17-07 Segment 1: Peanut Allergies and Kids: Changing the Rules

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Peanut allergies in children have skyrocketed to the point that many schools ban foods containing them. Now studies show previous advice is wrong. Rather than keeping kids away from peanuts to protect them, parents should give most infants peanuts from an early age. An allergy expert who is co-author of new guidelines explains.

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17-07 Segment 2: Music for the Dying and Grieving

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Music thanatology is a specialized practice of playing harp music for the dying. A practitioner of the art explains how there is also science to it as well, and a woman whose family has used it describes her experience.

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17-06 Segment 1: The Psychology of Online Dating

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Today more than half of American adults are single. Many are still looking for love–more than 40 million are members of online dating sites, which have their busiest time of the year between now and Valentine’s Day. A noted psychologist explains research showing most users take the wrong approach when seeking a good match online, and discusses how they can better their odds of finding true love.

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17-06 Segment 2: NFL Team Doctors: In Whose Interest?

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Injured NFL players are treated by doctors employed by teams, but a Harvard study claims there is an inherent conflict of interest in that arrangement, which might mean putting players on the field before they’re recovered. One of the study’s co-authors discusses.

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17-05 Segment 1: Autism in Girls

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Experts have believed that autism affects four times as many boys as girls, but the ratio may not actually be quite that high. Doctors are learning that autism shows up differently in girls’ behavior as a result of brain differences. This leaves many girls with autism undiagnosed.

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17-05 Segment 2: Power Naps at Work

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Most employers believe the workplace is no place to nap, but research increasingly shows that a short nap in the middle of the day carries many benefits in increased productivity.

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17-04 Segment 1: Exoskeletons: Enabling Paraplegics To Walk Again

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Motorized, computer-controlled braces and frames are making the concept of the bionic human into reality. Experts discuss how these exoskeletons work and how they may be used in the future.

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