, attorney Arsalan Iftikhar, sports writer Pablo Torre and Reverend Leo Patalinghug.

Power Shift Under Way As Middle Class Expands In Developing World

The economic expansion of the so-called "Global South" is being driven by new trade and technology partnerships, according to a United Nations report. The UN predicts that over the next two decades, economic and political power will shift away from Europe and North America.

A Daily Habit Of Green Tea Or Coffee Cuts Stroke Risk

Drinking four cups of green tea or one cup of coffee per day were each associated with about a 20 percent lower risk of stroke. That's according to a study of more than 82,000 men and women in Japan.

Binge Drinking Sticks Wisconsin With A Hefty Tab

Wisconsin has the highest number of binge drinkers in the nation, and they cost the state $6.8 billion in 2012. Most of that economic burden is from lost productivity — missing work, premature mortality, incarceration, and absenteeism.

Americans More Distracted Behind The Wheel Than Europeans

Nearly 70 percent of American drivers say they talked on their cell phones while driving at least once in the previous month, according to a survey by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. And about a third admitted to reading or sending texts or emails while driving.