Health

RSS Feed
NPR

Around The World, When It Comes To Health Advice Mom Knows Best

In the U.S., VapoRub goes on a sick child's chest. In Russia, it might go on the soles of the feet. Cultural norms have a big effect on how we diagnose and treat illnesses, especially at home.
NPR

Canada Legalizes Physician-Assisted Dying

Canadian lawmakers have passed legislation to legalize physician-assisted death. It comes after an intense debate about who should be eligible for the option.
NPR

Vermont Insurers Must Now Cover Vasectomies

State legislatures around the U.S. are debating which birth control benefits insurers must cover. Vermont is one of several states going beyond a focus on female contraception to include vasectomies.
NPR

Is It OK For Boys To Cry?

We may be more accepting of boys who cry, but only if they cry in the right way, Hanna Rosin suggests. The norm for male behavior may be stuck in a place that isn't doing boys much good.
NPR

What Should Vacationers Pack In Their Travel Medical Kit?

What supplies will the health-conscious traveler pack to keep illness at bay? We asked the experts.
NPR

A Surgeon's Bloodstained Shoes Have Become A Symbol Of Orlando's Defiance

Dr. Joshua Corsa says his shoes are a reminder that "after the worst of humanity reared its evil head, I saw the best of humanity ... come fighting right back."
NPR

As More Cities Eye Soda Tax, Industry Vows To Fight New Tax in Philadelphia

In November, the California cities of Oakland and San Francisco are expected to take up the issue of taxing sugary sodas. And voters in Boulder, Colo., may see a ballot initiative too.
NPR

How A Child Soldier Reclaimed Her Former Self

She was abducted at age 11 by Joseph Kony's rebels and forced to bear his children. It took Evelyn Amony years to recover. Now she works to help other women caught up in conflict.
NPR

Tourette Tics Are A Challenge, But Misunderstanding Of Tics Can Be Worse

One British performance artist does live shows about living with a constant compulsion to say the word "biscuit." Onstage and online, people with Tourette syndrome are reaching out to clear the air.
NPR

Federal Program That Helps Patients Navigate Medicare May Be Cut

Counselors nationwide have helped 7 million people choose Medicare plans, challenge coverage denials and get subsidies. But some senators just voted to spend the money on other causes.

Pages