Posted: 2020-10-29 05:16:00
Scientists have identified special cells in the human brain that organize movie-like memories, helping us to relive important experiences and events....
Posted: 2020-10-28 09:00:26
Female physicians spend more time with each patient than male doctors do and their patients report increased satisfaction. But the extra time adds up and results in less money....
Mask-Wearing Is Up In The U.S., But Young Peo...

Mask-Wearing Is Up In The U.S., But Young People Are Still Too Lax, CDC Survey Finds


A general increase in mask-wearing has been encouraging, U.S. public health experts say. But too few young people, especially, are social distancing and taking other steps to slow coronaviru...
Posted: 2020-10-27 10:53:00
Mask-Wearing Is Up In The U.S., But Young People Are Still Too Lax, CDC Survey Finds
A general increase in mask-wearing has been encouraging, U.S. public health experts say. But too few young people, especially, are social distancing and taking other steps to slow coronaviru...
Election Stress Getting To You? 4 Ways To Kee...

Election Stress Getting To You? 4 Ways To Keep Calm


Doom-scrolling much? Nearly 70% of Americans report feeling stressed about politics. We're sleepless and irritable, and our heads hurt. Here's how some of your fellow citizens are coping....
Posted: 2020-10-26 09:00:25
Election Stress Getting To You? 4 Ways To Keep Calm
Doom-scrolling much? Nearly 70% of Americans report feeling stressed about politics. We're sleepless and irritable, and our heads hurt. Here's how some of your fellow citizens are coping....
The Philippines Has A Policy Against Home Bir...

The Philippines Has A Policy Against Home Births. It's Not Playing Well In A Pandemic


The "No Home Birth" policy was created to reduce maternal and newborn mortality rates. But critics say it makes giving birth expensive and complicated — especially during the coronavirus c...
Posted: 2020-10-25 12:32:20
The Philippines Has A Policy Against Home Births. It's Not Playing Well In A Pandemic
The "No Home Birth" policy was created to reduce maternal and newborn mortality rates. But critics say it makes giving birth expensive and complicated — especially during the coronavirus c...

Posted: 2020-10-23 08:16:00
What considerations should you be thinking about as you plan holiday travel during the coronavirus pandemic?...
Posted: 2020-10-22 09:00:57
As COVID-19 cases increase, many rural communities, places which were largely spared during the early months of the pandemic, are now contending with a spike in infections and hospitalizatio...
New Law Creates 988 Hotline For Mental Health...

New Law Creates 988 Hotline For Mental Health Emergencies


President Trump has signed a bi-partisan bill creating a 3-digit hotline for mental health emergencies. Mental health advocates say it will bring mental health crisis response into the 21st ...
Posted: 2020-10-19 10:18:00
New Law Creates 988 Hotline For Mental Health Emergencies
President Trump has signed a bi-partisan bill creating a 3-digit hotline for mental health emergencies. Mental health advocates say it will bring mental health crisis response into the 21st ...
Helping Hands Need A Break, Too: How To Lend ...

Helping Hands Need A Break, Too: How To Lend Support Without Burning Out


These days, there are hundreds of reasons to open your heart to others, but it's easy to get exhausted. Try these tips honed by social workers for staying healthy and empathetic....
Posted: 2020-10-17 11:00:33
Helping Hands Need A Break, Too: How To Lend Support Without Burning Out
These days, there are hundreds of reasons to open your heart to others, but it's easy to get exhausted. Try these tips honed by social workers for staying healthy and empathetic....
Coronavirus FAQs: Open Windows In Winter, Hol...

Coronavirus FAQs: Open Windows In Winter, Holding Your Breath, Sprayed Masks?


This week our readers have lots of ... interesting ... queries involving opening windows during winter in North Dakota, trying not to breathe during a micro-encounter and spraying a mask wit...
Posted: 2020-10-16 10:39:35
Coronavirus FAQs: Open Windows In Winter, Holding Your Breath, Sprayed Masks?
This week our readers have lots of ... interesting ... queries involving opening windows during winter in North Dakota, trying not to breathe during a micro-encounter and spraying a mask wit...

