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Oct 19, 2019
NPR's Scott Simon asks UC Davis Health psychiatrist Amy Barnhorst about training doctors to prevent gun deaths through counseling patients.
Oct 19, 2019
The Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist, known for her work in war zones, turns to a topic that is often shied away from: the risks women face when giving birth.
Oct 18, 2019
Black scientists more often seek grants for community health studies, but molecular-level research proposals win more funding. More diversity throughout the process could help close the gap, says NIH.
Oct 18, 2019
The Democratic Republic of Congo is the scene of the world's second deadliest Ebola outbreak. But in the city of Goma, some 250 miles from the hot zone, residents have other concerns.
Oct 18, 2019
As the Trump administration calls for expanding access to Medicare Advantage, a federal whistleblower lawsuit accuses a large Medicare Advantage plan of bilking Medicare out of $8 million.
Oct 17, 2019
Flavored e-cigarettes have hooked millions of teens to nicotine. Now, Juul says it will suspend sales of many flavors. Some call the move too little, too late.
Oct 17, 2019
An environmental group sued e-cigarette maker Juul and achieved a settlement that will restrict the company's marketing practices in several ways. Plus, the latest on vaping illnesses from the CDC.
Oct 17, 2019
Finding the right medication to treat mental health problems can be a frustrating trial-and-error process. New genetic tests aim to match meds to patients more effectively, but do they really work?
Oct 17, 2019
A comprehensive new report from UNICEF calls attention to the surge in obesity in developing countries — even as they're dealing with children who are undernourished.
Oct 17, 2019
The science is nascent and a little squishy, but researchers are trying to better understand ASMR — a feeling triggered in the brains of some people by certain soft sounds and gentle gestures.
Oct 17, 2019
A new report by the CDC finds that death rates by suicide have increased for 10-to-24 year-olds between 2007 and 2017.
Oct 16, 2019
Health care costs in Northern California, where Sutter Health dominates, are 20% to 30% higher than in Southern California, even after adjusting for cost of living. Settlement terms aren't yet public.
Oct 16, 2019
NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with Dr. Yoram Unguru, a hematologist and oncologist in Baltimore, about a shortage of vincristine, a drug used to treat childhood cancer.
Oct 16, 2019
A center at the University of Iowa is making sure that its programs for gifted teens include those with autism spectrum disorders.
Oct 16, 2019
Even with generous health coverage, sizable health disparities persist between Hamburg's wealthier and poorer neighborhoods. Crowding, poor air quality and fewer physicians plague poorer areas.