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    • Zika

    • The Emerging Epidemic
    • By: Donald G. McNeil
    • Narrated by: Dan Woren
    • Length: 5 hrs
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    Until recently, Zika virus - once considered a mild disease - was hardly a cause for global panic. But as early as August 2015, doctors in Brazil's northeast region began to notice a trend: Many mothers who had recently experienced Zika symptoms were giving birth to babies with microcephaly, a serious disorder characterized by unusually small heads and brain damage. By the beginning of 2016, Zika was making headlines as evidence mounted, and eventually confirmed, that microcephaly is a direct result of the virus.

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    • Vietnam's Battle with Tuberculosis

    • By: Donald G. Mcneil Jr.
    • Narrated by: Kristi Burns
    • Length: 8 mins
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    "Vietnam's Battle with Tuberculosis" is from the March 28, 2016, World section of The New York Times. It was written by Donald G. Mcneil Jr. and narrated by Kristi Burns.

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    • Delay Pregnancy in Areas with Zika, WHO Advises

    • By: Donald G. Mcneil Jr.
    • Narrated by: Kristi Burns
    • Length: 7 mins
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    "Delay Pregnancy in Areas with Zika, WHO Advises" is from the June 09, 2016 World section of The New York Times. It was written by Donald G. Mcneil Jr. and narrated by Kristi Burns.

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    • HIV Stalks Prostitutes and Their Children in Cambodia

    • By: Donald G. Mcneil Jr.
    • Narrated by: Kristi Burns
    • Length: 2 mins
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    Prostitution in poor countries with high HIV rates has lethal consequences not just for women but for their infants, the study found. Mothers engage in riskier sex acts to feed their children, but because they are socially shunned or threatened with arrest, they often cannot get drugs that would prolong their lives or prevent them from infecting their babies.

    "HIV Stalks Prostitutes and Their Children in Cambodia" is from the February 20, 2017 World section of The New York Times. It was written by Donald G. Mcneil Jr. and narrated by Kristi Burns.

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    • Experts Advise Delaying Pregnancy to Avoid Effects of Zika

    • By: Donald G. Mcneil Jr.
    • Narrated by: Keith Sellon-Wright
    • Length: 6 mins
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    "Experts Advise Delaying Pregnancy to Avoid Effects of Zika" is from the World section of The New York Times. It was written by Donald G. Mcneil Jr. and narrated by Keith Sellon-Wright.

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    • How a Tsunami in Japan Endangered Children in Cambodia

    • By: Donald G. McNeil Jr.
    • Narrated by: Kristi Burns
    • Length: 6 mins
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    The tsunami and nuclear disaster in Fukushima, Japan, now threatens the developing brains of children in Cambodia — but not for reasons that were ever expected.

    "How a Tsunami in Japan Endangered Children in Cambodia" is from the May 15, 2017 Science section of The New York Times. It was written by Donald G. Mcneil Jr. and narrated by Kristi Burns.

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    • Scientists Report a Rare Case of HIV Remission

    • By: Donald G. McNeil Jr.
    • Narrated by: Kristi Burns
    • Length: 3 mins
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    For the third time in recent years, a child born with HIV has been found free of the virus for a long period after a high dose of treatment early in life.

    "Scientists Report a Rare Case of HIV Remission" is from the July 24, 2017 Science section of The New York Times. It was written by Donald G. McNeil Jr. and narrated by Kristi Burns.

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    • Malnutrition and Obesity Coexist in Many Countries, Report Finds

    • By: Donald G. Mcneil Jr.
    • Narrated by: Kristi Burns
    • Length: 2 mins
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    "Malnutrition and Obesity Coexist in Many Countries, Report Finds" is from the June 13, 2016 National section of The New York Times. It was written by Donald G. Mcneil Jr. and narrated by Kristi Burns.

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    • Easing the Toll of Sickle Cell Disease in Childbirth

    • By: Donald G. McNeil Jr.
    • Narrated by: Caroline Miller
    • Length: 2 mins
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    Creating hospital teams devoted to treating pregnant women who have sickle cell disease reduced death rates for those women by almost 90 percent, a study at a major hospital in Ghana showed.

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    • As Zika Rages in Puerto Rico, Action Falters

    • By: Donald G. Mcneil Jr.
    • Narrated by: Barbara Benjamin-Creel
    • Length: 11 mins
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    "As Zika Rages in Puerto Rico, Action Falters" is from the July 30, 2016 World section of The New York Times. It was written by Donald G. Mcneil Jr. and narrated by Barbara Benjamin-Creel.

