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In Wake Of Boston Attack, Local Muslims Haven't Felt Blowback

When it was discovered that the two perpetrators of the terrorist attack at the Boston Marathon advocated radical Islam, some local Muslims worried about a potential response on area religious communities.


Family Doctors Consider Dropping Birth Control Training Rule

But reproductive health advocates says there's a big problem with leaving contraception training out: Many residency programs these days are run by religious hospitals that don't believe in contraception.

A Tale Of Mice And Medical Research, Wiped Out By A Superstorm

When Superstorm Sandy flooded lower Manhattan last year, thousands of lab animals drowned and many scientists lost months or even years of work. The specialty animals can be very difficult to replace, but researchers say the loss of animal life is emotionally devastating and difficult to get over.

The DEA Wants Your Old Meds, No Questions Asked

Wondering what to do with that Vicodin that's gathering dust in the medicine cabinet? The DEA is happy to take it off your hands. That method spares the environment and solves a pesky problem: giving a narcotic like that to anyone other than the person whose name is on the prescription is a felony.

Deadly Strain Of Bird Flu Is 'Most Lethal' Flu Virus Yet

At a briefing in Beijing Wednesday, World Health Organization officials called the H7N9 bird flu that's emerged in China one of the "most lethal" flu viruses so far. NPR science correspondent Richard Knox talks about what we know, and the questions that remain about the deadly strain.