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All Things Considered

  • Drinking alcohol from fermenting fruit can kill parasites that infect the tiny insects. But don't get any ideas that a night at the local pub can stave off malaria or hookworm; research says alcohol doesn't have the same effect on people.
  • With easy access to ingredients and a simplified brewing process, more and more methamphetamine addicts are making the drug themselves — and many of them are turning up in hospital burn units from meth-related accidents.
  • One teacher says that instead of protecting children, the new law may be hurting them, because it just might prevent students from contacting the very person who might help them.