Your Health Podcast: The Illness of Kings and Scorpion Stings

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A McDonald's Cheeseburger Happy Meal with apple slices, which are becoming standard fare. Keith Srakocic/AP hide caption

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Andrea Lopez takes her blood pressure. She belongs to a group of pregnant women that meets every two weeks to learn how to monitor their health and talk about pregnancy-related issues. Coburn Dukehart/NPR hide caption

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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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Doheny Beach in Orange County, Calif., photographed in 2005. A report on pollution at the nation's beaches found that Doheny failed at least one water quality standard 42 percent of the time it was tested in 2010. Flickr hide caption

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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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A Washington man talking on his cellphone may be taking a health risk, according to an analysis from the World Health Organization that finds a possible risk of cancer from exposure to the devices. Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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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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