Last Build Date: Mon, 16 Jan 2017 04:42:00 -0500Copyright: Copyright 2017 NPR - For Personal Use Only
Mon, 16 Jan 2017 04:42:00 -0500If your mom had to run though the name of everyone in the family, including the dog, before hitting yours, it's probably because you're all in a mental folder labeled "loved ones."
Fri, 13 Jan 2017 16:30:00 -0500NPR's Robert Siegel talks to National Rural Health Association's Brock Slabach about a report that people in rural areas are more likely to die from the top causes of death than those in urban areas.
Fri, 13 Jan 2017 16:30:00 -0500Democrats will hold rallies across the country to protest the GOP agenda aimed at dismantling the Affordable Care Act. Sen. Bernie Sanders is playing a central role as he leads party outreach.
Fri, 13 Jan 2017 12:29:00 -0500Writer Gregor Hens doesn't smoke anymore, but he still thinks about it every day. He says he started writing his memoir as a way to deal with the longing.
Thu, 12 Jan 2017 17:50:00 -0500The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine sorted through 10,000 studies to determine the good and bad health effects of marijuana. Tight drug restrictions impede research, they say.
Thu, 12 Jan 2017 12:02:00 -0500Killer whales are one of only three species known to have menopause. Researchers are looking at the conflict and cooperation between older and younger female whales to understand why.
Thu, 12 Jan 2017 04:35:00 -0500A statewide collaborative of nail salons now has 120 members; all have made ventilation upgrades and switched from toxic products to safer ones. Will clients be willing to pay extra to help workers?
Wed, 11 Jan 2017 11:39:00 -0500Private rooms for pumping breast milk and expanded therapy coverage for children with autism are two of the less publicized mandates of the Affordable Care Act. Also, being able to choose your OB-GYN.
Tue, 10 Jan 2017 20:12:00 -0500Those who can least afford to get hurt often live in the most dangerous places to walk. A study sees a link between the hazards and median household income and whether people have health insurance.
Tue, 10 Jan 2017 11:01:00 -0500Taking folic acid while pregnant reduces the risk of birth defects. But there may not be enough of the vitamin in enriched grain products, a federal advisory panel says.
Tue, 10 Jan 2017 10:19:00 -0500Health insurance subsidies are pegged to personal income estimates. But if those are too low, a person may have to repay the government later on.
Tue, 10 Jan 2017 07:00:00 -0500A new study finds a link between warming waters and a dangerous neurotoxin that builds up in species like Dungeness crabs, clams and mussels — and can be hazardous, even fatal in people who eat them.
Mon, 09 Jan 2017 17:09:00 -0500Research from Denmark suggests about one-third of lumps detected by routine mammograms would never have become dangerous. That puts women at risk of needless surgery, radiation or chemotherapy.
Mon, 09 Jan 2017 04:59:00 -0500Most people's doctors put their health information in an electronic health record. Scientists are mining those records for clues to what treatments work best for individuals.
Sun, 08 Jan 2017 08:35:28 -0500Author Scott Carney talks about his new book, "What Doesn't Kill Us." Looking at case studies, Carney investigates how the body uses its environment to build resistance to normally extreme conditions.