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What Might Make Young People Practice Safe Sex? Lottery Tickets!

Researchers working in Lesotho found that offering lottery tickets to volunteers who test negative for sexually transmitted infections is a powerful motivator for safe sex.

Report: Inmates With Mental Disabilities Often Subjected To Excessive Force

A Human Rights Watch report says more should be done to divert nonviolent inmates out of the corrections system, and to train officers about how to de-escalate tense situations.

In 'Organic Life,' The Making Of America's First Certified Organic Restaurant

Nora Pouillon writes about her lifelong devotion to food in a new memoir, My Organic Life. Her restaurant has been a fixture in the Washington, D.C., food scene since 1979.


State Legislatures Quarrel Over Whether To Expand Medicaid

Medicaid expansion was a big deal in a handful of state legislatures this year. Wyoming said no. Tennessee said no. But Montana said yes, and three more states are coming down to the wire.

Family Doctors Who Do More, Save More

A study suggests that coordinated care, led by a family doctor who is judicious about referring patients to specialists, leads to cost savings.

New York Announces Crackdown On Nail Salons

New York plans to send dozens of inspectors to nail salons across the state to crack down on poor working conditions. The New York Times found the industry was violating labor laws.

Tales From 3 Louisianans Who Got Subsidized Health Insurance

About 90 percent of people in Louisiana who signed up for Obamacare got a subsidy. Some worry they won't be able to afford health insurance if the aid is overturned by the Supreme Court.

Low, Middle Income Workers Most Vulnerable To Loss Of Obamacare Subsidies

The Supreme Court may soon rule Obamacare subsidies illegal in about three dozen states. NPR's Audie Cornish talks to Linda Blumberg of the Urban Institute about the options those states would have.

No One's Talking About What The Pacific Trade Deal Means For Diets

Trade deals like NAFTA can have vast long-term impacts on diet and health. Experts say they're concerned that the U.S. isn't addressing these implications of the Trans-Pacific Partnership.

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Drop Those Sprouts — Virginia Company Issues Recall On Listeria Fears

A state lab found contamination during an analysis of sprout samples from a Virginia company, prompting a regionwide recall.