Posted: 2020-10-16 11:45:00
Over 30 million people in the U.S. have hearing loss. Neuroscientist Jim Hudspeth explains how the ear's thousands of hair cells function to amplify sound—and how they can be damaged but n...
Posted: 2020-10-15 09:01:00
Health communication experts say that misinformation spread through support groups can undermine trust in medicine and science. But some patients work to counter falsehoods with facts....
Water Or A Sports Drink? These Brain Cells Ma...

Water Or A Sports Drink? These Brain Cells May Decide Which One We Crave


Scientists have identified specialized brain cells that create two distinct kinds of thirst. Some cells respond to a need for water alone, while others produce a craving for water and salt....
Posted: 2020-10-14 09:08:06
Water Or A Sports Drink? These Brain Cells May Decide Which One We Crave
Scientists have identified specialized brain cells that create two distinct kinds of thirst. Some cells respond to a need for water alone, while others produce a craving for water and salt....
Sleepless Nights, Hair Loss And Cracked Teeth...

Sleepless Nights, Hair Loss And Cracked Teeth: Pandemic Stress Takes Its Toll


Reports are on the rise of symptoms like headaches, stomache problems and flare-ups of autoimmune disorders. Here's why chronic stress can make our bodies hurt, and what to do about it....
Posted: 2020-10-14 05:27:50
Sleepless Nights, Hair Loss And Cracked Teeth: Pandemic Stress Takes Its Toll
Reports are on the rise of symptoms like headaches, stomache problems and flare-ups of autoimmune disorders. Here's why chronic stress can make our bodies hurt, and what to do about it....
'Reckless': Doctors Question Trump ...

'Reckless': Doctors Question Trump Resuming Activities So Quickly


Trump's physician said Trump could resume "public engagements" as soon as Saturday. But experts say that may be too soon, both for his own health and the safety of those around him....
Posted: 2020-10-09 05:56:09
'Reckless': Doctors Question Trump Resuming Activities So Quickly
Trump's physician said Trump could resume "public engagements" as soon as Saturday. But experts say that may be too soon, both for his own health and the safety of those around him....

Posted: 2020-10-09 09:00:30
Scientists know that tiny particles from smoke can be inhaled deep into a person's lungs and even enter the bloodstream. But the long-term health effects of this are not fully understood....
Posted: 2020-10-08 08:16:26
President Trump says he's still taking the drug dexamethasone to treat COVID-19. It's a cheap, widely available steroid. But how long should COVID-19 patients take it and what are the side e...
Beyond Plexiglass: Scientists Say This Simple...

Beyond Plexiglass: Scientists Say This Simple Solution Could Keep VP Debate Safer


Since the coronavirus can spread through the air, scientists say plexiglass barriers alone may not be enough protection. But a contraption using duct tape, HEPA filters and box fans could he...
Posted: 2020-10-07 05:10:07
Beyond Plexiglass: Scientists Say This Simple Solution Could Keep VP Debate Safer
Since the coronavirus can spread through the air, scientists say plexiglass barriers alone may not be enough protection. But a contraption using duct tape, HEPA filters and box fans could he...
CDC Acknowledges Coronavirus Can Spread Via A...

CDC Acknowledges Coronavirus Can Spread Via Airborne Transmission


People with COVID-19 can infect others even if they are more than 6 feet apart. In updated guidance, the CDC acknowledges airborne transmission can occur, especially in poorly ventilated spa...
Posted: 2020-10-05 09:44:29
CDC Acknowledges Coronavirus Can Spread Via Airborne Transmission
People with COVID-19 can infect others even if they are more than 6 feet apart. In updated guidance, the CDC acknowledges airborne transmission can occur, especially in poorly ventilated spa...
New U.N. Tracker Looks At How Countries'...

New U.N. Tracker Looks At How Countries' COVID-19 Responses Are Helping Women


A new database from U.N. Women and UNDP looks at how 206 countries and territories are responding to women's needs during the pandemic. And the results are mixed....
Posted: 2020-10-05 06:19:56
New U.N. Tracker Looks At How Countries' COVID-19 Responses Are Helping Women
A new database from U.N. Women and UNDP looks at how 206 countries and territories are responding to women's needs during the pandemic. And the results are mixed....

