Health

Study: Running May Help Keep You Young

January 12, 2015
Runner (Jim Larson/Flickr)

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.

Scientist Discovers New Antibiotic For Fight Against 'Superbugs’

January 9, 2015
Professor Kim Lewis, right, and his team presents groundbreaking research on the discovery of a new antibiotic that presents a promising opportunity to treat chronic infections. (Brooks Canaday/Northeastern University)

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

Is Sleeplessness Slowly Killing Us?

January 8, 2015
A new documentary, "Sleepless in America," investigates America's chronic sleep deprivation. (ODonnell Photograf/Courtesy)

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

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

January 8, 2015
Alysia Abbott and her dad, Steve Abbott, are pictured in San Francisco in 1991. (Courtesy)

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

Is Sugar More Addictive Than Cocaine?

January 7, 2015
In 2014, Americans were eating more sugar than ever before -- on average, about 160 pounds a year. (howzey/Flickr)

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

Man Who Lost All Four Limbs Receives Double Arm Transplant

January 5, 2015
From left, Angel Gonzalez, Will Lautzenheiser and Tom Lautzenheiser pose for a photo. (Robin Young/Here & Now)

Will Lautzenheiser lost his arms and legs after a near-fatal infection in Montana. Robin Young visits him and his twin.

American Who Recovered From Ebola On The Epidemic

January 1, 2015
Nancy Writebol, the SIM USA missionary who recovered from Ebola contracted in Liberia is pictured speaking at a news conference at the SIM USA headquarters on September 3, 2014 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Chris Keane/Getty Images)

Nancy Writebol — an American missionary who recovered from Ebola — says even though Ebola isn’t dominating headlines, it is still very much alive in West Africa.

U.S. Veterans Return To The Front Lines

December 30, 2014

American veterans of the Afghanistan conflict are returning to the front lines as part of a program to help them heal.

Rewriting A Life Story Later In Life

December 30, 2014
Gail Caldwell's memoir "New Life, No Instructions" tells the story of what it was like to change the preconceptions she'd had about her life and literally learn to walk again.

We revisit our conversation with Pulitzer Prize-winner Gail Caldwell about her memoir “New Life, No Instructions.”

Ebola, A Year After The Epidemic Began

December 29, 2014
A Guinean health worker wearing protective suit poses at an Ebola Donka treatment center in Conakry on December 8, 2014. (Cellou Binani/AFP/Getty Images)

Dr. Raj Panjabi — the CEO of a company that trains community healthcare workers in Liberia — says the healthcare focus needs to be in rural areas.

American Coal Mines Stay Open Despite Millions In Safety Fines

December 26, 2014
The injuries Jack Blankenship sustained after a 300-pound rock pinned him to the ground while working in a coal mine prevent him from sitting for long periods of time or walking far. He says he's in constant pain. (Anna Boiko-Weyrauch/NPR)

An NPR investigation found that there’s a loophole in the regulation, allowing mine owners to operate unsafe mines across the country.

Animated Films Become Bridge To Child With Autism

December 24, 2014
Through characters in "Aladdin, " "The Lion King" and "The Jungle Book," Owen could express himself and his feelings. (lifeanimated.net)

When acclaimed journalist Ron Suskind’s son Owen was nearly three years old, he suddenly stopped communicating.

Gourmet Magazine Editor Ruth Reichl Dishes About First Novel

December 24, 2014
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Acclaimed for her non-fiction, Reichl has turned her talents to fiction in “Delicious!”

Do Protests Incite People With Mental Illness?

December 23, 2014
Mayor De Blasio And NYPD Commissioner Bratton Speak To Press On Police Shootings

Although people with mental illness sometimes distort the message of movements, far more are victims of violence rather than perpetrators, says one psychiatrist.

Reporter Raises Red Flag About Pet Medications

December 22, 2014
Sesame, a golden doodle owned by the family of Nimu Sirtani of Noblesville, plays in the back yard. Sesame died in 2013 after taking Trifexis, a heartworm medicine made by Eli Lilly’s Elanco division. The Sirtani family suspects that Trifexis was to blame. (Photo provided by the Surtani Family/Courtesy of The Indianapolis Star)

A three-part series from The Indianapolis Star has been shedding light on the animal medication industry.

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