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May 27, 2016 3 Comments

New Drug-Resistant Bacteria Seen In U.S. For The First Time

The CDC’s director has expressed concern, saying it shows that we’re close to the “end of the road” for antibiotics.

May 26, 2016 5 Comments

As Lethal Heroin Overdose Numbers Rise, Families Find Solace In Organ Donation

Organ banks around the country have noted an increasing number of organs from donors who have died of overdoses.

May 25, 2016 Comment

´╗┐Native American Healing In The Digital Age

Traditional healing ceremonies are performed to promote a sense of wellness and to connect participants in mind, body and spirit

May 25, 2016 2 Comments

New Chewable, Fruit-Flavored ADHD Drugs Generating Controversy

One new drug, Adzenys, got FDA approval in January, and went on the market last week.

May 25, 2016 8 Comments

NEADS Service Dog Meets His Match

Here & Now has been tracking service dog Bailey, who recently met his new owner, since last year.

May 23, 2016 4 Comments

Longer Commutes Are Hazardous To Your Health

Extended commutes in heavy traffic are tied to stress, less time to exercise, and more exposure to air pollution.

May 20, 2016 19 Comments

Oklahoma Bill Criminalizing Abortion Is Most Likely Unconstitutional

The Oklahoma legislature has passed a bill making it a felony to perform an abortion, unless it is to save the life of the mother.

May 20, 2016 Comment

A Walk Down Boston’s ‘Methadone Mile’

Massachusetts’ opioid epidemic is vividly seen on one of Boston’s most notorious thoroughfares.

May 17, 2016 2 Comments

Zika Debate In Congress

A $1.1 billion bipartisan compromise is likely to get Senate approval.

May 13, 2016 10 Comments

Oxfam: Poultry Plant Workers Unable To Take Bathroom Breaks

Inside production plants, employees are subject to inhumane working conditions, like not being able to use the bathroom upon request.

May 13, 2016 Comment

One Man's Bike Ride To Offset Type 2 Diabetes

After becoming an avid bike rider, Jaime Rangel was able to reverse his Type 2 diabetes.

May 13, 2016 Comment

Building A Better Bionic Leg, Nature’s Way

Scientists are working on a way to make a computerized bionic ankle act like a real leg by getting muscles to behave like springs.

May 13, 2016 Comment

While U.S. Leads In Genome Research, Competition Abounds

The country has made strides in fighting disease through genome research, but there are concerns with funding.

May 11, 2016 5 Comments

STAT-Harvard Poll: Most Americans Oppose Speedier Drug Approval, Support Getting Prescription Drug Ads Off TV

We examine the poll results from David Nather, Washington Editor for STAT.

May 10, 2016 5 Comments

New FDA Anti-Smoking Campaign Encourages LGBT Teens To ‘Keep Your Flawless’

The FDA has been warning teens about the dangers of smoking for years, but this new ad campaign is geared towards LGBT youth.

May 6, 2016 Comment

Job Retraining Programs Come With Financial, Other Hurdles

Even though their tuition is covered, trainees face many challenges.

May 5, 2016 19 Comments

One Breast Cancer Advocate On Why She Hates Fundraising Walks

Karuna Jaggar, who runs a breast cancer organization, expresses her concerns about the impact of large-scale fundraising walks.

May 5, 2016 6 Comments

FDA Clamps Down On E-Cigarettes

It’s the first federal law regulating e-cigarettes and other “vaping” products.

May 4, 2016 24 Comments

Mother Refuses To Gloss Over Addiction And Overdose In Daughter's Obituary

Kathleen Errico’s daughter, Kelsey Endicott, lost her battle with opioid addiction in April, 2016.

May 4, 2016 4 Comments

For Insomniacs, Behavioral Therapy Is Better Than Sleeping Pills

If you have chronic insomnia, the American College of Physicians this week said that it’s better treated with therapy than sleeping pills.

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Robin Young and Jeremy Hobson host Here & Now, a live two-hour production of NPR and WBUR Boston.

May 26 5 Comments

As Lethal Heroin Overdose Numbers Rise, Families Find Solace In Organ Donation

Organ banks around the country have noted an increasing number of organs from donors who have died of overdoses.

May 26 3 Comments

NEADS Assistance Dog Bailey Graduates From Service Dog Training

NEADS provides dogs like Bailey, a yellow Labrador, for deaf and disabled Americans.

May 25 Comment

Celebrating The Class Of 2016: Peace Odiase

Odiase is one of two valedictorians at Fisk University, a historically black college in Nashville, Tennessee.

May 25 8 Comments

NEADS Service Dog Meets His Match

Here & Now has been tracking service dog Bailey, who recently met his new owner, since last year.