Posted: 2020-10-04 11:00:33
Coughs, sore throats and runny noses are common in fall and winter, and they rarely signal dire disease. But with COVID-19 a threat this year, and flu an annual hazard, here's what you need ...
Posted: 2020-10-02 10:04:51
Experts say that cloth face coverings are one of the best ways to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. Here are three tips to make safer, homemade masks....
Can The U.S. Use Its Growing Supply Of Rapid ...

Can The U.S. Use Its Growing Supply Of Rapid Tests To Stop The Virus?


Some public health experts hope the growing availability of faster, cheaper tests could lead to a new strategy of widespread testing — one that could finally get the pandemic under control...
Posted: 2020-10-01 09:03:00
Can The U.S. Use Its Growing Supply Of Rapid Tests To Stop The Virus?
Some public health experts hope the growing availability of faster, cheaper tests could lead to a new strategy of widespread testing — one that could finally get the pandemic under control...
When Young People Get COVID-19, Infections So...

When Young People Get COVID-19, Infections Soon Rise Among Older Adults


As college campuses grapple with outbreaks of coronavirus infections, research from the CDC suggests young adults are driving infection rates, putting older, more vulnerable people at risk....
Posted: 2020-09-29 12:00:07
When Young People Get COVID-19, Infections Soon Rise Among Older Adults
As college campuses grapple with outbreaks of coronavirus infections, research from the CDC suggests young adults are driving infection rates, putting older, more vulnerable people at risk....
In The Era Of Hygiene, 'Clean' Auth...

In The Era Of Hygiene, 'Clean' Author Makes The Case For Showering Less


Your skin's microbiome could use a break from soap and cosmetics, Dr. James Hamblin says. He ditched bathing for five years to harness the power of 'good' microbes....
Posted: 2020-09-26 11:00:34
In The Era Of Hygiene, 'Clean' Author Makes The Case For Showering Less
Your skin's microbiome could use a break from soap and cosmetics, Dr. James Hamblin says. He ditched bathing for five years to harness the power of 'good' microbes....

Posted: 2020-09-24 11:27:56
There's still much that is unknown. But Dr. Denise Jamieson, chair of the Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics at Emory Healthcare, says recent findings "should be somewhat reassuring."...
Posted: 2020-09-24 08:01:56
NPR's Sacha Pfeiffer speaks with Dr. Denise Jamieson, chair of the Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics at Emory Healthcare, about the effects of the coronavirus on pregnant women....
A Neuroscience Project Pushes To Include More...

A Neuroscience Project Pushes To Include More African Americans In Brain Research


People of African ancestry have been excluded from many studies of brain disorders. In Baltimore, scientists, doctors and community leaders are working to make neuroscience research more div...
Posted: 2020-09-24 05:28:00
A Neuroscience Project Pushes To Include More African Americans In Brain Research
People of African ancestry have been excluded from many studies of brain disorders. In Baltimore, scientists, doctors and community leaders are working to make neuroscience research more div...
'Enormous And Tragic': U.S. Has Los...

'Enormous And Tragic': U.S. Has Lost More Than 200,000 People To COVID-19


The U.S. death toll has doubled since May. Some experts predict it could nearly double again before 2020 ends. "We are experiencing a tremendous amount of unnecessary suffering," one researc...
Posted: 2020-09-22 03:39:51
'Enormous And Tragic': U.S. Has Lost More Than 200,000 People To COVID-19
The U.S. death toll has doubled since May. Some experts predict it could nearly double again before 2020 ends. "We are experiencing a tremendous amount of unnecessary suffering," one researc...
Advances In ICU Care Are Saving More Patients...

Advances In ICU Care Are Saving More Patients Who Have COVID-19


One thing that has improved a lot over the course of the pandemic is treatment of seriously ill COVID-19 patients in intensive care units. Here's one man's success story....
Posted: 2020-09-20 11:00:33
Advances In ICU Care Are Saving More Patients Who Have COVID-19
One thing that has improved a lot over the course of the pandemic is treatment of seriously ill COVID-19 patients in intensive care units. Here's one man's success story....

