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Susannah Mushatt Jones, The World's Oldest Person, Has Died In New York

Jones, who was 116, reportedly had a penchant for bacon and lingerie. Now, there is believed to be only one person still alive who was born before 1900.
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Oncologists Break Old Rules With Precision Cancer Treatments

NPR's Robert Siegel talks to physician and author Siddhartha Mukherjee about how the fight against cancer has changed so dramatically in this era of precisely targeted treatments.
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Pilots And ACLU Sue Airline Over Breast Milk Pumping At Work

Four female pilots says that Frontier Airlines failed to provide legally required accommodations so they could pump breast milk and do their jobs. The ACLU filed a complaint on their behalf.
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What's Killing The World's Teenagers? Road Accidents, Suicide, Floods

Teenagers are an overlooked group when it comes to global health. A new report offers often surprising insights into the threats to their health and well-being.
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More Low-Income Kids Now Have Health Coverage

The expansion of Medicaid and continued enrollment in the Children's Health Insurance Program have boosted the proportion of eligible kids with health coverage to 91 percent, a study finds.
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Breakfast Backtrack: Maybe Skipping The Morning Meal Isn't So Bad

Dogma has long held that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. But emerging science suggests what you eat matters more than when you eat it.
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Fact-Checking Hillary Clinton's Medicare Buy-In Proposal

The Democratic presidential candidate this week floated the idea of allowing people over 50 to "buy in" to Medicare. NPR looks at how that would affect health care costs for everyone else.
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White House Request For Emergency Zika Funding Hits Roadblock In Congress

The Obama administration requested $1.9 billion in emergency funding to prepare against the Zika virus. Congressional Republicans say the administration doesn't need all that money now and insist the White House is asking for a blank check.
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Researchers Offer Jet Lag Advice In Return For Data About Your Sleep

Users of an app developed by the University of Michigan to help with jet lag entered information on their time zone and sleep patterns that helped academics with their work. But is the approach valid?
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Look, Ma! No Mitochondria

Scientists have found the first eukaryotic organism that functions fine without mitochondria, the "powerhouses" that make energy for the cells of yeast, humans and other animals.

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