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Wed, 28 Sep 2016 15:56:00 -0400The deal to fight the mosquito-borne virus came after lawmakers dropped a controversial provision to block payments to Planned Parenthood for women's health care.
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 14:03:00 -0400NPR is asking audiences to share something that they want their leaders in Washington to know about why this election matters to them.
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 10:48:00 -0400About 27 percent of Food and Drug Administration reviewers who approved hematology-oncology drugs from 2001 through 2010 left to work for the industry they previously regulated, an analysis found.
Tue, 27 Sep 2016 18:02:00 -0400Stress takes a toll on our bodies. And a new study suggests stress can diminish the benefits of more healthful food choices. But experts say a range of strategies can help people cope with stress.
Tue, 27 Sep 2016 15:13:00 -0400When New York increased its cigarette tax, smoking rates declined. California's proposed increase of $2 a pack may, too, say researchers. The higher the tax, the more likely people are to quit.
Tue, 27 Sep 2016 05:00:00 -0400The list of preventive services that insurers would cover without a copay could grow to include mammograms for younger women and perhaps even vasectomies for men.
Mon, 26 Sep 2016 20:48:00 -0400NPR reporters and editors annotated Monday night's debate as it happened. Read the final fact check, analysis and context here.
Mon, 26 Sep 2016 14:54:00 -0400It is still rare for a person struggling with alcohol abuse to be prescribed naltrexone or acamprosate, two medications that have been proven to help. Efforts are underway to change that.
Mon, 26 Sep 2016 04:39:00 -0400Troops returning from Iraq and Afghanistan are far more likely to develop post-traumatic stress disorder if they have suffered a concussion. The reason may be a change in the brain's fear circuits.
Sun, 25 Sep 2016 08:35:00 -0400A Washington state county is floating the idea of supervised clinics where people can inject heroin. King County's health officer Jeff Duchin tells NPR's Rachel Martin why he thinks it's a good idea.
Sun, 25 Sep 2016 08:35:00 -0400Carfentanil, a potent variation on fentanyl, is being blamed for a wave of opioid overdoses. In Cincinnati, the coroner, crime lab and first responders are struggling to keep up.
Fri, 23 Sep 2016 05:00:00 -0400A surgeon who lied on the witness stand about his partner's skills is haunted by the deception nearly two decades later. Now retired from medicine, the regretful witness is a patient advocate.
Wed, 21 Sep 2016 12:31:00 -0400In testimony prepared for a congressional hearing, Mylan CEO Heather Bresch says the company makes about $50 in profit on each EpiPen. Analysts say it's still a hefty margin.
Tue, 20 Sep 2016 12:01:00 -0400It can be very hard to find medication-assisted treatment for opioid addiction, but most doctors who provide it do so for just a small number of patients, a study finds.
Tue, 20 Sep 2016 11:19:00 -0400Researchers were surprised that the young adults given fitness trackers lost less weight than their peers who didn't have the gizmos. Maybe they're not as motivating as we hope.