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- Mar 6 20172 minutes
Data-mining Your Own DNA
THE HACK: If you could learn your risks for the most-feared diseases years before you’d actually get sick, would you? For the curious (and the brave), there’s Health Nucleus, an eight-hour, $25,000 head-to-toe, inside-and-out physical exam that inclu
- Jan 17 20177 minutes
The Limits of Sugar Guidelines
Is there a danger in governments offering too-specific advice on sugar consumption?
- Dec 13 20163 minutes
Why Are So Many Americans Dying Young?
A new pair of studies show why—and where—American life expectancy has grown worse in a generation.
- Dec 19 20161 minute
Best Friends for a Cure
AS 2 LITTLE GIRLS FIGHT A DEADLY DISEASE AFFECTING ONLY 11 KNOWN PEOPLE WORLDWIDE, THEIR FAMILIES LOOK FOR ANSWERS TOGETHER
- Jan 2 20172 minutes
Dr. Cristin Kearns
The former dentist turned investigative researcher is exposing how the sugar industry got us hooked
- Feb 1 20162 minutes
If you believe recent claims that you can exercise away junk food, think again.
- Dec 1 20161 minute
Grateful for Generous Support
STAN BRODSKY, 71 Hillsboro, N.M.
- Feb 7 20172 minutes
MAP: Find Out What New Viruses Are Emerging In Your Backyard
Over the past 60 years, the number of new diseases cropping up in a decade has almost quadrupled. "We're in a hyperinfectious world," says one scientist.
- Mar 17 20172 minutes
Common Blood Tests Can Help Predict Chronic Disease Risk
The creators of the risk assessment score say they want to help primary care physicians better identify patients who need extra counseling and follow-up.
- Feb 20 20171 minute
Michael Belfiore Form and function The Mi-eye2 is a wide-angle camera in a disposable needle with a USB-connected tablet meant to diagnose joint injuries without an MRI. Innovator Jeffrey O’Donnell Sr. Age 56 Chief executive officer of Trice Med
- Sep 5 20162 minutes
Cancer Survivor to Pageant Princess
AFTER BATTLING CANCER IN UTERO AND UNDERGOING SURGERY AS AN INFANT, TODDLERS AND TIARAS STAR CADENCE SCHUTTER FOUND JOY IN PAGEANTS
- Feb 24 20172 minutes
The Scorecard That Makes it Easier to Fight Ebola
The tool calculates the severity of an ebola case and could save lives if the epidemic returns.
- Oct 31 20161 minute
Cory Colton Black Candy Apples
THE EXECUTIVE PASTRY CHEF OF QUALITY EATS IN NEW YORK CITY ADDS A DRAMATIC TRICK TO HIS TREATS
- Dec 1 20162 minutes
At Peace in the Sun
HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C., 1989: The skies were blue, the water warm. It was the best vacation ever. We spread out beach towels, slathered ourselves in suntan lotion, and basked in the sun. We ran into the ocean, holding hands and screaming, “Jump, ju
- Feb 17 20174 minutes
How Gun Violence Literally Infects Communities
A new study provides the first evidence that gun violence spreads exactly like a blood-borne pathogen.
- Mar 17 20174 minutes
#CuriousGoat: How To Prepare For A Pandemic
A pandemic is likely to crop up in the next few decades, many scientists predict. To help readers prepare, NPR created its first-ever Pandemic Preparedness Kit. But it's not your traditional kit.
- Jun 1 20161 minute
Meet the Designers Hoping to Treat ADHD and Alzheimer's with Gaming
These are games that kids and parents can all appreciate.
- Dec 1 20161 minute
Moving Forward—With Financial Battle Scars
CHRISTINE BYRD, 56, AND PEPPER SNIDER, 28 Kirkland, Wash.
- Nov 11 20161 minute
The Cow Defense
A cow can produce 30 to 60 liters of antibodies per month. Humans, on the other hand, are not as industrious.
- Mar 1 20171 minute
33 | One Medical For Changing The Face Of Primary Care
To identify the ways that a doctor’s office can be improved, One Medical founder and CEO Tom Lee, an internist, spent the early days of his primary-care practice serving in a variety of roles, from physician to accountant. He hit on a membership mode
- Jan 1 20161 minute
How This Entrepreneur Coped With Tragedy While Running a Business
Barry Foot turned his passion for cruises into his profession. Then he used his profession to honor his late wife.
- Sep 18 201611 minutes
Platt vs. Fat
CAN A FOOD CRITIC DIET SUCCESSFULLY?
- Jul 1 20161 minute
Free Help to Stay Healthy
An ounce of smart prevention saves you many dollars spent on cures.
- Apr 15 20164 minutes
Matchmaking Algorithms Are Unraveling the Causes of Rare Genetic Diseases
Jill Viles, an Iowa mother, was born with a rare type of muscular dystrophy. The symptoms weren’t really noticeable until preschool, when she began to fall while walking. She saw doctors, but they couldn’t diagnose her or supply a remedy. When she le
- Feb 28 20174 minutes
This Rare Disorder Leaves Some People Without Kneecaps
Wikipedia Patella A patella, or kneecap, seen from the front and side of the leg When Deanne Rue Stephens's three children were born, the first thing she did was count her babies' fingernails. What she found made her heart sink—on all three sets of h
- Sep 28 20162 minutes
These Medical Terms Still Bear the Mark of the Third Reich
Dr. Hans Reiter achieved the one thing most likely to keep a physician’s name in textbooks forever: He got an illness named after him. While working as a medic in the German army in World War I, he once treated a case of simultaneous inflammation in
- Mar 10 20173 minutes
Everything You Need To Know About The Deadly Listeria Outbreak
Wikimedia Commons/Nathan Reading Normally an agar plate like this would look harmless, but the blood in there helps promote bacterial growth and does the double duty of making the whole thing look way creepier. Several deaths linked to listeria in da
- Mar 22 20174 minutes
Can Old Prescription Drugs Provide New Treatments for Alcoholism?
By scouring thousands of medications created for other conditions, a researcher wants to find pills that can help overcome addiction.