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Answering Your Questions: Health 101 For Grown Women

We asked NPR listeners what they'd like to know about women's health in midlife. Hundreds of you had questions on topics from hormones to chin hairs. Two doctors are giving us the answers.

The Future Of Nanotechnology And Computers So Small You Can Swallow Them

How tiny can a computer get and what can it do? Digital sensors are already traveling inside human bodies. Will shrinking sizes eventually do away with the bulky devices we use now?

Treating Prisoners With Hepatitis C May Be Worth The Hefty Price

About 15 percent of people in prison are infected with hepatitis C. Screening and treating inmates would save $750 million over 30 years and prevent many new cases in the general public.

A Peek At Brain Connections May Reveal Attention Deficits

By assessing the strength of certain connections in the brain with an MRI test, researchers were often able to tell whether children and adolescents had attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.

Mendocino Coast Fights To Keep Its Lone Hospital Afloat

Tourists love California's Mendocino coast for its redwoods, surf and charm. But the battle to keep the area's only hospital afloat is pitting hospital administrators and doctors against each other.

How Do You Keep Vaccines Cool? Try Spacecraft Insulation

If it's not kept cold, it doesn't work. And that's a big problem in hot spots. A new cooler seems to do the trick — without electricity!
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Radon Testing Now Mandatory For Montgomery County Home Sales

Radon is a silent, deadly killer, and now home sellers are on the hook for making sure the radioactive gas isn't present when a house changes hands.


Turning Down The Heat When Cooking Meat May Reduce Cancer Risk

Part of the cancer risk posed by eating red and processed meats is actually related to how the meat is prepared. Lower temperature, slower cooking — like baking or roasting — is a better health bet.

Gratitude Is Good For The Soul And Helps The Heart, Too

This Thursday, people all over the country will sit around the dinner table discussing what they're thankful for. And being grateful may also reduce the risk of heart disease.

When A Stranger Leaves You $125 Million

A Seattle businessman left most of his fortune to a blindness organization he never contacted in life. Why the gift? Maybe, the evidence hints, to help others take the psychological leap he couldn't.