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Aug 22, 2019
The Trump administration's regulation allows the longterm detention of migrant children. But immigration and health experts warn this could have devastating impacts on the children's mental health.
Aug 22, 2019
Washington Post journalist Scott Higham says recently released evidence shows the drug industry purposely shipped big quantities of opioids to communities without regard for how they were being used.
Aug 22, 2019
Mayors from 70 American cities send a letter to the Trump administration, saying a plan to push millions of people out of the federal food stamp program would punish some of the country's neediest.
Aug 22, 2019
Scientists around the world are working to correct a problem with genetic health information — too much of it is currently based on samples of Europeans.
Aug 22, 2019
The neurobiologist oversaw one of the largest financial turnarounds in academic medicine.
Aug 22, 2019
NPR visited the only lab in the world known to be trying to use the powerful gene-editing tool CRISPR to modify the DNA in human sperm. If successful, it could be used to prevent genetic disorders.
Aug 22, 2019
Some addiction treatment clinics offer IV infusions of a mix of supplements — including something known as NAD. The treatment isn't proven to work and is not FDA-approved for addiction.
Aug 21, 2019
The World Health Organization says that the tiny particles of plastic found everywhere in the environment do not appear to pose any significant risk to human health.
Aug 21, 2019
How do Americans experience and cope with pain that makes everyday life harder? We asked in the latest NPR-IBM Watson Health Poll.
Aug 21, 2019
Picture a hairless, wrinkly rodent about the size of a small sweet potato — kinda cool, kinda weird. They also are extraordinarily long-lived. Researchers are lining up to study their secrets.
Aug 21, 2019
A detailed comparison of mouse and human brain tissue found differences that could help explain why mice aren't always a good model for human diseases.
Aug 21, 2019
Tell us about how you decided it was the right time to quit, what your strategy was, and what you learned that could be useful to other people trying to ditch the habit.
Aug 21, 2019
Disability rights advocates say transportation giants Lyft and Uber are not doing enough to ensure equal transportation access as required under federal law.
Aug 21, 2019
The U.S. recycling industry is facing a quandary: Too much of the plastic we use can't be recycled, and taxpayers increasingly are on the hook for paying for all that trash to hit the landfills.
Aug 20, 2019
A former pathologist was under scrutiny after being found drunk on the job. A review of his work found more than 3,000 misdiagnoses of patients.