Refugees, Migrants Face Long Border Waits, Cold Weather In The Balkans

November 2, 2015
Migrants and refugees prepare to board a train heading to Serbia from the Greece-Macedonia border near Gevgelija on October 31, 2015. (Nikolay Doychinov/ AFP/Getty Images)

An Amnesty International researcher says refugees traveling through Europe — and the countries they cross — are unprepared for the winter.

Needed In California: Interpreters For Mexican Indigenous Immigrants

October 29, 2015
When Angelina Diaz-Ramirez, an immigrant farmworker from Mexico, suffered a heart attack, no one at the hospital could explain what was happening to her. She speaks Triqui, an indigenous language in southern Mexico. (Jeremy Raff/KQED)

Almost a third of California farmworkers speak indigenous languages and barely understand Spanish. That’s a problem in emergencies.

The Return Of The Mall Walkers

October 28, 2015
Jon Tucker (left), 76, has been a regular mall walker for 10 years. (Ruby de Luna/KUOW)

Ruby de Luna of KUOW reports on how researchers are taking a new look at an old school approach to exercise: mall walking.

WHO: Processed Meat Can Cause Cancer

October 26, 2015
The World Health Organization says meat processed through salting, curing, smoking and other methods can cause cancer. (dinnerseries/Flickr)

The World Health Organization says meat processed through salting, curing, smoking and other methods can cause cancer.

Biogen Helps Treat Hemophilia In Developing World

October 23, 2015
This undated photo provided by Biogen shows new signage in front of one of the biotechnology company's buildings in Cambridge, Mass. Biogen Idec Inc. is shortening its name to just Biogen as of Monday, March 23, 2015. (AP Photo/Biogen)

The biotech company has pledged to donate clotting factor therapy for hemophilia patients in Africa and elsewhere.

The Science Of Mindfulness And Meditation

October 22, 2015
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 20: NYC commuters get some Headspace during a Meditation Moment in Times Square in celebration of the Westin Well-being Movement launch on March 20, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images for Westin Hotels & Resorts)

We speak with Jon Kabat-Zinn, who’s credited with bringing meditation and mindfulness into the American consciousness in the late 1970s.

West Virginia Police And Addiction Experts Work Together To Fight Heroin

October 21, 2015
Drugs are prepared to shoot intravenously by a user addicted to heroin on February 6, 2014 in St. Johnsbury Vermont. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

A new partnership program has diverted 39 low-level, non-violent drug offenders in West Virginia to treatment rather than prison.

Technology Stressing You Out? There’s An App For That

October 21, 2015
More than 100 New York City commuters participate in a meditation in Flatiron Plaza led by Headspace Co-Founder Andy Puddicombe in celebration of the Westin Well-Being Movement launch on March 20, 2014 in New York City. (Neilson Barnard/Getty Images for Westin Hotels & Resorts)

Andy Puddicombe found a way to turn his passion for mindfulness and meditation into an app called Headspace.

New Guidelines Released For Mammograms

October 20, 2015
In this photo taken on Thursday, May. 6, 2010, Medical Director Radiologist, Dr. Gerald Iba, checks mammograms, an advanced imaging screening that promotes early detection of breast cancer, at The Elizabeth Center for Cancer Detection in Los Angeles. The financially-strapped California Department of Public Health temporarily banned new enrollments to the Every Women Counts program from Jan. until July 1. But it also upped the age to qualify for the program from 40 to 50. The changes are intended to reduce the number of mammogram recipients to 259,000 this fiscal year from last year's 311,000. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

The American Cancer Society is now recommending that women have fewer mammograms and start getting them later in life.

Are All Those Hospital Alarms Really Necessary?

October 20, 2015
Physiologic alarms at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia can alert doctors and nurses to life threatening situations, but about 99 percent of them are either invalid or of low importance. (Emma Lee/WHYY)

Most of the alarm sounds don’t indicate a true emergency. In fact, about 99 percent of them are either invalid or of low importance.

New Study Could Change How Schizophrenia Is Treated

October 20, 2015
Pill bottle (faungg's photos/Flickr)

Patients who received smaller doses of antipsychotic medication and more one-on-one talk therapy did better in their recoveries.

South Korean Photographer Shows Costs Of Plastic Surgery

October 20, 2015
An image from Ji Yeo's "Beauty Recovery Room" series. (Courtesy of Ji Yeo)

In the “plastic surgery capital of the world,” it’s not unusual to get plastic surgery as a high school graduation present.

Nutritionists Raise A Glass Of Whole Milk To New Dietary Guidelines

October 16, 2015
Pouring a glass of milk. (Pixabay)

The government guidelines form the nutritional bedrock of school meal programs, which currently ban whole milk.

Demand Is Growing For Grass-Fed Beef, And Farmers Are Listening

October 15, 2015
Farmer Steve Landers owns Covered-L Farms in central Missouri, where he raises grass-fed beef. (Kristofor Husted/Harvest Public Media)

Steve Landers switched his herd of 33 cattle to a diet of pure grass in 2007. He’s now expanding the farm to meet demand.

Electricity Treatment Offers Hope To Brain Cancer Patients

October 9, 2015

For the first time in more than a decade, there’s a new treatment for patients with a common and deadly form of brain cancer.

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