Health News from NPR
Apr 26, 2017
Researchers tested more than 3,000 people at Munich's Oktoberfest beer festival. They found getting drunk was associated with abnormal heart rhythms.
Apr 25, 2017
Raj Panjabi must use the award "to solve a timely, pressing problem." Here's what he plans to do.
Apr 25, 2017
The tribe says these companies regularly filled large, suspicious prescriptions within the Nation's 14 counties in northeastern Oklahoma, leading to hundreds of tribal members' deaths.
Apr 25, 2017
Dr. Elizabeth Ford treated mentally ill inmates in New York City for more than a decade. It was almost universal, she says, that they had suffered abuse or significant neglect as children.
Apr 25, 2017
It's a pilot project to reach youth who are at risk of infection — and reluctant to come to clinics because of the stigma around HIV/AIDS. Is anyone buying?
Apr 25, 2017
The device kept fetal lambs alive for about a month, allowing them to continue to mature. It has not been tested in humans, and some say the device raises ethical questions.
Apr 25, 2017
Some urge ending funding to the Children's Health Insurance Program, and moving those 8 million kids to marketplace plans. But research shows the out-of-pocket costs to many families would soar.
Apr 25, 2017
A new study finds that preschool-age children who didn't have a set sleep routine were more likely to be overweight by the time they hit the preteen years.
Apr 24, 2017
In order to investigate how eating fish affects our health as well as the oceans, author and fisherman Paul Greenberg spent a year eating fish every day.
Apr 24, 2017
Despite a sharp decrease of smokers in the U.S., tobacco companies are more profitable than ever. NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with Jennifer Maloney of The Wall Street Journal about how cigarette companies have survived and thrived under tighter regulations…
Apr 24, 2017
Transmission was eliminated in the United States in the early 1950s. But a new report sees a surprising trend.
Apr 24, 2017
Drone pilots and intelligence analysts who work with them may not be in physical danger themselves but "no doubt are war fighters" who experience psychological stress, says the Air Force.
Apr 24, 2017
Avoiding your phone and TV at night and setting a firm bedtime might solve your problem if you feel tired a lot. But fatigue can also be a sign of disease.
Apr 24, 2017
About 35 million Americans suffer some hearing loss, but most don't do anything about it. There's a growing effort to make hearing aids easier and cheaper to buy.
Apr 23, 2017
NPR's Lynn Neary speaks with Erin Connelly of the University of Pennsylvania about using medieval practices for modern medicine.