17-15 Segment 2: Why Taming Sleep Leaves Us Restless

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Sleep used to be natural, governed by darkness, light, and fatigue. Now it’s highly processed and scheduled. An author discusses his research on the ways this has led to a poorer night’s sleep.

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16-08 Segment 1: Zika Virus

 

Synopsis: Mosquito-transmitted Zika virus has arrived in Central and South America, and while most people are not affected by it, the virus has been linked to microcephaly, a severe birth defect. Experts discuss the virus, how it’s transmitted, its spread to the US, and how to protect yourself from it.

Host: Reed Pence. Guests: Dr. Uriel Kitron, Professor and Chair of Environmental Sciences, Emory University; Dr. William Schaffner, Professor of Preventive Medicine and Infectious Diseases, Vanderbilt University Medical Center; Dr. Anna Durbin, Associate Professor of International Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

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