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May 25, 2019
Access to pornography is easier now than ever before. For many people, it's their first experience with sex. How is the fantasy of pornography affecting young people's ideas toward the reality of sex?
May 25, 2019
NPR's Scott Simon asks Nicholas Little of the Center for Inquiry about suing Walmart for the way it markets homeopathic medicines.
May 25, 2019
Researchers found that people who did not have a strong life purpose were more likely to die than those who did — specifically more likely to die of cardiovascular diseases.
May 24, 2019
A new law, signed by the governor earlier this week, is aimed at helping diabetics afford the lifesaving medication.
May 24, 2019
The Health and Human Services Department has proposed to end Obama-era rules that protect transgender people from discrimination in health care. That could impact the Trump administration's plan to fight HIV.
May 24, 2019
The Department of Health and Human Services has announced a proposal to end Obama-era rules protecting transgender people from discrimination in health care.
May 24, 2019
The Food and Drug Administration approved a new gene therapy for a rare but devastating genetic disorder. The drugmaker says the cost is worth it because it's a one-time treatment that saves lives.
May 24, 2019
Author Michael Pollan experimented with mushrooms, LSD and other psychedelics while researching his latest book, How to Change Your Mind. Originally broadcast May 15, 2018.
May 24, 2019
A quirk in the law gives an older opioid addiction treatment "orphan drug" status — and a period of exclusive market access. That may prevent some new therapies from reaching patients for years.
May 24, 2019
A federal agency issued a proposed rule Friday that rolls back Obama-era protections for transgender patients. Advocates for transgender people say the rule leaves them vulnerable to discrimination.
May 24, 2019
Though a new study shows that eating unprocessed food is healthier, home-cooked meals require resources that food experts take for granted, such as money and time, the authors of a new book argue.
May 23, 2019
Efforts to stop the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo face a daunting obstacle: A multitude of local and national players are using the disease as a weapon in their struggle for power.
May 23, 2019
More states have adopted new restrictions on abortion in hopes the Supreme Court will revisit Roe v. Wade. That could have profound effects on the economic prospects for women seeking abortions.
May 23, 2019
New documents filed on Wednesday allege that the woman was sexually assaulted multiple times. An exam after the birth of the child in December indicated she may have been pregnant before.
May 23, 2019
The bipartisan legislation proposes plans to deal with surprise medical bills, prescription drug patents, price transparency and vaccine education.