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April 17, 2014 | NPR · Scientists and food activists are launching a campaign to promote seeds that can be freely shared, rather than protected through patents and licenses. They call it the Open Source Seed Initiative.
 
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April 17, 2014 | NPR · A typical UPS truck now has hundreds of sensors on it. That's changing the way UPS drivers work — and it foreshadows changes coming for workers throughout the economy.
 
April 17, 2014 | NPR · Brazil is the spiritual home of soccer and a world powerhouse in the sport. It's woven into the Brazilian psyche. Wins and losses have had repercussions in other realms — including politics.
 

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April 17, 2014 | NPR · President Obama met Thursday with insurance company executives and a separate group of insurance regulators from the states, discussing their mutual interest in administering the new health care law.
 
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April 17, 2014 | NPR · The president has visited Prince George's County, Md., four times this year. It is the most affluent county with an African-American majority. It also happens to be very close to the White House.
 
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April 17, 2014 | NPR · Kepler-186f is almost the same size as Earth, and it orbits in its star's "Goldilocks zone"-- where temperatures may be just right for life. But much is unknown because it's also 500 light-years away.
 

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April 12, 2014 | NPR · As pro-Russia demonstrators continue their tense standoff in Eastern Ukraine, police are conspicuously absent from city streets.
 

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April 13, 2014 | NPR · As the anniversary of last year's marathon bombing approaches, NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with correspondent Carrie Johnson about the investigation and legal wrangling yet to come.
 

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Aug 6, 2011 — This week's podcast features a story about the resurgence of gout, how 15 minutes of exercise a day is better than nothing, and a primer on the problem of antibiotic resistance in the wake of a massive turkey meat recall.
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Jul 30, 2011 — This week's podcast features an interview with a scientist who can predict your credit card debt from your city's gender ratio. We hit deep brain stimulation for OCD and the science of how 3-D movies cause nausea. Also, both the Happy Meal and Tylenol are updated this week due to health concerns.
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Jul 23, 2011 — This week we'll discuss the First Lady's answer for people with limited access to fresh and health food. Restaurant calorie counts are also on the menu — some restaurants are better than others at estimating how much energy is in their dishes. And we'll look at how rising vaccine prices are leading to more scrutiny of their cost-effectiveness.
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Jul 18, 2011 — Your favorite beverage may be getting a makeover. Water goes organic and milk is touted for relief of premenstrual symptoms. And we take a look at alternatives to surgery for a condition affecting the cornea.
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Jul 9, 2011 — The podcast spans the globe, with health stories from Maryland to Mozambique. Video games may lead kids to more aggressive behavior in the short run, but they may not have long-term harm. And if your back hurts, try a masseuse.
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Jul 3, 2011 — On this week's podcast, we talk about Avastin, an expensive drug whose use in treating breast cancer has been questioned. We also hear about a rethink on shaken baby syndrome and a push to reduce the risk of bleeding after childbirth for women in Mozambique.
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Jun 25, 2011 — In this week's podcast, we discuss new research that shows food allergies in kids are more common — 1 in 13 children — than previously thought. We've also got some news about hammocks: It turns out the gentle rocking motion makes people fall asleep faster, and they sleep deeper.
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Jun 18, 2011 — On this week's podcast, you'll hear about the recent ban of flavored milk from school lunches in Los Angeles and the changes coming to the labels of sunscreens next summer.
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Jun 11, 2011 — Check out the government's 200-year role in shaping the American diet, food safety issues, prescription drug costs and what getting caffeinated means to our bodies on this week's Your Health podcast.
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Jun 4, 2011 — This week we talk about a new symbol for healthy meals that will replace the food pyramid and the World Health Organization's decision to list cellphones as a possible carcinogen.
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