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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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    • 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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    • 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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    • 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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    • 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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    • 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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    • 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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    • 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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    • 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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    • 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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    • 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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    • 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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    • 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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    • Polio Response in Africa to Be Fast, Difficult and Possibly Dangerous

    • By: Donald G. Mcneil Jr.
    • Narrated by: Paul Ryden
    • Length: 6 mins
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    "Polio Response in Africa to Be Fast, Difficult and Possibly Dangerous" is from the August 12, 2016 World section of The New York Times. It was written by Donald G. Mcneil Jr. and narrated by Paul Ryden.

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    • WHO Says Olympics Should Go Ahead in Brazil despite Zika Virus

    • By: Donald G. McNeil Jr., Sabrina Tavernise
    • Narrated by: Caroline Miller
    • Length: 4 mins
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    "WHO Says Olympics Should Go Ahead in Brazil despite Zika Virus" is from the June 14, 2016 Sports section of The New York Times. It was written by Donald G. McNeil Jr. and Sabrina Tavernise and narrated by Caroline Miller.

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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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    • 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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    • 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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    • 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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