WPPB http://peconicpublicbroadcasting.org en Judge Blocks Enforcement Of Louisiana's Abortion Law http://peconicpublicbroadcasting.org/post/judge-blocks-enforcement-louisianas-abortion-law Louisiana's new abortion law requires doctors who perform abortions to have admitting privileges to a nearby hospital. But a lawsuit challenged the law on the basis that the requirement was medically unnecessary and would result in the closure of the state's abortion clinics. <a href="http://reproductiverights.org/sites/crr.civicactions.net/files/documents/LA%20Order.pdf">A federal judge on Sunday temporarily blocked</a> the measure.<p>In his ruling, U.S. Mon, 01 Sep 2014 12:51:00 +0000 Krishnadev Calamur 48932 at http://peconicpublicbroadcasting.org Author Charles Cumming Ponders The Seductions — And The Sins — Of Spying http://peconicpublicbroadcasting.org/post/author-charles-cumming-ponders-seductions-and-sins-spying If you were making a movie about the world of British espionage, you'd want to cast someone like Charles Cumming as your undercover agent. He's tall and handsome and self-assured and utterly charming in that self-deprecating British way. You can imagine him effortlessly gliding through the small talk of embassy parties or sweeping a gullible female officer off her feet — in service of Queen and country, of course. In other words, it's easy to be seduced by him.<p>And seduction is what it's all about, according to Cumming — who is, in fact, a best-selling author of spy novels. Mon, 01 Sep 2014 11:03:00 +0000 Madhulika Sikka 48929 at http://peconicpublicbroadcasting.org Author Charles Cumming Ponders The Seductions — And The Sins — Of Spying Volunteer Docs In Peru Take A Shopping Trip To Look For Patients http://peconicpublicbroadcasting.org/post/volunteer-docs-peru-take-shopping-trip-look-patients After a couple days operating on people in Iquitos, Peru we realize we're going to need some more patients.<p>We started with about 50 candidates, with hernias, tumors or unidentified pains. But most were excluded for a variety of reasons. Some were too old or weak, and we feared complications with their hearts. Some never returned with the x-rays (relatively affordable at government clinics) we would need before operating. Mon, 01 Sep 2014 11:03:00 +0000 Dave Ohlson 48928 at http://peconicpublicbroadcasting.org Volunteer Docs In Peru Take A Shopping Trip To Look For Patients More Evidence That ADHD Drugs Don't Curb Ultimate Height http://peconicpublicbroadcasting.org/post/more-evidence-adhd-drugs-dont-curb-ultimate-height More and more kids <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2013/11/22/246771526/more-children-are-being-medicated-for-adhd-than-before">are being diagnosed</a> with <a href="http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/PMH0002518/">attention deficit hyperactivity disorder</a>, and many are medicated — often with stimulant drugs like Ritalin or Adderall.<p>With so many children taking these drugs, plenty of parents and doctors are concerned about <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2013/05/30/187268305/missplaced-blame-on-childhood-ritalin-for-later-substance-abuse">potential side effects</a> Mon, 01 Sep 2014 11:03:00 +0000 Katherine Hobson 48927 at http://peconicpublicbroadcasting.org More Evidence That ADHD Drugs Don't Curb Ultimate Height Archaeologists Find Brewery Remains At Virginia Campus http://peconicpublicbroadcasting.org/post/archaeologists-find-brewery-remains-virginia-campus <blockquote>Archaeologists digging up the grounds of the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg found the remnants of a campus brewery from the 1700s. It's already known that salves sold the school hops.<p></blockquote> <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit <a href="http://www.npr.org/">http://www.npr.org/</a>.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=Archaeologists+Find+Brewery+Remains+At+Virginia+Campus&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDA3NTY5MTc2MDEzMDY5NDU2MjQ3NDZhOA001)"/></div><p> Mon, 01 Sep 2014 11:01:00 +0000 editor 48931 at http://peconicpublicbroadcasting.org