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Fire Risk Leads Praxair To Recall Grab 'n Go Oxygen Tanks

Praxair has recalled its Grab 'n Go Vantage portable oxygen units. Turns out that if these cylinders get kicked or knocked over they can sometimes catch fire. The company is replacing o-rings between the built-in pressure valve and gas tank.

Apes Have Food, Will Share For A Social Payoff

Humans have a long tradition of sharing food with strangers, and it turns out bonobos do it, too. In fact, the bonobos in a recent experiment were more likely to offer fruit and nuts to a stranger than to a familiar ape. But that doesn't necessarily mean they're altruistic.
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An Artistic Triumph Over Cushing's Disease: J. Jordan Bruns

Jordan Bruns survived his battle with a rare form of Cushing's disease — but that battle continues to impact his art.

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This Week On Metro Connection: Health & Wellness

Is it true that "an hour of public radio a day keeps the doctor away"? We'll find out, as we bring you some of our favorite Metro Connection stories about Health and Wellness.

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Md. Panel Recommends Seizing Guns From Mentally Ill Who Pose Threat

A panel of Maryland officials is recommending that access to guns by the mentally ill be restricted in certain cases, according to a new report.

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Maryland Del. Wants More Regulation For WSSC

The santitation commission that serves Montgomery and Prince George's counties could be subject to more stringent regulations next year if Del. Tom Hucker gets his way.


Drug Fulfills Promise Of Research Into Cystic Fibrosis Gene

The success of Kalydeco, a drug to treat cystic fibrosis, has been decades in the making — since the discovery of the gene associated with the disease. The time from gene discovery to successful drug may be shortening, but there are only a handful of drugs like Kalydeco on the market.

Chastity: Why Wait?

In the old days, many people aspired to remain abstinent until marriage. Today, that goal seems rare. Host Michel Martin speaks with three women, Arleen Spenceley, Monique Matthews and Lisa Marziali about their decisions to abstain from out-of-wedlock sex.