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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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    • How to Prevent Deadly Infection in Babies? Good Bacteria

    • By: Donald G. McNeil Jr.
    • Narrated by: Kristi Burns
    • Length: 5 mins
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    It may be possible, scientists say, to save many thousands of newborns in poor countries by giving them a simple probiotic — a strain of bacteria originally scooped out of the diaper of a healthy baby.

    "How to Prevent Deadly Infection in Babies? Good Bacteria" is from the August 21, 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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    • 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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    • 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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    • U.S. Malaria Aid Saved 1.7 Million Children

    • By: Donald G. McNeil Jr.
    • Narrated by: Kristi Burns
    • Length: 3 mins
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    Over the last decade, American donations to fight malaria in Africa have saved the lives of nearly 2 million children, according to a new analysis of mortality rates in 32 countries there.

    "U.S. Malaria Aid Saved 1.7 Million Children" is from the June 26, 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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    • To Prevent Malaria in Humans, Scientists Try Protecting Pigs

    • By: Donald G. Mcneil Jr.
    • Narrated by: Keith Sellon-Wright
    • Length: 2 mins
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    "To Prevent Malaria in Humans, Scientists Try Protecting Pigs" is from the November 04, 2015 Health section of The New York Times. It was written by Donald G. Mcneil Jr. and narrated by Keith Sellon-Wright.

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    • There’s Plague on the Prairie, but These Dogs May Be Protected

    • By: Donald G. McNeil Jr.
    • Narrated by: Kristi Burns
    • Length: 2 mins
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    Prairie dogs with a taste for peanut butter, scientists reported recently, can now be vaccinated against plague — the Black Death that killed much of Europe centuries ago.

    "There’s Plague on the Prairie, but These Dogs May Be Protected" is from the July 03, 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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    • Zika Is No Longer Global Emergency, WHO Says

    • By: Donald G. Mcneil Jr.
    • Narrated by: Corey Snow
    • Length: 2 mins
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    "Zika Is No Longer Global Emergency, WHO Says" is from the November 18, 2016 World section of The New York Times. It was written by Donald G. Mcneil Jr. and narrated by Corey Snow.

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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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    • 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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    • Measles Deaths Fall to a Record Low Worldwide

    • By: Donald G. McNeil Jr.
    • Narrated by: Keith Sellon-Wright
    • Length: 3 mins
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    For the first time in history, annual deaths around the globe from measles have fallen below 100,000, the World Health Organization announced this year. As recently as the 1980s, measles killed 2.6 million people a year. The decline — a public health triumph, as measles has long been a leading killer of malnourished children — was accomplished by widespread donor-supported vaccination that began in the early 2000s.

    "Measles Deaths Fall to a Record Low Worldwide" is from the December 26, 2017 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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    • 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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    • 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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    • Study Finds Lower Rate of C-Sections in China

    • By: Donald G. McNeil Jr.
    • Narrated by: Keith Sellon-Wright
    • Length: 5 mins
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    China, which has long been criticized for soaring C-section rates, actually has rates lower than previously reported, although they are still quite high, according to a large new study done jointly by Chinese and American scientists.

    "Study Finds Lower Rate of C-Sections in China" is from the January 09, 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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    • 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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    • Experimental Vaccine Shows Promise against a Form of Dengue

    • By: Donald G. Mcneil Jr.
    • Narrated by: Kristi Burns
    • Length: 2 mins
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    "Experimental Vaccine Shows Promise against a Form of Dengue" is from March 21, 2016, Science section of The New York Times. It was written by Donald G. Mcneil Jr. and narrated by Kristi Burns.

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    • Maybe You Were Thinking About Eating Raw Centipedes. Don’t.

    • By: Donald G. Mcneil Jr.
    • Narrated by: Keith Sellon-Wright
    • Length: 3 mins
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    Scientists in China now have hard evidence that eating raw centipedes is a really bad idea.

    "Maybe You Were Thinking About Eating Raw Centipedes. Don’t." is from the July 30, 2018 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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    • A High-Tech Mosquito Catcher

    • By: Donald G. Mcneil Jr.
    • Narrated by: Keith Sellon-Wright
    • Length: 4 mins
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    Dotted around Houston, hidden in overgrown backyards and piles of old tires, are what look like 10 tiny models of Hollywood’s iconic Capitol Records building.

    "A High-Tech Mosquito Catcher" is from the June 19, 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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    • The Zika Virus: Answers about a Growing Menace

    • By: Donald G. Mcneil Jr.
    • Narrated by: Caroline Miller
    • Length: 5 mins
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    "The Zika Virus: Answers about a Growing Menace" is from the Health section of The New York Times. It was written by Donald G. Mcneil Jr. and narrated by Caroline Miller.

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    • New Vaccine Could Slow Disease That Kills 600 Children a Day

    • By: Donald G. Mcneil Jr.
    • Narrated by: Fleet Cooper
    • Length: 8 mins
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    A new vaccine against a diarrheal disease that kills about 600 children a day worked well in a large trial in Africa and appears to be a practical way to protect millions of children, scientists said on Wednesday.

    "New Vaccine Could Slow Disease That Kills 600 Children a Day" is from the March 22, 2017 World section of The New York Times. It was written by Donald G. Mcneil Jr. and narrated by Fleet Cooper.

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