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4:04am

Tue June 18, 2013
Around the Nation

Conn. Law May Discourage Mental Illness Sufferers From Getting Help

Originally published on Tue June 18, 2013 11:52 am

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STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

It's MORNING EDITION from NPR News. I'm Steve Inskeep.

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And I'm David Greene, good morning.

After the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut six months ago, many states looked for ways to keep guns out of the hands of people with mental illnesses. Now, a new law in Connecticut can take gun licenses away from people who voluntarily check into mental health facilities. Some people fear this will discourage people from getting help.

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2:14am

Tue June 18, 2013
Shots - Health News

3-D Printer Brings Dexterity To Children With No Fingers

Originally published on Wed June 19, 2013 1:24 pm

The newest version of the Robohand is made of snap-together parts, reducing the amount of hardware needed.
Courtesy of Jen Owen of Jen Martin Studios

Richard Van As was working in his home near Johannesburg, South Africa, in May of 2011, when he lost control of his table saw.

"It's a possibility that it was a lack of concentration," he says. "It's just that the inevitable happened."

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1:06am

Tue June 18, 2013
The Salt

Hot Dogs, Bacon And Red Meat Tied To Increased Diabetes Risk

Originally published on Thu June 20, 2013 12:15 pm

Delicious — in moderation, folks.
Randy Bayne Flicker Creative Commons

4:03pm

Mon June 17, 2013
Shots - Health News

The Human Voice May Not Spark Pleasure In Children With Autism

Originally published on Tue June 18, 2013 9:31 am

Instructional assistant Jessica Reeder touches her nose to get Jacob Day, 3, who has autism, to focus his attention on her during a therapy session in April 2007.
Rich Pedroncelli AP

The human voice appears to trigger pleasure circuits in the brains of typical kids, but not children with autism, a Stanford University team reports. The finding could explain why many children with autism seem indifferent to spoken words.

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2:36pm

Mon June 17, 2013
Shots - Health News

After Long Search, Komen Foundation Replaces Brinker As CEO

Originally published on Tue June 18, 2013 7:45 am

Nancy Brinker, founder of the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation, seen at a dinner honoring the recipients of the 2012 Kennedy Center Honors in December.
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The Komen Foundation for the Cure has a new chief executive.

Dr. Judith Salerno, 61, a geriatrician, is replacing Nancy Brinker, the philanthropy's founder and longtime CEO, the group said Monday.

"Judy's years of proven leadership in public policy and research make her the right choice to lead all aspects of Komen's mission," said Linda Custard, chair of the Komen board, in a statement.

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