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Podcast: Cannabis and psychedelic drugs slowly gain acceptance as revolutionary ways to treat trauma

Julie Holland, Terry Gross | 
People who have been taking antidepressants for several years sometimes hit a wall, a point when that treatment no longer ...
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Johnson & Johnson halts talcum powder sales in the US and Canada, citing declining demand in the face of cancer lawsuits

Vanessa Romo | 
Johnson & Johnson will stop selling talcum-based baby powder in the United States and Canada after being ordered to pay ...
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‘It changed the world’: Exploring 60 years with the birth control pill

Sarah McCammon | 
Loretta Ross, an activist and visiting women's studies professor at Smith College, was among the first generation of young women ...
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World Health Organization says “no evidence” recovered coronavirus patients are protected from a second infection, then reverses itself one day later

Colin Dwyer | 
[Editors note: This story has changed as the position of the World Health Organization retracted its original assertion. As a ...
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Coronavirus ’10 times deadlier than 2009 flu pandemic’; immunity still an unknown, says World Health Organization

Bill Chappell | 
People who have recovered from COVID-19 may or may not be immune to getting sick again – and it's too ...
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Podcast: With honeybees no longer abandoning their colonies, deadly Varroa destructor mite now biggest threat to bee health

Maddie Sofia, Samuel Ramsey | 
University of Maryland entomologist Samuel Ramsey sits down with NPR's Maddie Sofia to discuss how America's honeybees are faring in ...
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‘This has never happened before’: CDC ‘conspicuously silent’ during coronavirus outbreak

Nell GreenfieldBoyce | 
At a time when the nation is desperate for authoritative information about the coronavirus pandemic, the country's foremost agency for ...
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Targeting blindness with CRISPR: Doctors attempt first editing of genes inside a human body

Rob Stein | 
For the first time, scientists have used the gene-editing technique CRISPR to try to edit a gene while the DNA ...
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Brain wave patterns could eliminate ‘trial and error’ approach to antidepressants

Jon Hamilton | 
Scientists have taken a small step toward personalizing treatment for depression. A study of more than 300 people with major ...
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Another human species? Still undiscovered hominid line left ‘ghost DNA’ in West African genomes

Merrit Kennedy | 
About 50,000 years ago, ancient humans in what is now West Africa apparently procreated with another group of ancient humans ...
Podcast: Crop damage caused by dicamba raises questions about how EPA will handle Bayer's request to re-approve herbicide in late 2020

Podcast: Crop damage caused by dicamba raises questions about how EPA will handle Bayer’s request to re-approve herbicide in late 2020

Dan Charles | 
Every summer for the past three years, the phones have been ringing like crazy in the Office of the Indiana ...
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Irregularity in the brain’s ‘insulation’ may offer way to ‘prevent or even reverse’ autism symptoms

Jon Hamilton | 
Scientists have found a clue to how autism spectrum disorder disrupts the brain's information highways. The problem involves cells that ...
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Using ‘mini brains’ to study Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s and other disorders hits a potential snag

Jon Hamilton | 
Brain organoids, often called "minibrains," have changed the way scientists study human brain development and disorders like autism. But the ...
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‘Simpler, cheaper’ alternative to IVF promised by controversial embryo research

Rob Stein | 
Researchers have conducted a controversial study that involved paying dozens of young women at a hospital near Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, ...
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Ben & Jerry’s drops ‘happy’ cows marketing claim, following lawsuit alleging it misleads consumers about animal welfare

John Dillon | 
Ben & Jerry's Homemade Inc. has dropped the claim that the milk for its ice cream comes from "happy" cows ...
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Podcast: Recovering memories through song: Could this be a ‘standard of care’ for dementia patients?

Nancy Gustafson, Patti Neighmond | 
PATTI NEIGHMOND, BYLINE: The connection between music and memory was a life-changing experience for Nancy Gustafson, a retired opera singer ...
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Podcast: Dairy farmers turn methane from food waste into renewable electricity

Allison Aubrey | 
If you piled up all the food that's not eaten over the course of a year in the U.S., it ...
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Podcast: A closer look at the CRISPR experiment that could cure sickle cell disease

Maddie Sofia, Rob Stein | 
Victoria Gray, 34, of Forest, Miss., volunteered for one of the most anticipated medical experiments in decades: the first attempt ...
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Podcast: Wild plants help protect key food crops from climate change, disease

Maria Godoy | 
Call it a tale of science and derring-do. An international team of researchers has spent six years fanning across the ...
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How does a 4,000-year-old meal taste? Pretty good, according to recreated Babylonian recipes

Maria Godoy, Peter Breslow, Scott Simon | 
What did a meal taste like nearly 4,000 years ago in ancient Babylonia? Pretty good, according to a team of ...
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New use for CRISPR: Keeping viruses like Zika and influenza from making people sick

Joe Palca | 
It's not easy to treat viral infections. Just ask anyone with a bad cold or a case of the flu ...
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Foods fortified with nutrient-dense microparticles can help battle ‘hidden hunger,’ study shows

Tim McDonnell | 
Staple foods and seasonings like flour and salt could be made more nutritious with a new technology that borrows from ...
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California investigates pesticide safety limits for marijuana, fearing users exposed to ‘unsafe’ chemical levels

Sammy Caiola | 
Starting this January, California cannabis users can get a $20 gift card by anonymously sharing their consumption habits with a ...
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CRISPR-based cancer therapy passes first test with ‘encouraging’ results

Rob Stein | 
The powerful gene-editing technique known as CRISPR has raised a lot of hope in recent years for its potential to offer new ...
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Ben & Jerry’s faces activist lawsuit alleging false advertising of sustainable farming practices

John Dillon | 
A Vermont clean water activist has filed a lawsuit claiming Ben & Jerry’s Homemade Inc. and Unilever, its corporate parent, ...
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Controversial DNA tests promise to match patients with correct psychiatric drugs. And now some insurers are paying for them

Graison Dangor | 
As a teenager, Katie Gruman was prescribed one mental health drug after another. None seemed to help her manage symptoms ...
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Mystery illness leads boy’s family on lengthy quest for genetic answers that ends ‘after a lucky accident’

Richard Harris | 
When Alex Yiu was born 14 years ago, he seemed like a typical healthy kid. But when he turned 2, ...
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Pepsi, Target incentivize crop diversity on US farms to cut fertilizer pollution

Rachel Cernansky | 
There is a swath of the Gulf of Mexico that's virtually devoid of life because algae blooms have choked out ...