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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 ...

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 ...

‘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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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, ...

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 ...