Posted: 2020-09-19 09:00:26
Decades of living with bipolar disorder was "training" for the coronavirus pandemic, says Terri Cheney, whose new book shares lessons for navigating mental illness — and the times we live ...
Posted: 2020-09-17 04:49:00
Some people have skipped care because of finances or fear of the virus, doctors say. Others find medical practices closed to new patients. Many are suffering health consequences, an NPR poll...
The Majority Of Children Who Die From COVID-1...

The Majority Of Children Who Die From COVID-19 Are Children Of Color


According to data reported to the CDC, 121 children died from COVID-19 between February and July of this year. And 78% of the children who died were Hispanic, Black or Native American....
Posted: 2020-09-16 05:35:32
The Majority Of Children Who Die From COVID-19 Are Children Of Color
According to data reported to the CDC, 121 children died from COVID-19 between February and July of this year. And 78% of the children who died were Hispanic, Black or Native American....
Redesigning The Office To Maximize Health...

Redesigning The Office To Maximize Health


Architects are already looking beyond COVID-19 to imagine the office of 2025 and beyond — an office that will keep us safe on the job, whatever pandemic virus strikes next....
Posted: 2020-09-14 09:00:13
Redesigning The Office To Maximize Health
Architects are already looking beyond COVID-19 to imagine the office of 2025 and beyond — an office that will keep us safe on the job, whatever pandemic virus strikes next....
A COVID-19 Vaccine May Be Only 50% Effective....

A COVID-19 Vaccine May Be Only 50% Effective. Is That Good Enough?


As scientists race to develop a vaccine that proves "safe and effective," that doesn't mean it will prevent infection in everyone who gets it. Though it might eventually stop the pandemic. H...
Posted: 2020-09-12 11:00:12
A COVID-19 Vaccine May Be Only 50% Effective. Is That Good Enough?
As scientists race to develop a vaccine that proves "safe and effective," that doesn't mean it will prevent infection in everyone who gets it. Though it might eventually stop the pandemic. H...

Posted: 2020-09-11 01:15:00
How do we build more trusting and empathetic relationships, even during a crisis? This hour, therapist Esther Perel shares ideas on creating lasting bonds in romance, family, and at work....
Posted: 2020-09-11 08:57:00
Americans are drinking far more during the COVID-19 pandemic. A beer in the evening can feel like a taste of normal life, but health experts worry about alcohol's deadly side-effects....
Questions On Getting Flu Shot This Year Answe...

Questions On Getting Flu Shot This Year Answered


The flu season is around the corner, and doctors are encouraging people to get flu shots. A mix of COVID-19 and influenza could make for a tricky winter and burden the health care system....
Posted: 2020-09-10 07:57:00
Questions On Getting Flu Shot This Year Answered
The flu season is around the corner, and doctors are encouraging people to get flu shots. A mix of COVID-19 and influenza could make for a tricky winter and burden the health care system....
Researchers Say Fresh Air Can Prevent Aerosol...

Researchers Say Fresh Air Can Prevent Aerosol Transmission Of The Coronavirus


There's increasing evidence that the coronavirus can linger and spread through the air in crowded indoor rooms. Researchers say infectious clouds can be dispersed with fresh air....
Posted: 2020-09-07 08:02:00
Researchers Say Fresh Air Can Prevent Aerosol Transmission Of The Coronavirus
There's increasing evidence that the coronavirus can linger and spread through the air in crowded indoor rooms. Researchers say infectious clouds can be dispersed with fresh air....
PHOTOS: A Summer Of Social Distance...

PHOTOS: A Summer Of Social Distance


Celebrations, milestones and daily routines happen whether we're ready or not, and the summer of 2020 was no different. As Americans sought relief in an ongoing pandemic, they got creative....
Posted: 2020-09-05 11:00:29
PHOTOS: A Summer Of Social Distance
Celebrations, milestones and daily routines happen whether we're ready or not, and the summer of 2020 was no different. As Americans sought relief in an ongoing pandemic, they got creative....

