One of the biggest problems with left turns is that the turning driver has a green light when pedestrians have a walk light. Changes in how cars are built have also created more blind spots.
The consensus is that the World Health Organization's performance on Ebola was miserable. At the agency's annual meeting, the WHO is set to adopt reforms to make sure what happened with Ebola doesn't happen again.
The cost of medication to treat multiple sclerosis has risen much faster than inflation, even for older drugs. Patients and insurers say manufacturers' subsidy programs have helped, but not enough.
Last month, the U.S. Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau approved a powdered alcohol product, making both parents and lawmakers nervous. Some states have already banned powdered alcohol. NPR's Arun Rath speaks with Brent Roth of Wired, who made his own powdered concoction and put it to the test.
Brittany Ohman got pregnant in high school, and didn't realize it till she went into labor in her freshman dorm. She talks with NPR's Rachel Martin about her surprise pregnancy and her son, James.
Sex education often occurs in one of two places: at home or at school. Francisco Ramirez is bringing the subject out into the open.
The Living Heart Project aims to create a detailed simulation of the human heart that doctors and engineers can use to test experimental treatments and interventions.
If you're in a medical facility, bedbugs should not be on your worry list. But infestations of the bloodsucking insects in nursing homes and hospitals are on the rise.
The agency that administers Obamacare in California moved to make expensive medicines more affordable in 2016. In most plans, patients will pay no more than $150 or $250 a month.
Medical ethicist Harvey Fineberg says "neo-evolution" is on the horizon. When it becomes easier to eliminate disease through gene therapy, will we change the trajectory of evolution?
Topics include healthy aging, retirement security, long-terms services and supports, and protecting older Americans from financial exploitation, abuse and neglect.
A group of scientists and fishermen are working on a tool they say will allow consumers to learn the backstory of a piece of fish while standing in the supermarket aisle with their smartphone.
One report found that water quality at South Boston beaches was “consistently cleaner” than a number of iconic urban beaches, including Coney Island and Santa Monica.
The report serves as a blueprint for the city’s new Office of Recovery Services.
The governor met with Plymouth officials Tuesday afternoon to discuss the crisis, which has led to 140 heroin overdoses so far this year in Plymouth — 10 of them fatal.