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January 30, 2015 Comment

Beijing Mayor Calls Smog ‘Unlivable’

A U.K. expat and marathoner who has lived in the Chinese capital for three years describes what it’s like to run in the smoggy city.

January 29, 2015 5 Comments

Measles Outbreak Tied To Disneyland Continues To Grow

Ninety-five people are now confirmed to have come down with the measles, part of a growing outbreak. Most cases are in California.

January 27, 2015 8 Comments

Report: All 50 States Failing To Help Abused And Neglected Kids

The Children’s Advocacy Institute says every state has failed to meet minimum federal requirements for the care of abused children.

January 23, 2015 Comment

Ebola Denial Still A ‘Huge Problem,’ Despite Few New Cases In Guinea

The number of new Ebola cases in Guinea is dropping steadily, but there are still places where people are performing unsafe burials.

January 23, 2015 4 Comments

How To Keep That Fitness Resolution

It’s that time of year when the post-New Year’s crowd at the gym starts to thin. We get advice on how to stick with it.

January 22, 2015 Comment

New Challenges To Telemed Abortions In Iowa

Critics argue that a doctor cannot determine if a patient is a suitable candidate for medical abortion using a video conference.

January 21, 2015 Comment

New Kidney Transplant Rules Aim For Equity

More than 100,000 people in the U.S. are waiting for a kidney transplant. That’s a longer waiting list than for any other organ.

January 21, 2015 12 Comments

How Food Ads Get Into Our Brains, And What We Can Do To Avoid Mindless Eating

Brian Wansink, director of Cornell’s Food and Brand Lab and author of “Mindless Eating” and “Slim by Design,” shares insight and advice.

January 20, 2015 Comment

Obama Gives Ebola Doctor Prime Seat At State Of The Union

Dr. Pranav Shetty has been at the heart of the battle to fight the Ebola outbreak. He will sit with the First Lady during tonight’s address.

January 20, 2015 2 Comments

Study: Social Media Doesn’t Stress People Out; People Stress People Out

A new study by Pew Research Center found that frequent internet and social media users do not have higher levels of stress.

January 15, 2015 4 Comments

Wisconsin VA Hospital Investigated For Overprescribing Narcotics

The investigation comes after a story by the Center For Investigative Reporting about the VA hospital that veterans call “Candy Land.”

January 15, 2015 6 Comments

Pre-Diabetes Support Groups Aim To Stem The Epidemic

If present trends continue, one in three Americans will have diabetes by 2050. But it’s not inevitable. A new program aims to help.

January 13, 2015 9 Comments

26 Measles Cases Tied To Disneyland Outbreak

The measles outbreak comes 15 years after public health officials announced the elimination of measles in the United States.

January 13, 2015 2 Comments

USDA Hunts For Avian Flu In Pacific Northwest

The USDA and Washington state officials are testing flocks for the highly pathogenic H5N8 strain of avian flu.

January 12, 2015 50 Comments

New Ways Of Treating Trauma: Try Some Yoga

A renowned trauma expert says yoga and mindfulness techniques can help people recover from PTSD.

January 12, 2015 6 Comments

Study: Running May Help Keep You Young

A new study by researchers at the University of Colorado-Boulder finds that running not only keeps you healthy, it can also keep you young.

January 9, 2015 10 Comments

Scientist Discovers New Antibiotic For Fight Against 'Superbugs’

Northeastern’s Kim Lewis recently published a study in Nature describing his team’s method for finding new antibiotics.

January 8, 2015 23 Comments

Is Sleeplessness Slowly Killing Us?

Most Americans are chronically tired. A new documentary investigates the lasting health implications of sleep deprivation.

January 8, 2015 Comment

‘The Recollectors’ Gives Voice To Children Who Lost Parents To AIDS

A new website creates a space for children who lost parents to AIDS to share their experiences, find support and honor their parents’ memories.

January 7, 2015 21 Comments

Is Sugar More Addictive Than Cocaine?

A cardiovascular research scientist discusses why added sugar is so bad for us, and why we can’t stop eating it.

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January 29 Comment

DJ Sessions: Go Deadhead

The Grateful Dead celebrates 50 years since the band's start this year.

January 29 15 Comments

Middle-Aged And Living Alone

"There might be an initial honeymoon period, but what does living alone eventually do to you?" Sandra Tsing Loh asks.

January 28 15 Comments

Zillow And ‘The New Rules Of Real Estate’

The CEO and chief economist of the groundbreaking real estate website explain how the rules have changed.

January 27 123 Comments

Nun Hopes For More Gender Equality In The Church

Sister Joan Chittister describes how the Vatican's tone toward nuns has changed and shares her hopes for the Catholic church.