AirTalk for February 25, 2014

Polio-like mystery illness appears in California children

About 20 cases of a polio-like syndrome have been found in California children since 2012, causing severe weakness or paralysis in one or more limbs—and physicians and public health officials are still scratching their heads trying to determine what exactly is ailing them.
Arizona Governor Jan Brewer still has not come out publicly and said whether she will sign the state's controversial religious freedom bill (SB 1062) that passed the legislature last week. The Governor is now under increasing pressure from corporations and business groups to veto the bill over concerns that it will hurt the state's economy.
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Breakfast on the go is big business for the fast food chains that dominate the early morning drive-thrus. The Golden Arches might be most people's first stop for an early morning sausage biscuit but they're going to be facing new competition from an unlikely source.
A new study authored by Dr. Steven Narod at the University of Toronto shows that women with BRCA 1 and BRCA 2 mutations may benefit from early screening and even prophylactic removal of their ovaries to avoid ovarian cancer.
Bitcoin Value Soars And Drops

Does the Mt. Gox collapse undermine Bitcoin’s economy?

Leading Bitcoin exchange and storage site Mt. Gox has apparently collapsed today after a week of tumultuousness and a year of business trouble. The site, initially built to digitally trade Magic cards, evolved into a transaction and storage site for Bitcoin.
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Guide dog fraud on the rise in California

Guide dog advocates are pushing California lawmakers to do something about a growing number of dog owners fraudulently presenting their pets as “service dogs” in order to take the animals places they’re not otherwise allowed.
Gossip

Why is it so hard to keep a secret?

Could it be true that secrets really are no fun, unless you share with everyone?
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