1:06pm

Tue October 18, 2011
Shots - Health Blog

Experimental Malaria Vaccine Slashes Infection Risk By Half

Originally published on Tue October 18, 2011 3:33 pm

After decades of disappointment, researchers think they're finally on track to unleash the first practical vaccine against malaria, one of mankind's ancient scourges.

In the world's first large field trial of an experimental malaria vaccine, several thousand young children who got three doses had about 55 percent less risk of getting the disease over a year than those who got a control vaccine against rabies or meningitis.

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1:00pm

Tue October 18, 2011
From Our Listeners

Letters: The Myth Of The Chevy Nova

Originally published on Wed October 19, 2011 2:00 pm

Transcript

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1:00pm

Tue October 18, 2011
Mental Health

A First Aid Kit For Mental Health Emergencies

Many people know how to respond when colleagues hurt themselves, or are felled by heart attack or stroke. But few know what to do in a psychiatric crisis. The Mental Health First Aid program aims to teach people to respond to psychiatric emergencies, from anxiety to eating disorders to psychosis.

1:00pm

Tue October 18, 2011
Politics

Illegal Immigration A Central Issue In GOP Race

Michele Bachmann and Herman Cain have engaged in a round of one-upmanship on the issue, with Bachmann promising to build a double fence on the U.S.-Mexico border and Cain saying he would electrify the border fence. A number of Latino republicans warn that their party risks alienating Latino voters.

12:00pm

Tue October 18, 2011
The End of Life

Guidance On Caring For Aging Parents

Tell Me More continues its series on aging and the end of life. Children who care for aging parents may experience a confusing reversal of roles. Also, author and journalist Jane Gross finds that about 28 percent of the U.S. population are unpaid family caregivers, and among them, about 43 million are responsible for an older adult. Michel Martin speaks with Goss, "My Mother's Brain" blog author Beatriz Terrazas and "Speakeasy" blog editor Christopher John Farley.

12:00pm

Tue October 18, 2011
Music

In Your Ear: Nick Austin

As part of Tell Me More's occasional series "In Your Ear," Nick Austin, host of the show "New Soul Sunday" on WDET in Detroit, Michigan, shares some of his favorite tunes. They include Brand New Heavies' "Saturday Night" and Jazzanova's remix of "Wonderlove."

12:00pm

Tue October 18, 2011
The End of Life

Financial Planning For The End Of Life

Tell Me More continues its series on aging and the end of life. Many older Americans need long-term care providers like nursing homes or assisted living, which can be too costly — even with help from Medicare and Medicaid. Michel Martin discusses the economic challenge of aging with Marion Somers, a geriatric care manager and author of Elder Care Made Easier, and NPR Senior Business Editor Marilyn Geewax.

12:00pm

Tue October 18, 2011
Economy

The Roots Of Record Foreclosures

RealtyTrac is showing a 14 percent rise in first time default notices between July and September. It's the first jump after five consecutive quarterly declines, suggesting that banks are gradually addressing their backlog of foreclosed homes. Michel Martin discusses the causes and impact of the mortgage crisis with industry observer and history professor Beryl Satter.

11:46am

Tue October 18, 2011
The Two-Way

Goldman Sachs Lost $428 Million In Third Quarter

Bank of America's report of a $6.2 billion profit in the third quarter, as we said earlier, has many analysts pointing out that it was mostly due to one-time accounting changes and asset sales. Still, BofA's stock is up slightly at this hour.

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11:12am

Tue October 18, 2011
Environment

Local tree expert says central New York has the best fall color in the nation

Central New Yorkers may enjoy some of the best fall colors in the country. That's the opinion of one tree expert out of the SUNY School of Environmental Science and Forestry in Syracuse. Click "listen" above to hear Ellen's story.

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