Shots - Health News
10:55 am
Wed January 23, 2013

Old Drug Extends Life For Pancreatic Cancer Patients

A CT scan showing an adenocarcinoma of the pancreatic head.
Wikimedia Commons

Originally published on Wed January 23, 2013 2:55 pm

A large study is providing a rare glimmer of hope for patients with pancreatic cancer, perhaps the deadliest of all malignancies.

By the time they're diagnosed, most patients with pancreatic cancer have advanced disease that's spread to the liver and lung. And the primary tumor may be inoperable because it's wrapped around vital blood vessels and nerves.

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The Salt
10:55 am
Wed January 23, 2013

How The Sweet Potato Crossed The Pacific Before Columbus

A well-traveled root: A vendor sells sweet potatoes at a market near Manila in 2011. The Portuguese brought the root to the Philippines all the way from the Caribbean.
Ted Aljibe AFP/Getty Images

Originally published on Mon January 28, 2013 10:15 am

When it comes to spreading food around the world, Christopher Columbus and his European compatriots get most of the credit.

Yes, they introduced some quintessential ingredients into European and Asian cuisine. Who could imagine Italian food without the tomato? Or Indian and Chinese dishes without the spicy kick of chili peppers?

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Middle East
10:29 am
Wed January 23, 2013

Did Syrian President 'Rejoice' In Obama's Speech?

Originally published on Wed January 23, 2013 11:55 am

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MICHEL MARTIN, HOST:

I'm Michel Martin and this is TELL ME MORE from NPR News. Coming up, President Obama's vision for reducing gun violence includes improving access to mental health care. So we decided to ask two mental health professions who've thought a lot about violence, especially gun violence, for their perspectives on what kinds of changes they think would be helpful.

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Mental Health
10:29 am
Wed January 23, 2013

How Would Better Mental Health Care Reduce Gun Violence?

Originally published on Wed January 23, 2013 11:55 am

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MICHEL MARTIN, HOST:

I'm Michel Martin and this is TELL ME MORE from NPR News. Coming up, the Supreme Court case that established abortion rights in this country is now 40 years old, but the political and cultural fights about abortion are going on still. We'll talk about this with our panel of women commentators. That's our Beauty Shop roundtable and that's in just a few minutes.

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The Two-Way
10:23 am
Wed January 23, 2013

Beyonce May Have Been Live And Pre-recorded

Pat Benic DPA /LANDOV

Originally published on Wed January 23, 2013 10:47 am

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Television
9:57 am
Wed January 23, 2013

Jimmy Kimmel: Making Late Night A Family Affair

Comedian Jimmy Kimmel interviews Mel Brooks on Jimmy Kimmel Live.
Randy Holmes ABC

Originally published on Wed August 28, 2013 11:04 am

This month, Jimmy Kimmel's late-night ABC talk show, Jimmy Kimmel Live, joins the 11:35 p.m. nightly lineup — which puts him in direct competition with two reining comedy kings: Jay Leno and Kimmel's idol, David Letterman.

Kimmel, who paid tribute to Letterman at the Kennedy Center Honors in December, didn't break the news to Letterman himself.

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Headlines
9:27 am
Wed January 23, 2013

Top Of The Morning News: January 23, 2013

Anti-abortion advocates gather on the grounds of the Statehouse in Topeka to mark the anniversary of Roe v. Wade.  A bill in the Missouri House would restore tax credits for food pantries and some other groups.  The Missouri House fast-tracks a bill to fill vacancies in statewide offices.

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Agriculture
9:16 am
Wed January 23, 2013

Farm Bill Extension Doesn’t Sit Well With Many Organic Farmers

Liz Graznak, who runs Happy Hollow Farm in Jamestown, Mo., is one of many farmers who say they may not be able to afford the cost of organic certification without federal support.
Credit Abbie Fentress Swanson / Harvest Public Media

Shoppers looking for organic food may have to look a bit harder this year.

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Government
9:11 am
Wed January 23, 2013

More Than 1,000 Gather For Anti-Abortion Rally

More than 1,000 anti-abortion advocates gathered at the Kansas Statehouse in Topeka to mark the anniversary of the Roe v. Wade, the Supreme Court ruling that made abortion legal in the country.

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Government
8:43 am
Wed January 23, 2013

Bill Would Restore Tax Credits For Food Pantries

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A bill that would revive three benevolent tax credits in Missouri is being considered by a State House committee. 

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