Japan's economy — like much of the world — was already facing serious challenges before the earthquake struck. Economist Robert Madsen, a senior fellow at MIT's Center for International Studies, discusses the effects of the disaster in Japan on the economy there and around the globe.
The pressure on President Obama to intervene militarily in Libya is growing. Leaders from the Arab League called on the U.N. Security Council Saturday to impose a no-fly zone over the country. Former paratrooper and Afghanistan war veteran DB Grady discusses how no-fly zones work — and where such an intervention might lead.
We're still reading through the nearly 4,000 short stories listeners submitted during this round of our Three Minute Fiction contest. Until then, we're bringing you excerpts of stories that have caught our eye. This week, NPR's Susan Stamberg reads a passage from Nora by Jesse Padilla of Normal, Ill., and Bob Mondello reads a passage from Duck Hunting by Michael Mount of Winston-Salem, N.C.
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Yesterday, we heard from Dutch researcher Lidy Pelsser about her study on Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and diet. It was published in February in the British medical journal The Lancet.
Pelsser said there is no such disease as ADHD, and that two-thirds of kids who have attention and hyperactivity problems actually have a sensitivity reaction to certain foods. The solution, she says? They just need to limit what they eat.