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Work Can Be A Stressful And Dangerous Place For Many

The latest poll on your health from NPR and its partners finds that most people think their workplace is supportive of actions to improve health. But gaps suggest there is room for improvement.
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Theranos Founder Elizabeth Holmes Barred From Operating Labs For Two Years

Theranos aimed at disrupting the blood testing industry by using only a few drops of blood. But now, regulators say they will bar the company's dynamic CEO from owning or running a lab for two years.
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Hope Still Races Ahead Of Evidence In Magnet Treatment For Autism

A few people with high-functioning autism say they've been briefly helped by exposure to transcranial magnetic stimulation. But there's a cost, one mother found, to getting ahead of the science.
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In Trying Times, A Mental Health Professional Advocates For Self-Care

Blogger and mental health professional Jasmine Banks describes what it means to practice self-care in trying times.
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What An Hour Of Emotion Makes Visible

Kim was an accomplished doctor with plenty of friends. But a few pulses from an electromagnet to her brain at age 54 made her reconsider how she sees herself — and the world.
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Want Kids To Eat More Veggies? Market Them With Cartoons

The food industry has long marketed highly processed products to kids with characters like Tony the Tiger. But similar tactics can also work to sway school kids to eat more vegetables, a study finds.
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'Unbroken Brain' Explains Why 'Tough' Treatment Doesn't Help Drug Addicts

"We have this idea that if we are just cruel enough and mean enough ... to people with addiction, that they will suddenly wake up and stop, and that is not the case," journalist Maia Szalavitz says.
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Synthetic Stingray May Lead To A Better Artificial Heart

Using gold, silicone and heart cells from a rat, scientists have made a tiny artificial stingray. The engineering involved in propelling it could help make a heart that's more than a mechanical pump.
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It's Tough To Make Good Health Choices, But Science Can Help

Good intentions are great, but they'll only take you so far. There are some research-backed techniques you can use to increase your odds of following through on living better, however.
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After Medical Marijuana Legalized, Medicare Prescriptions Drop For Many Drugs

Researchers found that in states with medical marijuana laws on the books, the number of prescriptions dropped for drugs to treat anxiety, depression, nausea, pain, seizures and sleep disorders.

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