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16-39 Segment 1: PANDAS: Dangerous Aftereffects of a Strep Throat

Strep infection may prompt a severe reaction in some children, causing their own immune system to attack cells in the brain.

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16-39 Segment 2: Locked-In Syndrome

Some people who have a stroke in the brain stem suffer from a condition where they are fully aware yet cannot move a muscle, except for sometimes the eyes.

16-38 Segment 1: Epi-Pen Price Hikes

Synopsis: The Epi-Pen brand has become synonymous with epinephrine injectors, which can save the life of a person suffering a severe allergic reaction. Recently there’s been outcry over large price hikes for the devices, which have forced some people to seek other alternatives or go without. Experts discuss the economics involved and what patients can … Continue reading 16-38 Segment 1: Epi-Pen Price Hikes

16-38 Segment 2: Homesickness

Synopsis: What we now call “homesickness” used to be a medical diagnosis called “nostalgia,” and it was considered life-threatening. Today many people consider homesickness to be a childish emotion, but an expert says it’s nothing to be ashamed of. We all suffer from it sometime and need to know how to cope. Stay in the … Continue reading 16-38 Segment 2: Homesickness

16-37 Segment 1: The Brain Science of Drunk Driving

Synopsis: Scientists are learning that people who repeatedly drive drunk are not all the same in the personalities and brain chemistries that motivate their behavior. An expert discusses new research suggesting different ways to reduce recidivism in each of these personality types. Stay in the loop! Follow us on Twitter and like us on Facebook! Subscribe and review … Continue reading 16-37 Segment 1: The Brain Science of Drunk Driving

16-37 Segment 2: Gossip

Synopsis: Most people regard gossip with disdain. While backbiting, vicious slander is usually disruptive, researchers have found that informational gossip has benefits for society by keeping people in line with societal norms. Experts discuss. Stay in the loop! Follow us on Twitter and like us on Facebook! Subscribe and review on iTunes! Guests: Dr. Robb Willer, Prof. of … Continue reading 16-37 Segment 2: Gossip

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16-36 Segment 1: Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder

Experts explain how better prevention efforts for fetal alcohol spectrum disorder could greatly reduce a wide variety of social problems.

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16-36 Segment 2: Lucid Dreams

The dreaming brain is nearly as active as it is when we are awake. Experts discuss ways to shape dreams to help solve problems.