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    • As Zika Spreads, Epidemic Looms in Puerto Rico

    • By: Donald G. Mcneil Jr.
    • Narrated by: Barbara Benjamin-Creel
    • Length: 10 mins
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    "As Zika Spreads, Epidemic Looms in Puerto Rico" is from the March 19, 2016 U.S. section of The New York Times. It was written by Donald G. Mcneil Jr. and narrated by Barbara Benjamin-Creel.

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    • New Ebola Vaccine Gives 100 Percent Protection

    • By: Donald G. McNeil Jr.
    • Narrated by: Caroline Miller
    • Length: 6 mins
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    "New Ebola Vaccine Gives 100 Percent Protection" is from the December 22, 2016 World section of The New York Times. It was written by Donald G. McNeil Jr. and narrated by Caroline Miller.

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    • A Malaria Vaccine Has Some Success in Testing

    • By: Donald G. Mcneil Jr.
    • Narrated by: Fleet Cooper
    • Length: 2 mins
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    "A Malaria Vaccine Has Some Success in Testing" is from the May 09, 2016 Science section of The New York Times. It was written by Donald G. Mcneil Jr. and narrated by Fleet Cooper.

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    • Sex May Spread Zika Virus More Often Than Researchers Suspected

    • By: Donald G. Mcneil Jr.
    • Narrated by: Kristi Burns
    • Length: 6 mins
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    "Sex May Spread Zika Virus More Often Than Researchers Suspected" is from the July 04, 2016 World section of The New York Times. It was written by Donald G. Mcneil Jr. and narrated by Kristi Burns.

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    • Yellow Fever Circles Brazil’s Huge Cities

    • By: Shasta Darlington, Donald G. Mcneil Jr.
    • Narrated by: Keith Sellon-Wright
    • Length: 9 mins
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    “Good morning!” a loudspeaker blared recently in the working class São Paulo suburb called Jardim Monte Alegre. “We’ve got your yellow fever vaccine, and today we’re going house to house! You better wake up because mosquitoes never sleep!”

    "Yellow Fever Circles Brazil’s Huge Cities" is from the March 05, 2018 Science section of The New York Times. It was written by Shasta Darlington, Donald G. Mcneil Jr. and narrated by Keith Sellon-Wright.

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    • Volcanic Minerals, Not Worms, Caused Disease Outbreak in Uganda

    • By: Donald G. McNeil Jr.
    • Narrated by: Keith Sellon-Wright
    • Length: 4 mins
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    Medical detectives in western Uganda recently discovered that the wrong culprit had been blamed for an outbreak of crippling elephantiasis — legs so swollen that they resemble those of an elephant.

    "Volcanic Minerals, Not Worms, Caused Disease Outbreak in Uganda" is from the April 10, 2017 Science section of The New York Times. It was written by Donald G. McNeil Jr. and narrated by Keith Sellon-Wright.

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    • Policy vs. Prevention Over Anti-HIV Drug

    • By: Donald G. Mcneil Jr.
    • Narrated by: Kristi Burns
    • Length: 9 mins
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    Three years ago, Dr. Philip J. Cheng, a urology resident at Harvard’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital, nicked himself while preparing an HIV-positive patient for surgery.

    "Policy vs. Prevention Over Anti-HIV Drug" is from the February 12, 2018 Science section of The New York Times. It was written by Donald G. Mcneil Jr. and narrated by Kristi Burns.

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    • Rapid Malaria Tests Work, but With Unexpected Drawbacks

    • By: Donald G. McNeil Jr.
    • Narrated by: Keith Sellon-Wright
    • Length: 3 mins
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    Rapid diagnostic tests have greatly improved malaria treatment in the last decade, but they also had some unexpected bad consequences, a large new study has found.

    "Rapid Malaria Tests Work, but With Unexpected Drawbacks" is from the August 07, 2017 Science section of The New York Times. It was written by Donald G. McNeil Jr. and narrated by Keith Sellon-Wright.

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    • Malnutrition Wiping Out Children in Northern Nigeria, Aid Workers Say

    • By: Donald G. McNeil Jr.
    • Narrated by: Caroline Miller
    • Length: 2 mins
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    Starvation in northern Nigeria’s Borno state is so bad that a whole slice of the population — children under 5 — appears to have died, aid agencies say.

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    • As Malaria Resists Treatment, Experts Warn of Global Crisis

    • By: Mike Ives, Donald G. Mcneil Jr.
    • Narrated by: Keith Sellon-Wright
    • Length: 8 mins
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    When Tran Viet Hung was a soldier patrolling these forested hills in southern Vietnam six years ago, he came down with a fever and chills. He tested positive for malaria and spent a few days recovering in a government clinic.

    "As Malaria Resists Treatment, Experts Warn of Global Crisis" is from the November 21, 2017 World section of The New York Times. It was written by Mike Ives and Donald G. Mcneil Jr. and narrated by Keith Sellon-Wright.

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