Posted: 2020-09-04 09:07:00
Many are worried that Labor Day will be like the Fourth of July and Memorial Day, when travel and celebrations fanned the flames of viral spread, especially across the U.S. South and West....
Posted: 2020-09-03 09:21:00
There's a lot that scientists don't know about how viral infections can interact. But researchers are eager to figure out how coronavirus infections might affect flu infections and vice vers...
Pandemic's Emotional Hammer Hits Hard...

Pandemic's Emotional Hammer Hits Hard


Mental health effects of the COVID-19 pandemic have been profound, researchers find. Nearly 25% of Americans are depressed, particularly those who have low incomes and have lost a job or a l...
Posted: 2020-09-02 03:01:00
Pandemic's Emotional Hammer Hits Hard
Mental health effects of the COVID-19 pandemic have been profound, researchers find. Nearly 25% of Americans are depressed, particularly those who have low incomes and have lost a job or a l...
Making Gyms Safer: Why The Virus Is Less Like...

Making Gyms Safer: Why The Virus Is Less Likely To Spread There Than In A Bar


Gyms are reopening with fewer people and more protocols, and they want to rehabilitate their pandemic-battered image. Although there's not much evidence, they say the science is on their si...
Posted: 2020-09-02 09:00:30
Making Gyms Safer: Why The Virus Is Less Likely To Spread There Than In A Bar
Gyms are reopening with fewer people and more protocols, and they want to rehabilitate their pandemic-battered image. Although there's not much evidence, they say the science is on their si...
Scientists Explore Why Some People Are Able T...

Scientists Explore Why Some People Are Able To Live With An Infection Unscathed


What if your body could corral an infection instead of eliminating it? Immunologists who see this sort of "disease tolerance" in plants wonder what role it might play in asymptomatic human i...
Posted: 2020-08-29 10:00:08
Scientists Explore Why Some People Are Able To Live With An Infection Unscathed
What if your body could corral an infection instead of eliminating it? Immunologists who see this sort of "disease tolerance" in plants wonder what role it might play in asymptomatic human i...

Posted: 2020-08-27 08:13:00
Atlantic journalist Alexis Madrigal says millions of at-home saliva tests for COVID could be the key to a safe reopening — even if the tests are less accurate than the traditional PCR test...
Posted: 2020-08-27 03:28:00
A century of U.S. statistics finds mortality rates and life expectancy were much worse for Black Americans during pre-pandemic years than they have been for white people during the COVID-19 ...
Veteran's Appendectomy Launches Excrucia...

Veteran's Appendectomy Launches Excruciating, Months-Long Battle Over Bill


An uninsured Colorado man who had appendicitis owed $80,232 after two surgeries. After months of negotiating with the hospital, he still owes far more than most insurers would pay for the pr...
Posted: 2020-08-25 09:00:00
Veteran's Appendectomy Launches Excruciating, Months-Long Battle Over Bill
An uninsured Colorado man who had appendicitis owed $80,232 after two surgeries. After months of negotiating with the hospital, he still owes far more than most insurers would pay for the pr...
Daycare, Grandparent, Pod Or Nanny? How To Ma...

Daycare, Grandparent, Pod Or Nanny? How To Manage The Risks Of Pandemic Child Care


At least two thirds of U.S. families are struggling to find safe and affordable child care as the pandemic rages on. NPR asked infectious disease experts to help sort the health risks of eac...
Posted: 2020-08-21 09:00:25
Daycare, Grandparent, Pod Or Nanny? How To Manage The Risks Of Pandemic Child Care
At least two thirds of U.S. families are struggling to find safe and affordable child care as the pandemic rages on. NPR asked infectious disease experts to help sort the health risks of eac...
How To Tell A Real COVID-19 Contact Tracer�...

How To Tell A Real COVID-19 Contact Tracer's Call From A Scammer's


A loved one's health could depend on the truth if you get a call from a real contact tracer about your exposure to the coronavirus. But beware impostors who ask you for payment or to click o...
Posted: 2020-08-20 09:00:01
How To Tell A Real COVID-19 Contact Tracer's Call From A Scammer's
A loved one's health could depend on the truth if you get a call from a real contact tracer about your exposure to the coronavirus. But beware impostors who ask you for payment or to click o...