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Your Health Podcast: Calorie Counts To Costly Vaccines

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Even in Italy, healthy peasant fare like the fresh vegetables and fruits at this market stall in Venice isn't cheap, leading many there to abandon the famously healthful Mediterranean diet. Marco Secchi/Getty Images hide caption

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Your Health Podcast: Milk For PMS And Italians Drop Mediterranean Ways

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Your Health Podcast: Video Game Violence and Back Pain Science

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Your Health Podcast: Hammocks Rock For Sleep And Two-Faced Nuts

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Belmont Senior High School cafeteria manager Carol Avalos stocked a refrigerated case with milk cartons in the Los Angeles school's cafeteria last month. The chocolate milk on the top shelf will soon be a thing of the past. Damian Dovarganes/AP hide caption

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Your Health Podcast: Sunscreen Redo And Chocolate Milk Off The Menu

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Your Health Podcast: Sleep-Inducing Drinks And 'Mulligan Stew'

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Your Health Podcast: A Nutritious Plate And Foreign Accent Syndrome

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Your Health Podcast: Doctors Misbehaving And Measles Raging

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Your Health Podcast: Zombie Preparedness And Sleepy Teens

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Claims that strawberries and other foods rich in antioxidants can reduce inflammation and pain aren't backed up by much research. Menahem Kahana/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Your Health Podcast: Diets And Dicey Insects

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Your Health Podcast: Kids' Nutrition And A Mission To Get Moving

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Your Health Podcast: 'Grapefruit DEET' And Night Shift Sleep

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Your Health Podcast: Longevity Advice And A Pricey Hormone Drug

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At the Institute for Learning and Brain Sciences at the University of Washington, 9-month-olds listen to Mandarin Chinese in play sessions with native speakers of Mandarin. On this week's podcast, we'll hear how some psychologists say being bilingual may actually be good for children's cognitive development. Institute for Learning & Brain Sciences/AP hide caption

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Your Health Podcast: Polyglots And Painless Thoughts

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Zach Lester, seen here working in the field of Tree and Leaf Farm, grew the kale, chef Todd Woods cooked it, and Your Health podcast host Rebecca Davis got to eat it. Maggie Starbard/NPR hide caption

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Your Health Podcast: Fresh Greens and Overhaul Birthday Blues

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Tyler Scorza, 7, had his tonsils removed last year to help with his snoring. We have the story on this week's podcast. Maggie Starbard/NPR hide caption

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Your Health Podcast: Radiation Risks And Surgery For Sleep

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Your Health Podcast: From Wii P.E. To Changes In Cancer Diagnosis

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Your Health Podcast: Brittle Bones and Teen's Tan Tones

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Your Health Podcast: Elderly Exercise And A Yoga Quest

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Your Health Podcast: Sidewalk Rage And Dangerous Cheese

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Your Health Podcast: Good News and Ah-CHOOs

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