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Is The Risk Of Catching Zika Greater In Poor Neighborhoods?

A statement of advice for visitors to the Olympics, from WHO, initially said to avoid impoverished areas to reduce the risk of Zika. Does research back it up?
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Philadelphia Becomes 1st Major U.S. City To Pass A Tax On Soda

The new tax will hit thousands of products with added sugar or artificial sweetener. It's expected to raise millions of dollars annually for an expansion of early-childhood education.
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Will Genetic Advances Make Sex Obsolete?

Before long, human embryos will be made so easily in the laboratory that many people will choose that route for having children. The option would offer genetic control at an ethical price.
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More Generics And Negotiating Leverage Could Slow Medicare Drug Spending

The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission told Congress that rising drug costs helped push Medicare Part D spending up nearly 60 percent between 2007 and 2014. There are options to contain spending.
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AMA Declares Gun Violence 'A Public Health Crisis'

After the mass shooting at an Orlando nightclub, the American Medical Association proclaims that gun violence is a public health crisis. Steve Inskeep talks to outgoing AMA president Dr. Steven Stack.
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Rep. Quigley: Orlando Tragedy Highlights Discriminatory Blood Donation Rule

Renee Montagne talks to Rep. Mike Quigley, D-IL, about his push to end the FDA's blood deferral policy. Gay and bisexual men are required to remain celibate for a year before donating blood.
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Report: Red Cross Spent 25 Percent Of Haiti Donations On Internal Expenses

A congressional inquiry finds that the American Red Cross stonewalled lawmakers as they sought to understand the charity's finances, and that it sent significantly less money to Haiti than claimed.
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Summer Camps Say They're Not Sweating Over Zika Risk

Mosquitoes are part of the summer camp experience, and camp directors say they'd be hard pressed to deploy CDC guidelines for avoiding Zika virus. But it may not be an issue this summer.
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Zika Infection Late In Pregnancy Carries Little Risk of Microcephaly

Scientists tracked nearly 600 pregnant women in Colombia, who were reportedly infected with Zika during their third trimester. None of these women gave birth to a baby with apparent problems.
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Ex-Wife Reveals Orlando Gunman's History Of Domestic Violence

The ex-wife of Omar Mateen — who attacked an Orlando, Fla., nightclub killing at least 49 people — has described suffering physical and psychological abuse from Mateen during their marriage. NPR's Kelly McEvers speaks to Deborah Epstein of Georgetown University about the possible connections between domestic violence and mass shootings.

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