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Build A Toothbrush, Change The World. Or Not

You think bringing a new toothbrush to market is easy? The seven-year saga of two dental entrepreneurs struggling to bring their patented brush to consumers suggests otherwise.
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Depressed Teens May Need Extra Support To Stick With Treatment

Enlisting parents to make sure teens get counseling is a start, but a lot of families need more support, research suggests. Even finding the right therapist can be daunting.
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How Ebola Kills You: It's Not The Virus

Ebola has a nasty reputation for damaging the body, especially its blood vessels. But when you look at the nitty-gritty details of what happens after a person is infected, a surprising fact surfaces.
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The 'Greening' Of Florida Citrus Means Less Green In Growers' Pockets

Orange juice sales are at their lowest point in 10 years. Florida's citrus industry is reeling from a disease called "greening," while consumers face dozens of other choices in the supermarket aisle.
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Could A 2-Year-Old Boy Be 'Patient Zero' For The Ebola Outbreak?

Scientists now think the entire outbreak in West Africa was triggered by one person and then the virus took off from there. Early signs pointed to a little boy in southern Guinea.
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In Latest Calif. Earthquake, Shake Alert Tests Its Legs

Before the earthquake that struck Napa, Calif., an earthquake early warning system blared an alarm 10 seconds early. Doug Given, the Earthquake Early Warning coordinator for the U.S. Geological Survey, tells Melissa Block about the system that he's helped to institute.
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Grocers Lead Kids To Produce Aisle With Junk Food-Style Marketing

Grocers are hoping to entice young consumers and their parents to eat more vegetables by creating kid-focused produce. They're borrowing tactics from the soda and snack industries to win them over.
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Ebola Outbreak Emerges In Central Africa

With two deaths caused by the virus reported by the Democratic Republic of Congo's health ministry, the disease appears to have moved beyond West Africa.
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Iceland Lowers Volcano Warning

Scientists in the island nation say after an earlier sub-glacial eruption, there are no signs of ongoing volcanic activity at Bardarbunga.
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South Africa Makes A Plan To Protect Rhinos From Poachers

NPR's Linda Wertheimer speaks to Jo Shaw, rhino program manager at the World Wildlife Fund in Cape Town, South Africa, about the country's new rhino conservation plan.

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