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'Ban The Box' Laws,' Do They Help Job Applicants With Criminal Histories?

To help ex-felons land jobs, many states have enacted a law that prevents employers from asking applicants to check a box to reveal criminal history. But these laws may not have the intended effect.
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Twin Sisters Try To Get Pregnant With Ovaries They Froze In 2009

Each twin had an ovary removed and frozen in 2009, when they were in their 30s, in hopes of buying more time to get pregnant and have babies. But will the thawed, reimplanted ovaries work?
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What Science Says About Taking A Great Vacation

Summer vacations often take time, energy and money to plan. Expectations can run unreasonably high. This week, we dive into what social science research says about how to have a better getaway.
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Spacefaring Stamp Sets World Record

The "Pluto: Not Yet Explored" stamp has traveled farther than any other stamp, hitching a ride on the New Horizons space probe, which accomplished its closest flyby of the dwarf planet last summer.
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Got Dense Breasts? That Can Depend On Who Is Reading The Mammogram

A big study suggests that radiologists vary widely in their assessment of density, a risk factor for breast cancer. And density is just one component of breast cancer risk, the researchers underscore.
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A Case Of Zika Apparently Spread From A Patient To A Family Caregiver

Federal and Utah health officials are investigating a case that may be the first instance of Zika spreading from one person to another in ways other than via mosquito bites, sex or the placenta.
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SpaceX Rocket Sends A New Door To Space Station

A new standardized docking port is bound for the International Space Station, in a mission that caused a sonic boom over Central Florida early Monday morning.
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Wellness Programs Take Aim At Workplace Stress

A recent poll shows stress tops the list for people concerned about the impact of their job on their health. Workplace wellness programs often address stress, but many employees don't sign up.
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Cardiac Rehab Saves Lives. So Why Don't More Heart Patients Sign Up?

Research shows exercise-based cardiac rehab programs help heart patients heal faster and live longer. But fewer than a third take part. Time and cost are the main barriers, doctors and patients say.
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World AIDS Conference Returns To Durban, South Africa. How Has The Conversation Changed?

The port city is hosting the International AIDS conference for a second time. NPR's Jason Beaubien tells NPR's Lynn Neary that much progress has been made in combating AIDS, but more needs to be done.

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