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Mummy Study Shows Heart Disease Could Be A Natural Human Condition

Researchers have found hardened arteries after scanning mummified bodies, some of which were more than 3,000 years old. A more modern diet and lifestyle were once thought to be the causes of heart disease, but a new study recently published in the journal The Lancet may prove otherwise. Audie Cornish talks to cardiologist Randall Thompson, one of the study's authors, about the findings.
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Sleep Less, Eat More, Gain Weight

Less sleep equals more eating, according to a rigorous new study. People who slept just five hours a night burned more energy but also ate more — so much more that they gained almost 2 pounds in less than a week.
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Judge Overturns New York City Ban On Big Sugary Sodas

A state Supreme Court justice said the regulations overstepped the authority granted to the New York City Board of Health. And the judge noted that the regulations wouldn't have applied equally across food retailers.
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Sugary Drinks Survive New York City - For Now

A judge on Monday blocked New York City's limits on sugary drinks the day before they were set to go into effect. We examine the fallout.

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African-Americans Suffer From Vaccine Gap

According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, African-American seniors are 30 percent less likely to get flu or pneumonia vaccines than white seniors. This could lead to more frequent hospital visits and even deaths. Host Michel Martin speaks with epidemiologist Mark Thompson, about why there's a vaccine gap.
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Forgiveness Isn't All It's Cracked Up To Be

You've probably heard that forgiveness reduces stress and can provide peace and closure. But Slate advice columnist Emily Yoffe says that's not always true. She tells host Michel Martin that sometimes it's better to cut ties, especially in the case of some abusive parents. Psychiatrist Richard Friedman also joins the conversation.
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Dr. Ben Carson: Healthcare Is 'Upside Down'

Dr. Ben Carson is known for blazing trails in the neurological field - including breakthrough work separating conjoined twins. Now he's making waves for his political views. Host Michel Martin talks with Dr. Carson about the current state of healthcare in America and his upcoming speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference.

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